Tips from the Greats

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have just launched a new initiative named ‘Bafta Guru’, which aims to inspire students and career-starters in the film, television and games industries. With a target audience of 18-30 year olds, it is set to feature a variety of videos and blogs that give an insight into the greatest minds of film, television and games.

With plans to continually expand in order to create a library of interviews, masterclasses and debates, it is set to be the go to place for anyone looking for a bit of creative inspiration. Highlights of the project include Life in Pictures, which boasts in depth interviews with key personalities in the world of film, and The Big Questions, which looks at how stars made it in their chosen field.

Head of Learning and Events, Tim Hunter, says of the project: “BAFTA Guru is an exciting new development for the Academy. It takes our Learning & Events programme to a wider audience and will allow the amazing roster of industry experts who we meet through our membership and Awards to support the next generation of practitioners.”

Launched today are a number of short clips entitled The Early Years, which feature greats such as Quentin Tarantino and woman of the moment, Tilda Swinton speaking about some of their earliest endeavours in film and acting. These are available online for free and can be watched below:



For more information or to watch further videos, visit the website here.

Taken from The Student, published online Fri Nov 4th 2011.

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