Published on: 08 January 2020 in Industry

Directors UK responds to the 2020 BAFTA film award nominations

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Directors UK is disappointed to see the lack of diversity across this year's BAFTA film nominations.  

We agree with BAFTA’s assertion that there is a long way to go until society is fully represented both on and off screen and everyone is afforded equal opportunity in our industry. But with many outstanding films directed by, produced by and starring women and people of colour eligible for consideration this year, we must also question why these films have not appeared on the nominations list.  

We believe that BAFTA's current use of full member/chapter voting in round one needs reform because it is clearly not generating a credible and representative shortlist. 

We urge BAFTA to urgently review their voting system to ensure that it better enables a more representative outcome. Directors UK believes that a list of nominees that reflects the incredible pool of talent in our industry will encourage and empower filmmakers from all backgrounds to continue to pursue their craft. 

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