bafta Since its launch in 2013, BAFTA Breakthrough has championed over 160 talented newcomers including performers Bukky Bakray, Paapa Essiedu, Letitia Wright, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Abubakar Salim and Lauren Ridloff, games creatives Chella Ramanan, Segun Akinola, Gemma Langford, and directors Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht, Rose Glass, Stella Corradi and Destiny Ekaragha, amongst many others. AR Rahman, BAFTA Breakthrough India Ambassador and Jury Chair, said he was overwhelmed by the huge number of applications from across India for the initiative. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The participants will receive one-to-one mentoring, global networking opportunities, free access to BAFTA events and screenings for a year and full voting BAFTA membership. It served as a reminder of the tremendous opportunities for new talent, fresh voices, and untold stories that can travel nationwide and around the world,” she said. (Photo: PR)
A Suitable Boy star Tanya Maniktala, Gully Boy cinematographer Jay Pinak Oza and Scam 1992 writer-editor Sumit Purohit are among the 10 participants for the first-ever BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. “Despite these tough times, it was incredible to see such amazing Indian talent apply across genres. “This serves as a huge testament to the level of creative talent India has to offer. Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India, said India is one of the world’s great centres of storytelling. “We are extremely grateful to Netflix for supporting the global expansion of Breakthrough, they share our vision to celebrate emerging talent from different backgrounds and cultures,” she added. They will also connect with and learn from some of the best in the British and Indian creative industries, share their expertise with peers around the world, gain access to opportunities beyond geographical borders, and be promoted as BAFTA Breakthrough artists globally. “As our country faces unprecedented times, we are hopeful to launch yet another cohort very soon, as we do believe that this program offers an opportunity of a lifetime for Indian talent and I look forward to seeing the new opportunities Breakthrough can bring for them in the years to come,” Rahman said. Supported by streamer Netflix, the initiative will identify, celebrate and support talents working in films, games, or TV in India. Due to an overwhelming number of applications, the jury decided to select 10 Indian talents, double the number previously announced. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Thursday unveiled the participants list for the initiative, which was announced in November last year. The jury included actor Anupam Kher, Netflix executive Monika Shergill, filmmaker Mira Nair and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
The list of participants also includes Typewriter actor Palomi Ghosh, writer-producer of Mehsampur Akshay Singh, Nasir writer-director Arun Karthick, composer Karthikeya Murthy, The Ebb Tide writer-director Renu Savant, Elephants In My Backyard director Vikram Singh; and Shruti Ghosh, a game developer and art director. Berry also informed that due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a delay in application process for the next Breakthrough India cohort. BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry congratulated the participants and welcomed them to the BAFTA Breakthrough family. By: PTI | Mumbai |
June 10, 2021 9:20:55 pm
Renu Savant, Jay Pinak Oza, Tanya Maniktala, Akshay Singh, Vikram Singh, Karthikeya Murthy, Palomi Ghosh, Arun Karthick, Shruti Ghosh, Sumit Purohit will be participating in BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative. Don't Miss These StoriesThe Family Man makers on season three: Always knew where we were heading, will address Covid-19Buddhadeb Dasgupta (1944-2021): A poet at heart whose cinema was a mix of realism, lyricismWhen Raveena and Karisma were tied up by Salman, Aamir on Andaz Apna Apna setsClick here for more
“We have an ongoing commitment to support future Breakthrough talent but we are also mindful of the current situation in India due to the pandemic, so whilst we will fully support the Breakthrough participants announced today we have decided to delay the opening of the next round of applications,” she said.