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Terms and Conditions | BAFTA Connects

These terms and conditions apply to the 2020 BAFTA Connects initiative (the “initiative”) and any content you submit to BAFTA in support of your application (as described below). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not apply for the Initiative or submit any content. By submitting an application you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions on the Terms and Conditions, please contact [email protected]



You may apply to the Initiative by submitting a completed online entry form together with a short video (details below). If you submit an incomplete application form or fail to submit your video by the closing date you will not be eligible for the consideration in the initiative.

BAFTA Connects is open for entries on Sunday 8 March 2020 at 7:00am GMT. The closing date for entries is Thursday 16 April 2020 at 10:00am GMT.

You must be aged at least 18 years at the date of entry, and live in the UK or Ireland, to enter BAFTA Connects.

BAFTA Connects initiative is being run by BAFTA to celebrate International Women’s Day. It is a unique opportunity for women to get amazing advice from leading female figures in the film, games and television industries.

We are looking for entrants who:

Will be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry.
Identify as female.
Would love to work in film games or television and who could benefit from a one-to-one chat with a titan of the industry.

A BAFTA panel will select a number of successful entries from the eligible entries submitted, and match them with the industry professionals participating in BAFTA Connects. Entries will be reviewed by the following criteria:

Demonstrated passion for the particular industry
Specificity of aspiration
Compatibility with the relevant industry professional(s) participating in BAFTA Connects

Entrants must submit the completed online entry form and must upload a video of themselves. In the video you must answer the following:

What is your name?
What do you love about film, games or television?
What is your ideal role in the industry and why?

Production value will not be a factor of selection; feel free to submit videos recorded on smartphones, web cameras etc.

Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in duration and must be under 500 mb. Entrants must start their video with their full name. Videos that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

BAFTA accepts no responsibility for entries not received. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Incomplete and/or late entries will not be accepted.



BAFTA will notify you via email by 7 May 2020 if you have been selected for BAFTA Connects.

Selected entrants must reply to confirm receipt if they wish to progress with BAFTA Connects. If no confirmation is received by the relevant deadline, BAFTA reserves the right to select an alternative entry.



The successful entrants will be matched with an industry professional, to have one mentoring conversation with them about working in their chosen industry.

BAFTA will liaise with the successful entrants to determine the time and format of their conversation. This might be an in-person meeting, a phone or Skype conversation, or an alternative arrangement, dependent on the availability and location of the industry professional.

The matching of the industry professionals with the successful entrants is BAFTA’s decision and will be made at BAFTA’s discretion. Those selected for BAFTA Connects will be matched with one industry professional only.

The entrant must be available at the agreed time of the meeting or call. If for any reason the entrant misses their call or meeting time, BAFTA reserves the right to withdraw the opportunity offer.

Any travel to or from an in-person meeting spot between the industry professional and the entrant will be undertaken at the entrant’s own cost. BAFTA is not responsible for travel to or from the meeting.



No purchase is necessary.

By taking part, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms & Conditions and agreed to be bound by them. Entries that do not comply in full with these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified. All entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions.

The decision made by BAFTA is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

BAFTA reserves the right at its sole discretion to:

Disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process including but not limited to any unauthorized use of any computer program, script or any other device or methodology or process intended to automate any aspect of entry.
Cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the initiative.
Amend these terms and conditions where reasonably necessary. We will post a notice on the website of any such amendments but your continued use of the website will be deemed to be acceptance by you of any such changes.

BAFTA may use, in any and all media throughout the world forever as BAFTA in its sole opinion sees fit, the video entry and the name, likeness, image or biographical information of the entrants who are selected, without payment or further consideration. BAFTA may also use any photographs or video footage featuring the selected entrants while attending an in-person meeting with their matched industry professional without payment or further consent and such photographs or footage will be owned by BAFTA for use throughout the world forever as BAFTA sees fit.


You release and hold BAFTA from any and all liability and any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this initiative to the extent permitted by law.

By entering the initiative you give BAFTA permission to contact you if you have been selected, and to contact you about arranging your mentoring meeting.



These terms and conditions shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of England and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.