BAFTA Announces Deadlines, Adds Documentary

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that it will add a new category to the Orange BAFTA Awards to recognise documentary feature films.

The new category will be called Documentary and has been introduced "in recognition of the number of high-quality theatrical documentaries released in UK cinemas each year".

Adding further criteria, BAFTA said: "Films from all countries will be eligible as long as they have a theatrical release in the UK. The award will only usually be presented if 15 or more films are entered. A specialist Documentary Chapter of BAFTA Film Voting Members will vote for a long list of five films during Round One then will vote again in Round Two to decide the three nominations. The winner will be selected by all Film Voters during Round Three."

BAFTA also released key dates for the next edition of its Awards (with entry forms available at BAFTA’s website). The deadline for entries is Thursday, November 17th.