BAFTA Events – January and February Highlights

BAFTA has a year-round programme of events that offers audiences access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through screenings and interviews, masterclasses and panel discussions. For those who are keen to learn more about the different aspects of film practice, this is an excellent opportunity to interact with key figures working in the industry today. We cover some of the upcoming BAFTA events.

BAFTA Craft Masterclass: Why Don’t More Women Write for TV?
French Institute, Ciné Lumière, 17 Jan, 6.30pm
Part of the Totally Serialized Festival, this masterclass examines why more women aren’t writing for television, what contributions women have made to the field and the obstacles they face today. Learn more about scriptwriting for TV from experts in the field, such as Virginie Brac (Spiral), BAFTA-winning Paula Milne (The Politician’s Husband, White Heat, Small Island) and Emma Reeves (The Dumping Ground, Young Dracula).

What’s All the Drama About? Financing and Creating High End TV Drama
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, 29 Jan, 5pm
An experienced panel of film production experts chaired by Stephen Garrett, Executive Chairman of Shine Pictures, explore the current landscape including co-production, finance streams, international sales and distribution, as well as a look at the new digital platforms. This is a chance to gain an insight into the financial and creative driving forces playing out in the sector and to discover how best to devise a strategy for a project or business.

Masterclass Labs: Cinematography with Rob Hardy BSC
ICA, 5 Feb, 6.30pm
Join this masterclass held at the ICA with Rob Hardy, one of Britain’s most in-demand cinematographers. He has just finished shooting Ex Machina based on the comic book series for DNA Films. In 2013 he has also shot The Invisible Woman directed by Ralph Fiennes and Every Secret Thing an American crime thriller starring Dakota Fanning.

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