BAFTA Breakthrough Brits open for applications

Launched in 2013 in partnership with Burberry, Breakthrough Brits showcases and supports the next generation of British creative talent in film, TV and games. Each year, up to 20 on-screen and off-screen talented newcomers are selected by a stellar industry Jury to take part in a year-long mentoring and guidance programme.

Successful Breakthrough Brits receive non-voting membership of BAFTA for a year, giving them free access to BAFTA events and screenings and to our member’s space at 195 Piccadilly. In addition, BAFTA will support each Breakthrough Brit by working with them to tailor a programme of support, mentoring and career development in conjunction with industry professionals.

We are looking for exceptional individuals who are working professionally in the film, TV and games industries. Breakthrough Brits are selected from across the crafts in film, television and games; applications are accepted from individuals of all backgrounds whether their experience is via formal education and/or employment or non-traditional routes.

Previous Breakthrough Brits include actors Ray Panthaki and Charlie Covell (both currently to be seen in the ITV crime drama, Marcella), Katie Leung (pictured above), Aysha Kala, writers Laura Wade and Tess Morris, director Sarah Walker and Senior Games Designer, Catherine Woolley.

How to apply: via the BAFTA website

Deadline: 30 May 2016

Source: BBC Writersroom

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