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BAFTA Breakthrough India has extended the date of submission

Madhushree Chakrabarty January 22, 2021
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended the deadline date of submitting applications for the BAFTA Breakthrough India from January 25, 2021, to February 8, 2021. Supported by Netflix, the initiative is producing an immense flow of applications from all over India and hence the extension had to be provided.

The BAFTA Breakthrough India initiative has marked the arrival of BAFTA in the country. The initiative showcases the talents of the upcoming generations of the country in every field of creativity such as film, television, games, and television globally alongside the USA, UK, and China.

A.R. Rahman, the composer, and BAFTA Breakthrough ambassador said: “I am extremely proud to see the response that BAFTA Breakthrough India has received from across the country. We have received applications from across the nation, proving that talent can be found in all corners of India. We are so pleased with the uptake and I am delighted to see BAFTA extend the deadline to Monday 8 February. I encourage talented individuals from across film, games, and television to get involved and submit their application for what could be a life-changing experience.”

The BAFTA Breakthrough India is the international version of the Breakthrough Initiative, which has been successfully running in the UK since 2013, in China since 2019, and launched in the USA. The same was launched in India in the year 2020, which has supported more than 160 rising talents to date. Some of the notable talents supported by the initiative are Florence Pugh, Tom Holland, Callum Turner, Jessie Buckley, Letitia Wright, and Josh O’Connor.

The initiative will handpick a few candidates from the country and they will then receive an opportunity to participate in year-long guidance and mentoring program. The selected candidates will receive global networking opportunities, one-to-one mentoring, full voting BAFTA membership, and free access to BAFTA events and screenings for 12 months.

To apply and take part in the initiative click here.

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