Submissions for Screen’s 2019 edition of Stars of Tomorrow are in their final week, closing at 00.01 on Saturday March 16.
The annual talent showcase will profile 20 new actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland, launching in June.
This year the selection will also include an up-and-coming head of department in five key categories: cinematography, production design, editing, casting and music.
Informal industry submissions, recommendations and nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, before the March 16 deadline.
Candidates for Stars of Tomorrow should be young professionals with a track record – albeit brief – in the UK and Irish film industries, and need to be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals. All submissions will be subject to a lengthy vetting process.
Stars of Tomorrow is the film industry’s most successful new talent showcase with an unrivalled track record for discovering new UK and Irish actors and key creatives. This year’s Bafta Rising Star Letitia Wright, for example, was highlighted in Stars of Tomorrow in 2012.
Screen’s reviews editor and chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan takes charge of the selection process for a standalone issue of Screen to be published and distributed in June.
Stars of Tomorrow is supported by ScreenSkills. 2019 will mark the fifth collaboration between Stars of Tomorrow and the BFI London Film Festival.
Previous Stars of Tomorrow include:
- James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Blunt, Noel Clarke and director Andrea Arnold, all selected for the first-ever edition in 2004
- David Oyelowo, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Negga and director Rupert Sanders (2005)
- Riz Ahmed, Dan Stevens, Hayley Atwell and Jodie Whittaker (2006)
- Andrew Garfield, Felicity Jones and Gemma Arterton (2007)
- Dev Patel, Claire Foy, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and writer-director Andrew Haigh (2008)
- Luke Evans, Daniel Kaluuya, Theo James and Holliday Grainger (2009)
- Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay and writer Kelly Marcel (2010)
- John Boyega, Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby and writer-director John Maclean (2011)
- Tom Holland, George MacKay and Letitia Wright (2012)
- Will Poulter, Cush Jumbo, Arinze Kene and Stacy Martin (2013)
- Olivia Cooke, Taron Egerton, Jack Lowden, Maisie Williams and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (2014)
- Charlie Heaton, Joe Alwyn, Barry Keoghan and writer Marnie Dickens (2015)
- Fionn Whitehead, Josh O’Connor, Florence Pugh, Sennia Nanua and producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (2016)
- Actor/director Nathaniel Martello-White, Tom Glynn-Carney, Harris Dickinson, Paapa Essiedu and Michaela Coel (2017)
- Rhianne Barreto, Charly Clive, Antonio Aaekeel, producer Anna Griffin and writer Hania Elkington (2018)