bafta_crew_2015BAFTA Crew is an active UK wide initiative that brings together a professional network of industry talent working in film and TV.

This year, BAFTA Crew is expanding to the capital, welcoming applicants from London as well as Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English regions to join the networking and skills development programme, now in its third year.

BAFTA is looking for up to 300 of the brightest ‘below the line’ crew talent – whether camera, art department, sound, costume, post-production (VFX and editing), hair and make-up or production management across the UK, connecting talented crew across the country to each other, and BAFTA-winning colleagues.

The joining fee is just £25 for new Crew members and £15 for returning BAFTA Crew participants, giving you access to a range of benefits, including:

  • access to live masterclasses with some of the film industry’s most established HoDs, drawn from a pool of major BAFTA winners and nominees
  • a series of interactive live streamed Q&As, with BAFTA-nominees, focusing on a range of craft and technical subjects
  • online social networking for BAFTA Crew members
  • a series of bespoke networking events for BAFTA Crew members and local industry, run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions and at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London

Masterclasses will focus on feature and high end TV drama. BAFTA Crew is open to professionals with experience in broadcast or feature film, including factual scripted and long-running drama, with main team credits in your department.

Last year’s masterclasses featured BAFTA-nominated talent such as multi-BAFTA and Oscar-winning Cinematographer Chris Menges (The Killing Fields), BAFTA-nominated Costume Designer Sammy Sheldon (The Imitation Game), BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Production Designer Andy Nicholson (Gravity) and BAFTA and Oscar-winning Make-Up artist Frances Hannon (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Click here to catch up on last year’s BAFTA Crew programme.

BAFTA Crew 2015 applicants will get the opportunity to have their CVs seen by practitioners working at the top of their game, across 8 craft departments.

Interested in joining BAFTA Crew? Email baftacrew@BAFTA.org

Find out more: http://www.bafta.org/initiatives/supporting-talent/bafta-crew