BAFTA AT 70

In BAFTA’s 70th year we are inviting you to help unlock the stories contained in our archive. Stories which tell not only a history of BAFTA but also reveal the vital role film, television and games play in all our lives.

What we learn will be documented in this timeline. Browse our collection, share your memories and watch the timeline grow over the coming months and years.

Founding members
1947
How BAFTA began
1947
BAFTA's First Members
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1948
Documentary - a proud British tradition
1949
The Awards begin
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1953
Supporting the next generation of talent
1953
The first actors are awarded
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1954
Animation gets its own award
1955
The craft of screenwriting is recognised
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1958
Television joins the fold
1964
Celebrating those behind the scenes of film
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1969
Film Directors are recognised
1978
First Television Craft Awards celebrates the innovators behind the camera
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1983
Excellence in Special & Visual Effects
1993
British Film Award Returns
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1996
BAFTA Children's Awards - Celebrating excellence in Children's programming
1998
Outstanding Debut Film - That all important first feature...
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2001
Moving the Film Awards to February
2003
BAFTA recognises the art of game-making
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 Tom Holland
2013
Breakthrough Brits Launches