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2017 BAFTA SFA Winners

BAFTA announces 2017 Student Film Award winners

By Elbert Wyche

Special jury prize awarded to Daphne Matziaraki for documentary 4.1 Miles.

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'Mad Max', '45 Years' producers to speak at Bafta Guru Live

By Sam Warner

Second edition of event for aspiring creatives reveals line-up.

KEY DATES 2016/17

  • Oct 21 Entry deadline
  • Dec 14 Round One voting opens
  • Dec 15 Qualified films must screen to BAFTA members by this date
  • Jan 3 Round One voting closes
  • Jan 10 Nominations Announcement
  • Jan 10 Round Two voting opens
  • Feb 8 Round Two voting closes
  • Feb 10 All entered films to open on general release to the public by this date
  • Feb 12 British Academy Film Awards


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Baftas 2017: How 'The Pass' became a contender

Writer John Donnelly and director Ben A Williams (director) discuss their Bafta outstanding British debut-nominated feature.

Under The Shadow

Baftas 2017: How 'Under The Shadow' became a contender

Writer-director Babak Anvari and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh discuss their Bafta-nominated feature.

The Hard Stop

Baftas 2017: How Mark Duggan doc 'The Hard Stop' became a contender

Director George Amponsah and producer Dionne Walker talks to Screen about their outstanding British debut Bafta nomination.

Notes On Blindness

Baftas 2017: How 'Notes On Blindness' became a contender

Directors Pete Middleton and James Spinney, and producer Jo-Jo Ellison talk outstanding British debut Bafta-nominated doc.

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Baftas 2017: How 'The Girl With All The Gifts' became a contender

Writer Mike Carey and producer Camille Gatin talk to Screen after being nominated for the outstanding British debut Bafta.

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Baftas 2017: the lowdown on all the British film nominees

We profile all the UK films that were nominated for the 2017 Baftas, from Fantastic Beasts to Florence Foster Jenkins.


Oscars 2017: Lead and supporting actress, who's in the running?

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)



Comment: Academy got it right with 'Moonlight' best picture win

A24 ran a canny campaign for Barry Jenkins’ drama.


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Bafta chief exec Amanda Berry talks eligibility shake-up, diversity push

Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.