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BAFTA Breakthrough India extends its deadline to nurture talent in game development

BAFTA also roped in Indian composer, musician, and singer A.R Rahman as the ambassador for the program. Let’s check everything new around the BAFTA Breakthrough India initiative here.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just made a new announcement regarding its Breakthrough India initiative. As per the announcement, the company is extending the deadline for the applications for the program. Looking at the initial announcement, the deadline was scheduled to close on January 25, 2021. The amount of interest in the program held pushed the deadline by two weeks to conclude on February 8, 2021. BAFTA announced the Indian edition of its Breakthrough initiative back in November 2020 in partnership with Netflix India. It also roped in Indian composer, musician, and singer A.R Rahman as the ambassador for BAFTA Breakthrough India. Let’s check everything new around the BAFTA Breakthrough India initiative and how it will help the gaming industry here.

BAFTA Breakthrough India deadline extended, details

The breakthrough initiative is a successful nurturing, supporting, and funding program for talented individuals in their industry. It encourages “creative and cultural exchange” between some of the major creative fields including video games, film, and television. Looking back, BAFTA has supported “over 130 emerging” talents across the world. Some of these individuals include Tom Holland, Letitia Wright, Florence Pugh, and more. As part of the initiative, a jury comprising of industry experts from Britain and India will select “five Breakthrough talents”. The year-long program will include multiple parts including mentoring and guidance.

Highlights of the program include one-to-one mentoring, offering networking opportunities across the globe, access to BAFTA events, and more. It will also offer free access to BAFTA screenings for 12 months along with “full voting BAFTA membership” for winners. The selected give winners will also learn from the best professionals in the Indian and British creative fields. This would help them get first-hand expertise from the best without any limits.

As mentioned above, the initiative is also inviting applications from talented individuals present in the gaming industry. This program will offer an unparalleled platform for video game developers in India to rise to the next level. The highlight of the program is that it is not limited to any specific aspect of the video game industry so anyone can try their luck. One can check the rest of the details around the Breakthrough India initiative on the official application page. Access to mentors, industry professionals, and connections will also help them learn from the best along with impressive opportunities.