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BAFTA Connect Membership North America

BAFTA members champion creativity, provide community, and promote progressive industry practices across the screen arts.

Connect membership is open to talented emerging and mid-career professionals working within the film, games or television industries, and is offered for a three-year term.  

Applicants display a promising career trajectory and the beginnings of a recognised body of work, advocate for creative talent and storytelling and are committed to inclusion and progressive industry practice. 

Members benefit from a tailored development programme of workshops and events as well as structured peer-to-peer networking, and full-day conferences aimed at developing craft and understanding of best practice and industry landscape.

Applicants should be currently working in the film, games and television industries at emerging and mid-level in their field and be based in North America. 


  • Access to a select year-round program of in-person and online Screenings, Q&As and industry events.
  • A tailored program of roundtables and workshops aimed at developing skills, industry insight, and best practice (e.g. sustainability, anti-bullying and harassment, mental health and wellbeing)
  • Peer-to-peer networking.
  • Access to curated content on BAFTA View, BAFTA’s online viewing platform.
  • Inclusion in the online BAFTA Connect Membership Directory.
  • Opportunity to apply for select ceremonies and celebration events, capacity permitting.
  • Access to BAFTA’s London home,195 Piccadilly, including full use of the members’ club for networking, meetings and entertaining. 
  • Discounted room hire at 195 Piccadilly for private screenings and events.


We welcome applications from emerging and mid-level creatives and executives currently working in the film, games and television.

Film & Television

Applicants must meet two of the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in short form, theatre, web series or radio
  • In funded development on a debut feature-length project, or your first TV, streaming or online commission.
  • Demonstrable craft, technical, production and editorial credit(s) in feature film and/or television that has been commercially released or distributed in the UK or North America via a distributor, production company, network or major streaming platform.
  • Credits as director, producer or writer for hire – including writers and directors of block/series episodes and writers room credits.

Those with significant experience in theatre, commercials and short form may still be considered at the discretion of the jury.


Applicants should meet the following criteria;

  • Have up to 5 years professional experience in the games industry
  • Be actively working on, and making a creative contribution to, games produced and/or distributed in the UK and/or North America

For those currently working for a broadcaster, distributor, exhibitor, sales, production company, studio or industry body in the film, games and television industries you will need up to five year’s experience.

BAFTA Learning, Inclusion & Talent Programs

Applicant has completed a BAFTA Learning, Inclusion and Talent initiative in North America (E.g., Scholarship, Student Awards, Newcomers Program) and with a demonstrable continuation of a career in the Film, Games or Television Industry.


Deadline to apply to join in 2024: Monday 1 April 2024