British Academy takes its first steps in India

Chennai: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is taking its first steps in India with the global expansion of the ‘Breakthrough’ initiative, supported by Netflix.

This flagship new talent initiative is part of BAFTA’s year-round work to support new talent, operating alongside their Awards ceremonies worldwide. BAFTA Breakthrough India will help facilitate the development of relationships between British talent and India’s homegrown creatives.

“BAFTA Breakthrough India is a new international iteration of the highly successful Breakthrough initiative, which has been running in the UK since 2013, China since 2019 and has launched in the USA this year, supporting over 130 emerging talents to date. Encouraging creative and cultural exchange between some of the major centres of film, games, and television in these countries, the programme has supported individuals such as Tom Holland, Letitia Wright, Florence Pugh, Jessie Buckley, Josh O’Connor, and Callum Turner,” said a statement.

 

NT Bureau