2023 Bafta Film Awards to be held at new venue

Next year’s EE Bafta Film Awards will be held at the Royal Festival Hall, it has been announced.

His annual celebration, which will take place on 19 February, moves from its previous location the Royal Albert Hall, which has hosted the event since 2017.

Before that, it was held at London’s Royal Opera House.

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The Royal Festival Hall will host an EE Bafta screening next year (Copyright: Morley von Sternberg)

Organizers say the move to London’s Southbank Center and the Royal Festival Hall will see the Bafta show “its most ambitious and accessible night yet”, which will also be “reinforced by new production and format”.

Entry to the prestigious event will open on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, and next year’s ceremony will once again be broadcast on BBC One.

Emma Baehr, managing director of awards and content at Bafta, said: “The EE Bafta Film Awards are a global spotlight on the most exciting, creative and innovative stories being told in the UK and around the world, as well as being the host of the world’s biggest stars and many unforgettable moments.

“Royal Albert Hall has been a wonderful home to us for the past six years.

“As we embark on the next chapter in an extremely exciting year for cinema, we can’t wait to kick off our new abode at the Royal Festival Hall with Bafta’s most ambitious celebration yet. “

This year’s Bafta Awards saw Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog take the top honors, along with sci-fi blockbuster Dune also picking up a string of gongs.

Belfast, Sir Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical film about his childhood during the Troubles, won the outstanding British film award, while No Time To Die actress Lashana Lynch was crowned. EE’s rising star, the only award voted on by the public.

The Royal Festival Hall was built as part of the British Festival and officially opened in 1951, with the late King George VI and his daughter Princess Elizabeth among the VIP guests attending the opening concert. desert.

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Over the years, it has seen names like Grace Jones, Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks pop up under its roof.

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Lashana Lynch with No Time To Die film editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross at the 75th British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall (Ian West/PA)

Anna Higgs, chair of Bafta’s film committee, said: “After months of thorough preparation, we are delighted to officially open entries for the 2023 EE Bafta Film Awards.

“Given the impressive caliber and creativity of films that have been released or are in the pipeline, our members in the UK and around the world have a phenomenal awards season in the back. before.

“Celebrating excellence, enhancing the value of the screen industries and driving positive change by ensuring a level playing field continues to be at the heart of what Bafta does – so we I can’t wait to keep voting and celebrate another great year of cinema. “

Southbank Centre’s chief executive, Elaine Bedell, said she was “excited” about the partnership, with the Bafta TV and Games Awards also taking place before that.

She added: “Bafta’s decision to host three awards ceremonies under one roof underscores the diversity, scale and creative potential of our spaces to host an epic evening for all. everyone.

“We are excited to support the critically important screen industries and are delighted to see the Southbank Center transformed for one of the biggest nights on the global cinema calendar.”

The nominations for the film Bafta will be announced on January 19 next year, ahead of the star ceremony next month.

In July, Bafta announced the appointment of new chief executive officer Jane Millichip, who takes over from Amanda Berry.

Last year, Berry announced she was stepping down from her role after more than two decades at the organization.

Millichip was previously the chief content officer of Sky Studios and previously served as the group’s chief commercial officer.

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