Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Sets Key Awards Dates

Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Sets Key Awards Dates

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Timetable revealed for the EE British Academt Film Awards.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that entry is now open for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015.

This year's main change involves the six nominations for the Outstanding British Film category.

As per previous years, BAFTA members of the relevant opt-in chapter will vote for the top 15 films and the top three will be automatically nominated. The chapter is made up of a minimum of 80 voters. The final three nominations will be chosen by a jury from the remaining 12 films.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Feb 8 at The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden and will be broadcast on the BBC in the UK.

The key dates are as follows.

2014

Wednesday 20 August: Entry opensWednesday 29 October: Deadline for entry and film upload in British Short Film & British Short Animation categoriesMonday 10 November: Deadline for entry forms & supporting informationWednesday 10 December: Round one voting opens at 10:00Thursday 18 December: Qualified films must be screened to voters by this date

2015

Monday 5 January: Round one voting closes at 18:00Friday 9 January: Nominations announcedRound two voting opens

Wednesday 4 February: Round two voting closes at 18:00Friday 6 February: Deadline for all entered films to open on general release to the publicSunday 8 February: EE British Academy Film Awards

Rules and Guidelines 2014/15 is now available at http://awards. …

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