Apply for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Deadline June 12th

By June 4, 2019Training

Applications are now open for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The programme showcases and supports the next generation of British creative talent in film, games and television, identifying excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry. The application deadline is Wednesday 12 June 2019, 5pm.

About the Programme

Every year, BAFTA selects up to 20 on and off-screen talented newcomers to take part in the Breakthrough Brits 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.

Building on the success of Breakthrough Brits, BAFTA will be working with partners to facilitate the expansion of the ‘Breakthrough’ initiative globally. For updates on this, and other global initiatives, please register your interest here.


The criteria varies for Film/TV and Games.

Among other criteria, for Film and TV, you 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 or streaming service
    available in the UK

Among other criteria, for Games, you must have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be, published or released in the UK between August 2018 and August 2019, or is reasonably expected to at the time of application.

Click here for a full list of eligibility criteria.

To Apply

Applications are open to anyone over the age of 18 on 1 November 2019 who also satisfies the applicant experience criteria.

Submit your applications here. As part of your application, you will need to complete the online entry form, and include your CV, a showreel and any supporting materials
as required.  You can also recommend a Breakthrough Brit by emailing

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019.


For more information about the initiative, take a look at the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.

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