The Academy Circle | BAFTA

Paul Edmonds London, the Official Hair Partner to the EE British Academy Film Awards has some extremely exciting news for all you film and television lovers! Keep reading for an special and unique opportunity to get involved with BAFTA, the world-leading independent arts charity.

BAFTA | About

Most people know BAFTA for it’s legendary year on year award ceremonies which celebrate the best in British film and television however, when the glitz and the glam of award season is over, BAFTA continues to strive by offering  international programmes of learning events and initiatives. BAFTA’s programmes include unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent by hosting a series of workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia.

BAFTA as a brand have the vision of “a world where everyone’s life is culturally and creatively enriched through excellent work in film, games and television” and thrive towards the mission of bringing “the very best work in film, games and television to public attention, and support the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. We do this by identifying and celebrating excellence, discovering, inspiring and nurturing new talent, and enabling learning and creative collaboration.”

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Academy Circle | The Membership

As BAFTA is an independent arts charity, to ensure their unique offering of programmes and initiatives continue and even improve, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have set up the Academy Circle. Members of the Academy Circle are influential and prestigious individuals who  show their support by making significant donations yearly to BAFTA’s charitable activity. BAFTA  can only provide world class programmes and initiatives with the support from the Academy Circle. Members of the Circle receive a world of benefits as a thank you for their continued support and these include a collection of intimate evenings throughout the year, hosted by BAFTA members (such as Mr Edmonds) and influential industry professionals including actors, directors and cinematographers.

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Academy Circle | The Benefits

The main perk of being a BAFTA member as mentioned above, is having the invitation to attend exclusive talks with BAFTA’s industry professionals. As well as exclusive inspirational evenings, members of the Academy Circle benefit from an array of advantages, these can be seen below…

  • Invitations for you and a guest to attend four Academy Circle masterclasses throughout the year;
  • Access to the official BAFTA private members’ bar and restaurant at 195 Piccadilly, perfect for relaxing, hosting meetings and socialising with fellow Circle members;
  • Occasional invitations (subject to availability) to other industry events;
  • The opportunity to purchase tickets to some of BAFTA’s highest profile events;
  • Your very own Academy Circle membership card;
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in BAFTA’s Review of the Year.

Previous events have hosted stars and talented individuals from the likes of…Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Dev Patel, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Emilia Fox and Natalie Dormer, just to name a few. As a BAFTA member you will be brushing shoulders with the stars…how amazing?!

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Academy Circle | Join

If you would like to become a member of the Academy Circle at BAFTA, please contact Andrew Overin, Head of Fundraising via email at for more information. Do you want to know more about BAFTA before becoming a member? Subscribe to BAFTA news by clicking here and entering your name and email address.

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