Big Break: Launch of Breakthrough Brits initiative
In 2013 BAFTA renewed its commitment to new talent with the inaugural Breakthrough Brits – an initiative to highlight the next generation of talent across film, television and games.

Through an open application and a rigorous selection process up to 20 recipients are selected across film, television and games. The accolade is bestowed at a glamorous ceremony every October, following which recipients are offered a year round programme of tailored support, including mentoring, events and special introductions to those who can help shape their careers.

Among the Breakthrough Brits to date are composer Segun Akinola (Doctor Who), actress Letitia Wright (Black Panther), actor Alex Lawther (End of the F***ing World, The Imitation Game) and actor Tom Holland (Spider-man: Homecoming).

Image: Four of the inaugural Breakthrough Brits, l-r: producer Nisha Parti, game developer Dan Pierce, actor Chloe Pirrie, actor James Floyd and writer Dominic Mitchell (BAFTA/Jessie Craig).

Some of the inaugural Breakthrough Brits 2013

Video: BAFTA Breakthrough Brits jurors, mentors and mentees discuss their experience participating in the Breakthrough Brits programme (Source: BAFTA).