BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Apply Now!

breakthrough-brits-logo-header-21770Game developers, BAFTA wants you.  Breakthrough Brits is a brand new competition which is open to people working in the UK’s screen industries.  Including games.  According to BAFTA:

The Academy is looking for exceptional individuals who are already working professionally in the Games, Film and TV industries. This is an open call-out and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds whether your experience is via formal education and/or employment or whether you have achieved success via non-traditional routes.

This is not just open to those working on their first game, or just entering the industry, but anyone really breaking through and making an impact in film, TV and games.

BAFTA Breakthrough BritsThe criteria for games candidates are:

  • be making a name for themselves in their field within games.
  • have been involved with a piece of work that has been, or will be, published or released in the UK between August 2013 and August 2014.
  • have undertaken their first lead or impactful role on a game which is in a playable state by August 2014.

Games candidates must submit EITHER a build of the game on which they have undertaken their lead or impactful role OR a showreel of no more than five minutes.

The deadline for applications is: 10am, Monday 9 June 2014

You can also suggest someone else as a Breakthrough Brit, by e-mailing BAFTA with a name and contact details.

In 2013, Sophia George, one of the founders of Swallowtail Games and more recently, game designer in residence for the V&A Museum was chosen as a Breakthrough Brit, so the games sector is clearly being taken seriously.

However, few people in Scotland’s games sector would dream of putting themselves forward in such a shameless and impolite manner.  Which means we get overlooked once more and the games sector safely ignored.

Please nominate yourself, or someone you know who you think deserves to be nominated.

You can find full details of the competition here.

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