BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits scheme open to applications (film & tv)

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.

What you get:  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.

Eligibility:  They 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.

They are looking for candidates who:

  • Will be aged 18 or over on 1 November 2016.
  • Are British nationals and currently residing in the United Kingdom.
  • Are making a name for themselves in their field within the games industry or as a performer or in a craft specialism within the film and/or television industry

Film & TV applicants must have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be:

  • theatrically released in the UK;
  • broadcast on a UK television channel;
  • commissioned and broadcast by an online broadcaster

between August 2015 and August 2016, or is reasonably expected to at time of application.  If writers, producers, performers or directors, applicants must have, at the time of application, completed at least one, but no more than two projects on which they had a lead role.  If from any other craft area, applicants must have, at the time of application, completed at least one project on which they had a lead or impactful role.

Games Applicants must:

  • Have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be, published or released in the UK between August 2015 and August 2016, or is reasonably expected to at the time of application.
  • Have completed, at the time of application, at least one project on which they had a lead or impactful role.

How to apply:  Be sure to check out the full Terms & Conditions and FAQ before applying.

Applications can be made via the online form on their website.  (Click the ‘apply’ button.)

Deadline:  Monday 30 May 2016 at 5pm

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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