BAFTA: Weekly News

Game Designers of the future

The finalists for BAFTA’s Young Game Designers competition have been announced!

Congratulations to all the talented 10-18 year olds whose games have been selected for the Game Concept Award and Game Making Award, who worked so hard on their entries with their school team, coding club, sibling, or on their own.

In addition, five educators are in the running for the YGD Mentor Award, which recognises the amazing work they do inspiring the next generation of game designers.

The winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s London headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, on Saturday 7 July.

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Upcoming Events
WiFi Wars with Steve McNeil
A live comedy game show where you get to play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you’re fully powered up) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win. Hosted by comedian and games commentator Steve McNeil.
Meera Syal Selects – When Harry Met Sally
The BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and comedian shares her love of When Harry Met Sally (1989) and how it inspired her career in film and television. The event will be hosted by TV and radio broadcaster and presenter Nikki Bedi.
TV Preview: The Staircase
A preview of a new episode of the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. Followed by a Q&A with creator and director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
Masterclass: Maria Djurkovic on Production Design
BAFTA-nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Imitation Game, The Hours) will deliver a masterclass sharing her craft and design insights on her celebrated diverse body of work.
BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase: TV Comedy
A showcase of three TV comedy script extracts by emerging UK writing talent, selected by an industry jury. Featuring producer Lindsay Hughes (Hunderby, Gavin and Stacey) and writer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You) critiquing the scripts as performed by professional actors.
Gwendoline Christie Selects – The Piano
Actress Gwendoline Christie discusses how Jane Campion’s masterpiece The Piano, newly restored in its 25th anniversary year, inspired her remarkable career.
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TV Preview: Hang Ups
A preview of the new Channel 4 comedy followed by a Q+A with co-writer and lead actor Stephen Mangan.
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TV Preview: Judge Romesh
A TV Preview of UKTV’s new comedy reality show. Followed by a Q&A with Romesh Ranganathan, Kerry Howard, Tom Davis, Dan Baldwin.
News
dame pippa harris appointed chair
The award-winning producer, executive producer and drama commissioner Dame Pippa Harris has become BAFTA’s new Chair, taking over from Jane Lush. Pippa has been Deputy Chair for a year and her tenure as Chair will run for the next two years.
CHILDREN’S AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES
As entry opens for this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards, a few exciting changes have been announced. These include the introduction of a new Young Performer award for under 18s. If you work in the children’s media industry and you’d like to enter the awards, read a summary of the changes in the press release and find the full eligibility rules, guidelines and key dates here
New writers competition reopens: ya & children’s 
Do you write for young adult and children’s media? We’re now accepting submissions for great new work in this area for our latest BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition.
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
This is your last chance to apply for BAFTA’s scholarships programme this year. Applications for UK scholarships close on Monday 11 June and our China scholarships today.
New on BAFTA Guru
Guru Live Glasgow – Directing Your First Hour
Directors Douglas Mackinnon, Louise Lockwood and more discuss how they kicked-off their directorial careers.
Guru Live Glasgow – Digital Creativity with Liam Wong
Liam Wong, artistic director at Ubisoft Montreal, offers an insight into his career journey from his first steps at university to becoming the youngest ever director at Ubisoft.
Guru Live Glasgow – Outlander: Behind the Scenes
The crew of Outlander gives us an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the hit TV show.
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Walter Nicoletti

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Walter Nicoletti fonda Voce Spettacolo nel 2011. Si laurea in Giurisprudenza. In qualità di Attore lavora in fiction televisive, film italiani ed internazionali. Nel 2016 produce TEK, primo cyberpunk western italiano. Nel 2018 produce MIA selezionato da Rai Cinema. E' portavoce italiano del "60th Anniversary of Foreign Language Film" by TheOscars® (2017) e della Notte degli Oscar® di Londra (2018).
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