The British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced the shortlisted films in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer category.
This award was established to encourage British filmmaking by recognising individuals in the selected disciplines whose first film sets them apart as a talent with a distinct vision and potential. It was previously presented as the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director or Producer in their First Feature Film.
Marc Samuelson, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee said: “New talent is the lifeblood of the British film industry. This shortlist of ten films shines a light on a diverse group of talented debut British filmmakers who demonstrate that the future of British film is in good hands.”
The shortlist for the two other BAFTA jury categories – British Short Film and British Short Animation – will be announced Tuesday 10 December 2019.
Nominations for all categories will be announced on Tuesday 7 January 2020, with the EE Rising Star nominations announced the previous day, Monday 6 January.
Shortlisted for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Nominations and winner to be decided by Outstanding Debut Jury
Writer: Emma Jane Unsworth
Writer/Director: Mark Jenkin, Producers: Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Director/Producer: Steve Sullivan
Writer/Director: Rapman, Producer: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
(also produced by Damien Jones)
Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab, Director: Edward Watts
The Last Tree
Producer: Myf Hopkins
(also produced by Lee Thomas)
Director: Alex Holmes
Writer/Director: Harry Wootliff
The Party’s Just Beginning
Writer/Director: Karen Gillan
Writer/Director: Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio
(also written by Héctor Gálvez)