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BAFTA Breakthrough


Applications are now open for the 2022 intake of Breakthrough UK. Apply here, and take a look at some further information on the application criteria below. The application deadline has been extended to 10am Monday July 4th 2022, to encourage more entries from people in games, unscripted film and TV, and craft and technical roles. 

Your support and recommendations are crucial to boosting applicant confidence so please circulate to your networks and recommend people to us via the webform below or via email, [email protected]


BAFTA Breakthrough UK 2022 - Application Criteria 

BAFTA Breakthrough UK 2022 - Frequently Asked Questions 

Breakthrough UK 2022 - Terms and Conditions


Applications are also open for the 2022 intake of Breakthrough USA. Application deadline is August 5, 2022.


Do you know someone who would benefit from taking part in Breakthrough UK or Breakthrough USA? Fill in this form, and we will reach out via email to tell them more about the opportunity and invite them to apply online.

BAFTA Breakthrough showcases and supports the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television in the UK, China, India and the US. 

Breakthrough identifies the most exciting new talent coming up in the film, games and television industries and gives them access to unique career development and networking opportunities. BAFTA gives talented individuals bespoke support at their critical ‘breakthrough’ career moment, enabling them to build on their success and ensuring their continued development in their chosen field.

In light of the numerous challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on new talent in the screen industries, BAFTA support offered to Breakthrough China 2019 winners was extended into 2021. 

BAFTA Breakthrough is supported by Netflix in the UK, USA and India.

Breakthrough India and China are currently closed for applications.
To be informed when applications open register your interest.