Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Announces Student Film Awards Shortlist

Magazine article Screen International

BAFTA Announces Student Film Awards Shortlist

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The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards.

This year, select film schools worldwide were invited to submit up to nine films for consideration for four top prizes in animation, documentary, live-action, and the special jury prize.

BAFTA recently announced an international expansion of the awards, resulting in this year's 45-strong shortlist encompassing 15 countries including the UK, Argentina, China, and South Africa.

The BAFTA LA Access For All campaign has benefited from the expansion and will drive funds towards the organisation's scholarship initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for careers in the entertainment industry without regard to demographics or personal circumstance.

Finalists and special jury members will be announced in the coming weeks and the gala ceremony will take place on June 22 in Los Angeles. …

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