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BAFTA Breakthrough Brits.

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits open for applications

Applications are now open for the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits scheme.

Each year, BAFTA uses the scheme to showcase and support some of the next generation of British creative talent in film, games and television, identifying through their application process "excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry."

Up to 20 on and off-screen talented newcomers are selected by a stellar industry jury to take part each year in the 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 the member's space at 195 Piccadilly. In addition, BAFTA supports each Breakthrough Brit individually; working with them to create a tailored year of support, mentoring and career development.

Previous Breakthrough Brits include Sharon Rooney, Kayode Ewumi, Tom Davis, End Of The F***ing World writer Charlie Covell, This Country's Charlie Cooper & Daisy May Cooper, Fleabag producer Lydia Hampson, Susan Wokoma, Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Luisa Omielan.

The Film and TV Application Criteria states that you must be aged 18 or over on 1 November 2019 and a British citizen residing in the United Kingdom or United States. You need to have 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 or streaming service available in the UK between August 2018 and August 2019, or is reasonably expected to at time of application.

The application deadline is Wednesday 12 June 2019.

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