Bafta: Upcoming Events in July 2011


Tuesday 05 July, 18.30pm: Transmedia Meetup: America 2049
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

Transmedia Meetup is new event for London-based creatives, scholars, and enthusiasts to gather informally and share information and news about cross-platform projects and ideas. This month, our main speaker is Andrea Phillips, co-designer and writer of America 2049, a transmedia project/Facebook game/alternate reality game from human rights group Breakthrough. Lasting for 12 weeks, the game incorporated websites, live events, and starred actors including Victor Garber (Alias), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Cherry Jones (24) and Margaret Cho.

Sunday 24 July, 10.00am: BAFTA and Rushes Soho Short Film Festival: 3rd Annual Short Filmmakers’ Market
195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

Presented with IdeasTap, Edinburgh Film Festival, London Film Academy, London Film School, London Short Film Festival, National Film and Television School, onedotzero, Satusfaction, Sci Fi London, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Shooting People.

BAFTA and Rushes will take over BAFTA HQ for a third year running to present a packed day of discussions, debates and declamations, with all-day screenings, talks and seminars and an industry market featuring top media and film organisations from the UK and beyond.

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Go Behind the Screen with BAFTA at Somerset House with a series of talks which accompanies Film4 Summer Screen. This is your chance to hear filmmakers and industry insiders explore themes and subjects linked to the film programme – your own personal Film Club with some of the best names in the business.

Thursday 28 July, 19.00pm: John Barry’s Golden Touch
The late John Barry is undoubtedly one of cinema’s greatest composers. Well known for his outstanding, brand-defining scores for the Bond series from Dr. No through The Living Daylights, he also wrote the music for countless other major features: Petulia, The Lion in Winter, Walkabout, Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Body Heat, among them. Over the years, he received 5 Oscars, a BAFTA and 4 Grammys awards, an amazing record which also reflects the high regard in which he was held by the industry. In this event, Barry’s musical sons and daughters take us through a rich array of his spectacular scores to celebrate his particularly golden touch.

Friday 29 July, 19.00pm: 2011 BAFTA Nominated Short Films
Featuring some of the UK’s brightest filmmaker talents of the future, join us for an hour of highlights from 2011’s BAFTA nominations for short film and short animation award including the animation winner: The Eagleman Stag (dir. Michael Please).

Saturday 30 July, 19.00pm: Joe Cornish in Conversation
Writer/Director Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block is one of the year’s biggest home-grown hits, a brilliantly inventive south-London set sci-fi horror where ‘inner city meets outer space’, as the tagline memorably puts it. We’re delighted to welcome the filmmaker ahead of tonight’s screening to discuss some of the movies which influenced him, from the work of directors John Carpenter and Walter Hill, to E.T. and action-packed 80s extravaganzas such as the first part of tonight’s double bill, Die Hard.

Sunday 31 July, 9.00pm: Wild about Wilder
Sunset Blvd, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot, Double Indemnity, The Apartment- there is something in Billy Wilder’s work for anyone who loves movies; over the course of nearly 60 years at the top of the film industry, Wilder amassed enough famous fans to fill Universal Studios and left us with some of cinema’s most indelible memories. Here, a few of these high profile fans celebrate some wonderful Wilder moments.

Tickets (inc. complimentary drink) are £10.00 (including booking fee)

Please note that Behind the Screen tickets and the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House tickets are sold separately (ie. Behind the Screen tickets do not give you access to the main film)

Tickets through: / Ticketmaster 0844 847 1715

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Monday 04 July, 18.20pm: BAFTA and Cornerhouse present Wonders of the Universe – The Visual Effects followed by Q&A with Creative Director Rob Hifle
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH

Trip the light fantastic in this epic 15min film showcasing the astonishing visual effects for Professor Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe and discover secrets from the creative director behind this epic work. Comprehensively researched, using the most up-to-date science available, this is rare opportunity to see this unique film shown in Hi-Definition, set to a score by composer Timo Baker. High end, state-of-the-art scientific photography, ultra high-speed filmed particles all combine with 3D computer slight-of-hand. This will be one of the most accurate and stirring visualisations of travel, in space and time, you are ever likely to see. This is a must attend event for anyone wanting to enter the world of visual effects.

Tuesday 26 July, 17.00pm: BAFTA Masterclass: Writing Comedy Drama
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH

Join TV writer Sarah Hooper discuss her latest original script, Mount Pleasant, currently being produced for Sky 1 HD. The eight episode drama follows the not-so-perfect life of 30-something Lisa (Sally Lindsay) and her husband Dan (Daniel Ryan), who are constantly caught up in the complicated lives of their friends, workmates and Lisa’s ever-present parents.

In this insightful and inspiring writing masterclass, join Sarah in conversation at Manchester’s Cornerhouse with Heat Magazine’s TV Editor Boyd Hilton to discuss the craft of writing comedy drama.

Tuesday 26 July, 18.30pm: BAFTA TV Preview: Mount Pleasant followed by Q + A with actors and production talent
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH

Filmed on location around Manchester, Mount Pleasant is a new Sky 1 HD comedy drama which follows the not-so-perfect life of 30-something Lisa (Sally Lindsay) and her husband Dan (Daniel Ryan) who are constantly caught up in the complicated lives of their friends, workmates and Lisa’s ever-present parents.

Lisa is a real woman in a real marriage living in a real part of Manchester. She has no idea that another woman, Kate (Lisa Tarbuck), is making a play for her husband Dan. On a daily basis Lisa has to fend off her temptress neighbour Bianca (Sian Reeves), at the same time as toying with her own emotions when sexy singleton Jack (Owen McConnell) arrives in town. Lisa navigates the highs and lows with her best friends- and workmates – Shelley (Angela Griffin) and Denise (newcomer, Ainsley Howard). She also remains a loving daughter to her ever-present parents Sue (Pauline Collins) and Barry (Bobby Ball).

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with talent including writer Sarah Hooper, director Dewi Humphreys and actor Sally Lindsay.


BAFTA’s programme of live events and webcasts gives you chance to peek behind the screens of the best films, TV shows and videogames. Open to everyone, BAFTA events take place year-round in venues and at festivals across the country. Visit for more details.

For more information regarding the events go to

Highlights from BAFTA’s film events programme from the last few years have included talks with Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Vincent Cassell, The Coen Brothers, Terry Gilliam, Pietro Scalia and David Arnold as well as our recent Tribute to Nicolas Roeg. Many of these events are available to view on-line:

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