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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.