BAFTA Shifts Venue for Film Awards, Opens Entries for 2023

BAFTA Shifts Venue for Film Awards, Opens Entries for 2023

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After six years at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the EE BAFTA Film Awards will move the city’s venue to the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre, which will also host the BAFTA TV and games awards.

The venue is located in the heart of London on the River Thames, close to attractions such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the National Theatre, BFI and the London Eye. In recent years, the Royal Festival Hall has become the showpiece for red carpet galas at the BFI London Film Festival. The move will make BAFTA its most ambitious and accessible evening ever, supported by an updated production and format.

Entries are now open for the 2023 awards, which will be presented on February 19, 2023. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBCiPlayer and broadcast worldwide.

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Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content, said: “The Royal Albert Hall has been a wonderful home to us for the past six years. As we embark on the next chapter in an incredibly exciting year of film, we can’t wait to enter our new residence. kick off at the Royal Festival Hall with BAFTA’s most ambitious celebration yet.”

Anna Higgs, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, said: “After months of painstaking preparation, we are delighted to officially open the entries for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards. With the impressive caliber and creativity of films already released or on the way. Our members in the UK and around the world have a phenomenal awards season ahead of them.Celebrating excellence, championing the value of the fencing industry and driving positive change by ensuring a level playing field remains at the heart of what BAFTA is doing – so we can’t wait to get out and vote and celebrate another fantastic year of film.”

Elaine Bedell, CEO of the Southbank Centre, added: “BAFTA’s decision to host three awards ceremonies under one roof underlines the variety, scale and creative potential of our spaces to program a spectacular evening for all. We are delighted to support the all-important screen industries and are so excited to see the Southbank Center transformed for one of the biggest nights on the global cinema calendar.”

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