What does BAFTA stand for? Meaning and definition behind the event

The BAFTAs are the biggest awards ceremony celebrating the best in UK film and television. The event will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall this Sunday and Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to make a red carpet appearance again.

The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA will present the Fellowship award bestowed to an individual in recognition of an outstanding contribution to film and television.

Thousands will tune into the BBC for all the red carpet fashion and winners’ speeches – but what does the acronym BAFTA stand for?

What does BAFTA stand for? Meaning and definition behind the event

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What does BAFTA stand for?

BAFTA stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts. It is most commonly known as the BAFTAs, and is usually split into two separate ceremonies for film and television.

The BAFTA Film Awards will be on this weekend (Sunday, February 10) and the BAFTA TV Awards will air later in the Spring (Sunday, May 12). There are also the less recognised BAFTA Game Awards (Thursday, April 4).

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A BAFTA is an award given by BAFTA, a world-leading independent arts charity for outstanding achievement in British film and television in a specific category.

BAFTA also has a global year-round programme of learning events that offers access to talent through workshops,lectures and mentoring schemes.

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