The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is calling for emerging British talent to put their names forward for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits in partnership with Burberry.
It is an annual new talent initiative that identifies, celebrates and supports the UK’s future stars of film, television and games.
To mark this year’s launch, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Omagh, The Bourne Ultimatum) spoke to previous Breakthrough Brits and other BAFTA-supported new talent at BAFTA’s headquarters in London.
A jury of experts from film, television and games will select up to 20 Breakthrough Brits for 2016, who will each receive a bespoke programme of career development support for 12 months.
It will include one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities, as well as free access to BAFTA events for 12 months. The selected honourees will be revealed at a reception later this year.
Applications are open now until Monday 30 May. Individuals can apply to be a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. Industry professionals can recommend someone by contacting BAFTA.
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