Bafta: Upcoming Events in November 2011

BAFTA Masterclass: Editing with Mat Newman
Wednesday 02 November, 18.15pm
Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Following on from the successful last series of masterclasses, BAFTA and the ICA are back with a monthly series, where leading creatives are invited to share their experiences and secrets behind their craft. Every month will be inviting an expert in their field to talk about their work in a small, intimate environment, illustrated with a number of clips. Our accomplished guests are all currently working in either film, TV or video game making (or all three!) and the classes will focus on a wide range of industry crafts. There’s an opportunity for the audience to ask those burning questions and to learn the trade from the masters.

2011 BAFTA David Lean Lecture delivered by Errol Morris
Sunday 06 November, 19.00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA

7pm Champagne Reception
7:45pm Event start

Please join BAFTA and the David Lean Foundation in welcoming multi-award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris to deliver the Academy’s annual address.

Errol Morris is one of the world’s great documentary filmmakers with a dozen major film and television credits such as The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven, A Brief History of Time and Standard Operating Procedure. His films have garnered many awards including a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, and an Independent Spirit Award. He was awarded the 2003 American Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Fog of War which re-examines the history of America’s engagement in Vietnam through an interview with one of the principal players, former Defence Secretary Robert S McNamara. His soon to be released Tabloid proves he is equally adept with comedy.

Through the David Lean Lecture, BAFTA offers a platform for truly great directorial talents to talk about issues at the heart of their work and explore what drives them as artists. This year’s David Lean Lecture will be streamed live on “BAFTA Guru”, the new interactive online educational initiative. To watch the live stream, log on to on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM EST/12noon PST.

BAFTA, Skillset and Cineguilds present Making Better Movies: Stunt Co-ordination
Tuesday 08 November, 19.00pm
David Lean Room, BAFTA

Join us for the third in our series of events looking at the lesser studied but essential craft skills for film. Here a panel of top pros who were part of the teams behind such films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Centurion, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides talk about stunt co-ordination.

Aimed at serious film students and emerging professionals, but detailed enough to benefit the established industry, these events are designed to promote better understanding and working methods by looking at how our featured craft can work more closely with other major departments.

Paul Weston will offer opening keynote remarks about the craft before our panel of pros take the stage to talk about making better movies.

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum with Peter Kosminsky
Tuesday 08 November, 19.00pm
Princess Anne Theatre

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, now in its eleventh year, is a platform for new writing and a networking event. The format selects three 8 minute script extracts – feature film, short film or television drama sketches from applications sent from emerging writing talent all over the country.

The three pieces will be performed by professional actors in front of a live audience and critiqued by multi BAFTA winning writer Peter Kosminsky.

BAFTA TV Lab: Pilot to Commission with Current TV’s Open Season
Thursday 10 November, 18.45pm
Run Run Shaw Room, BAFTA

Event starts: 6.45pm
Networking drinks 8.30pm

Once again, BAFTA and Current TV are teaming up to provide insight into the editorial relationship between factual filmmaker and commissioner. This time we’ll be exploring the pilot to commission process as well as offering a unique opportunity for audience members and viewers to help commission Current’s next series of documentaries for 2012.

BAFTA A Life in Pictures – Charlize Theron
Saturday 12 November, 20.00pm
Princess Anne Theatre

Reception – 20:00
Event Commences – 20:30
Event Ends – 22:00

South African born Charlize Theron has been on our screens for almost the last 20 years. Join BAFTA to hear her talk about her life in pictures.

This is England ’88 plus Q&A
Tuesday 15 November, 18.30pm
BAFTA, Princess Anne Theatre

They say Christmas is a time for forgiving and for forgetting, a time of love and laughter and joy ever after, and with echoes of A Christmas Carol, Shane Meadows is set to take us to places we never thought we’d go.

Haunted by the devastating events which took place 18 months previously, Lol and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with the emotional fallout. And they’re not the only ones lacking in festive spirit, as Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) learns the hard way, just how much love hurts. This is Christmas. This is England style.

Shane Meadows follows up the explosive, Bafta award-winning This Is England ’86 with This Is England ’88. We will be screening the first episode in this three-part series followed by a Q&A with Shane Meadows, Vicky McClure (Lol) and Joe Gilgun (Woody).

The Annual Video Games Lecture, in Association with GAME: BioWare
Tuesday 15 November, 20.30pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

19:30 | Champagne Taittinger reception
20:30 | Event starts

BAFTA’s Annual Lectures showcase the most renowned creative forces in film, TV and video games, providing a platform to discuss their personal vision for the future of their industry. This year’s Annual Video Games Lecture, in association with GAME, will be given by Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founders of BioWare, the studio behind Mass Effect 2, winner of the BAFTA for Best Game 2010, and the upcoming Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.

BAFTA TV Debate: My BBC in 10 years’ time
Monday 21 November, 18.45pm
Princess Anne Theatre

As the BBC asks the public to respond on its plans to cut £670 million from its annual budget, BAFTA asks leading industry voices to outline the BBC they think would serve Britain best. Are there more radical options that could deliver better value for the licence fee payer? Join a progressive debate that will discuss what we want from the BBC, what role it should play in the future for audiences in the media landscape and in our society as a whole, as well as explore how a smaller BBC will affect content and creativity.

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