The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for BAFTA Breakthrough India by two weeks, from 25 January 2021 to 8 February 2021.
The initiative, supported by Netflix, generated a consistently high flow of applications from all across India, leading to an extension of the application deadline by two weeks. The BAFTA Breakthrough India initiative marks BAFTA’s arrival in India, showcasing and propelling the upcoming generation of creative talent in film, games and television globally alongside talent selected talent from the UK, USA and China.
A.R. Rahman, 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.”
‘BAFTA Breakthrough India’ is the international version of the highly successful Breakthrough initiative, which has been running in the UK since 2013, China since 2019 and launched in the USA and India in 2020, supporting over 160 emerging talents to date.
The candidates who will eventually be hand-picked by BAFTA Breakthrough India, will receive the opportunity to take part in a year-long mentoring and guidance program.