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very warm welcome to this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards, our annual celebration of excellence in children’s media. Congratulations to all those nominated this evening. You may have noticed that several of our categories have been updated this year, reflecting the changing nature of the industry. One thing remains consistent: the incredible quality of the work being honoured. Your work continues to make a deep and lasting impact on the fledgling imaginations of children, who devour your wonderful creations each and every day. We’ve seen this reflected in the popularity of our initiatives and events tailored for young people, which have brought exclusive insights into their favourite films, games and television programmes to schools and family audiences around the country. Our BAFTA Kids roadshows provide children with the chance to learn how the entertainment they see on their screens is made. The incredible response to Young Game Designers and our Young Presenter Competition highlights just how important it is to provide a platform for nurturing creativity. Often, it can be simply about building a young person’s confidence in their own abilities. At all levels, we are met with delight, excitement and all-round positivity that shows an undimmed enthusiasm for the arts that will endure, we hope, well into adulthood. With your support, our activity can reach beyond the Awards (you can find more examples elsewhere in this brochure) and create opportunities for young people in the long-term. The nature of creativity may evolve over time – in form, content, technology and delivery – therefore, it is vitally important that you continue to produce diverse, cutting-edge content for our most discerning and outspoken of audiences. If children’s media is to continue to ignite the same passion in future generations as it did for everyone here this evening, BAFTA must continue to do its work. And that needs your support. Become a BAFTA member. Sit on our juries. Fund a scholarship. Grant us access to your productions, so we can capture insights from your creative talent and share them with our audiences. Together, let’s inspire the next generation of talent and maintain a future of creative excellence across the industry. ¥

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Chief Executive of the Academy

JANE LUSH

Chair of the Academy

FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES British illustrator Graham Carter created the stunning campaign art that features on the cover of this brochure. Tasked with shining a light on the incredible people that bring the nationÕs favourite childrenÕs media to life Ð the heart of BAFTAÕs Awards Ð CarterÕs imaginative artwork is a wild medley of industry crafts and wondrous fantasy.

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DA ME JACQUELINE WIL SON As one of the UK’s most celebrated children’s authors, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has inspired generations of kids and young people to explore books and other media. Her work has been adapted for numerous moving image art forms for more than a decade and her work continues to have a direct impact on the British children’s media industry. She is the recipient of one of BAFTA’s highest honours, the Special Award. Words by Rich Matthews

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f there is a prize for children’s books, then Dame Jacqueline Wilson has already won it. And somewhere between writing close to 100 books, her unerring commitment to promoting literacy in schools has garnered her an OBE followed by a damehood in 2008. It’s no understatement to say she has inspired successive generations to both read and write their own stories – and we haven’t even gotten to television adaptations yet. Wilson’s The Story of Tracy Beaker, its spin-off The Dumping Ground, and current hit, Hetty Feather, have shaped British children’s television for more than 15 years. Adaptations of her books have been nominated for more than a dozen BAFTAs, securing four wins in total and a nomination for Wilson herself for her adaptation of twins story Double Act (see box out for the full list of BAFTA honours). Not bad for someone who took their English A-Level when they were 40 (she got an A, by the way). As Tracy Beaker hits the 15th anniversary of her debut on our TV screens, BAFTA has chosen to acknowledge Dame Jacqueline’s incredible contribution to children’s entertainment across all media with one of its highest accolades, the Special Award. “Oh, I’m like a benign fairy godmother,” she says, brushing away such rhetoric. “I just wrote the books and other talented people took over. All I do is sit back and be very happy.”

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P R E V I O U S B A F T A H O N O U R S (Not including 2017) As Named Nominee 2002 Book Box: Double Act,

with Yvonne Davies and Cilla Ware, in the Schools – Drama category Her Work – BAFTA Wins 2015  The Dumping Ground:

You’re the Boss Development Team, Interactive: Adapted 2013  The Dumping Ground Production Team, Drama 2010  Tracy Beaker Returns Production Team, Drama 2009  Dustbin Baby Helen Blakeman, Writer

She adds: “I was thinking back on all the different interpretations of my work and I can honestly say that I love them all. I’ve been lucky. When I adapted Double Act myself, it taught me that age old adage of being the wrong person to adapt their own book and what hard work it is. It was a very positive experience, but after that I was happy just to have somebody else write the scripts. I’ve had brilliant writers, which has meant everything to me. I owe so much to all the different teams that have worked so hard and taken the work seriously.” Wilson’s writing often addresses serious, even controversial subject matters, tackling the likes of mental illness, adoption and divorce and presenting it in a way that young people can understand, without feeling they are being patronised. At the heart of many of her stories is the clear message that you don’t have to be the best looking or brightest kid in class to enjoy life.

Her Work – BAFTA Nominations 2016  Hetty Feather

“I like to feel that any child who feels a bit left out can see my characters on television and feel like they’re not alone.” And for anyone concerned that, at 71, Dame Jacqueline is even considering slowing down her prodigous pace, her reply is fast and firm. “I couldn’t bear not to write!” she says. “Even though I have enough stories saved up to keep me going without writing another word, it’s the first thing I think of, during all the boring bits trudging around the supermarket or walking the dog in the rain… It gives me a second, far more interesting life. I just can’t imagine not being involved with my characters.” ¥

“The most interesting kids are often the odd ones out,” she says. “Tracy was a very different sort of character. Very fierce, very feisty. I truly don’t think that any of us thought she would take off and that all of these years later The Dumping Ground would still be going strong. Very few of my characters have a happy, easy time or would be voted the most popular kid. I like to feel that any child who feels a bit left out can see my characters on television and feel like they’re not alone.”

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Images: c/o recipient; c/o BBC; BAFTA/Richard Kendall

David Collier, Delyth Thomas, Emma Reeves, Drama 2016  Hetty Feather Helen Blakeman, Writer 2016  The Dumping Ground Emma Reeves, Phil Leach, Sallie Aprahamian, Drama

2015  The Dumping Ground

2004  Tracy Beaker:

Julie Dixon, Nigel Douglas, Philip Leach, Drama 2012 Tracy Beaker Returns Gina Cronk, Neasa Hardiman, Elly Brewer, Drama 2012  Tracy Beaker Returns Elly Brewer, Writer 2009  Dustbin Baby Julia Ouston, Juliet May, Helen Blakeman, Drama 2005  Tracy Beaker Jane Steventon, Jill Robertson, Mary Morris, Drama 2005 Best Friends Sue Austen, Cilla Ware, Jonathan Harvey, Drama 2005  Best Friends Jonathan Harvey, Writer: Adapted 2004  Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me Jane Dauncey, Jane Steventon, Joss Agnew, Drama

The Movie of Me Mary Morris, Writer: Adapted 2003  The Story of Tracy Beaker Jane Dauncey, Delyth Thomas, Mary Morris, Drama 2003  The Story of Tracy Beaker Mary Morris, Writer 2003  Girls in Love Carol Noble Writer 2002 The Story of Tracy Beaker Jane Dauncey, Susan Tully, Mary Morris, Drama

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Dustbin Baby (2008); new threepart adaptation, Katy; Hetty Feather (2015-present); The Dumping Ground production team collect their BAFTA in 2013. This page: The Dumping Ground (2013-present)

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Her Work – BAFTA Kids’ Vote Nominations (publically voted) 2016  The Dumping Ground 2014  The Dumping Ground 2013  The Dumping Ground 2012  Tracy Beaker Returns 2011  Tracy Beaker Returns 2010  Tracy Beaker Returns 2009 Dustbin Baby


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NOM I NA T I ON S

A NI M ATION THE A M A ZING WORLD

R E VO LT I N G R H YM E S

OF GUMBALL

Production Team Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell Turner/Cartoon Network

SHAUN THE SHEEP

WE’RE GOING ON

Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak Aardman Animations/CBBC

A BEAR HUNT

Production Team Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR CARTOON NET WORK

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HANK ZIPZER

Sid Cole, Claire McCarthy, Tracey Rooney CBBC Productions/CBBC

Richard Grocock, Mark Oswin, Nick Collett Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC

HORRIBLE HISTORIES

S O AW K WA R D

Production Team Lion Television/CBBC

Production Team Channel X North/CBBC

DRAMA HANK ZIPZER’S

H E T T Y FE AT H E R

C H R I S T M A S C ATA S T R O P H E

Matt Evans, Reza Moradi, David Collier CBBC Productions/CBBC

Matt Bloom, Anne Brogan, Joe Williams Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC

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JA MIE JOHNSON

LIKE ME

Production Team Short Form Film Company/CBBC

Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd CTVC Ltd/TrueTube

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FE ATURE FILM

EN T ER TA I N M EN T BEAR GRYLL S

T H E D O G AT E

KUBO AND THE

THE LITTLE PRINCE

S U R V I VA L S C H O O L

MY H OM EWO RK

T WO STRINGS

Michael Kelpie, Phil Mount, Bear Grylls Potato for ITV Studios/CiTV

Production Team BBC Children’s Scotland/CBBC

Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner Laika/Universal Pictures

Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix

SA M & M A R K’S BI G

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MOANA

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Anna Perowne, Geoff Coward, Tony Grech-Smith CBeebies Productions/CBeebies

Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer Walt Disney Animation Studios/ Walt Disney Animation Studios

Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Garth Jennings Illumination/Universal Pictures

Gareth Edwards, Steve Ryde, John Payne CBBC Productions/CBBC

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Matt Knight, James Knight, Annette Williams CBBC Productions/CBBC

Charlotte Ingham, Josh Gale CBBC Productions/CBBC

Development Team ustwo games/ustwo games

Development Team SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MY LI FE: BO RN TO VLO G

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POKÉMON GO

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Sarah Murch, Launa Kennett, Denis McWilliams Blakeway North/CBBC

Production Team CTVC Ltd/TrueTube

Development Team Niantic/Pokémon

POKÉMON MOON

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Congratulations to all the nominees from

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INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION CO M PA N Y O F THE YEAR

NOM I NA T I ON S

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S T R AW B E R RY

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INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE TIME

T H E G R U F FA L O S P O T T E R

‘I SEE OOO’

Development Team Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios

Production Team Turner

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T H E

NOM I NA T I ON S

Congratulations to all the nominees of the 2017 BAFTA Children’s Awards

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Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis JibJab Bros Studios/Netflix

LOVE HAS TO WIN

Horrible Histories Lion TV

Sarah & Duck Karrot Animation

Hank Zipzer Kindle Entertainment

Do You Know 7Wonder

Operation Ouch Maverick TV

Contact: production@platformpp.tv 020 7287 6766

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Alison McDonald, Tina Mabry, Nicole Dow Amazon Studios/Amazon

T H E S N O W Y D AY

SPONGEBOB

Production Team Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment/Amazon

S Q UA R E PA N T S

Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli Nickelodeon/Nicktoons

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Martin Percy, Yates Buckley, Andy Lockey UNIT9

Chris Hobbs, Ellie Rogers, Claire O’Brien History Bombs/Historybombs.com

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Joe Elliot, Simon Taylor, Laura Annis Blue Zoo Animation/CBeebies

Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd CTVC Ltd/TrueTube.co.uk

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PERFORMER A L H A J I F O FA N A

MILLIE INNES

Ryan in Screwball! TrueTube.co.uk

Millie in Millie Inbetween CBBC

PHIL FLETCHER

S A VA N N A H B A K E R

Hacker T Dog in CBBC Presentation CBBC

Natalie in Screwball! TrueTube.co.uk

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HEY DUGGEE

Adam Shaw, Chris Drew, Tom McDowell Blue Zoo Animation/Nick Jr

Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones STUDIO AKA/CBeebies

P E P PA P I G

SARAH & DUCK

Phil Davies, Mark Baker, Joris van Hulzen Astley Baker Davies/ Entertainment One/Channel 5

Jamie Badminton, Sarah Gomes Harris, Tim O’Sullivan Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE NOMINEES!

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NOM I NA T I ON S

PRE-SCHOOL Ð LIVE ACTION APPLE TREE HOUSE

C B E E B I E S S TA R GA Z I N G :

Production Team Five Apples Ltd/CBeebies

MISSION EXPLORE

Katie Simmons, Tom Cousins, Anna Perowne CBeebies Production/CBeebies

D O YO U K N OW ?

O U R F A M I LY

Romily Menzies, Sarah Trigg, Paul Kittel 7Wonder/CBeebies

Sallyann Keizer, Ruth Mills, Luke Gallie Sixth Sense Media Limited/ CBeebies

PRESENTER DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN AND

GEMMA HUNT

DR XAND VAN TULLEKEN

Swashbuckle CBeebies

Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover CBBC

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SA M NIXON

Do You Know? CBeebies

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Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up CBBC

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T H E

NOM I NA T I ON S

SHORT FORM C N B U D DY N E T WO R K

T H E H A P P O S F A M I LY

Production Team Turner/Cartoon Network

Production Team Turner/Boomerang

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Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord Aardman Animations/Sky Kids

Production Team CiTV/CiTV

WRITER ADA M T YLER

JOE WILLIAMS

Screwball! TrueTube

Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe CBBC

PAU L R O S E , L U C S K Y Z ,

WRITING TEAM

MIKIS MICHAELIDES

The Amazing World of Gumball Cartoon Network

4 O’Clock Club CBBC

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A N I M AT I O N Lee Schuneman chair Jamie Badminton Tom Beattie Annika Bluhm Tim Clague Nandita Jain Estelle Lloyd Una Marzorati Peter Western Fernando Yache

CH A N N EL O F T H E YE A R Helen Blakeman chair Sarah Baynes Elly Brewer Sharna Jackson Howard Litton Jamila Metran Faraz Osman Tim Patterson Nigel Pickard

CO M EDY Alison Bakunowich chair Finn Arnesen Neville Astley Tom Bidwell Louise Lynch Richard Overall Saskia Schuster Dave Unwin

I N T ER AC T I V E Sharna Jackson chair Kate Booth James Bowden Emilia McKenzie Alex Pearson Anisa Sanusi Dominic Traynor David Varela

DRA MA Rosie Allimonos chair Lucy Hawking Luke Hyams Claire Ingham Poppy Lee Friar Eleanor Moran Ben Ward

EN T ERTA I N M EN T Sarah Muller chair David Chikwe Tamara Howe Gemma John-Lewis Driana Jones Lucy Pryke Sita Thomas Nathan Waddington

FAC T UA L David Levine chair Sarah Aspinall Zoë Bamsey Vanessa Chapman Peter Drake Michelle Jones Kate Little Mark Sammon Dr Ranj Singh Warren Smith

PER FO R M ER Harvey Elliott chair Valerie Ames Gina Cronk Camilla Deakin Lucy Guy Jermain Julien Jessica Ransom Henry Richard Swindell

I N D EPEN D EN T CH A N N EL O F T H E YE A R Foz Allan chair Bob Ayres Eryk Casemiro Natasha Dack-Ojumu Emily Dollman Marion Edwards Craig Hunter Sallyann Keizer Juliet Tzabar Colin Williams

PR ESEN T ER Vanessa Brookman chair Shazia Begum Nigel Clarke Dom Gardiner Darren Nartey Helen Soden Jessica Symmons Kathryn Wolfe Steve Wynne

FE AT U R E FI L M Alexandra Ferguson-Derbyshire chair Adjoa Andoh Sanjeev Bhaskar Lauren Child Simon Farnaby Nina Gold Justin Johnson Bradley Quirk Sarah-Jane Wright

GA M E Oli Hyatt chair Amanda Allen Mike Barwise Ryan Courtier Phil Duncan Gavin Price Kiron Ramdewar Vicky Smalley Catherine Woolley

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I N T ER N AT I O N A L Simon Spencer chair Ged Allen Amy Buscombe Beth Gardiner Nina Hahn Chapman Maddox Matt Porter Richard Rowe Jocelyn Stevenson Adam Tyler Robert Vargas

PR E-S CH O O L � A N I M AT I O N Julian Scott chair Lotte Kronborg Rachel Murrell Martyn Niman Moya O’Shea Duncan Raitt Dan Rebellato Kath Shackleton Lindsay Watson

SH O RT FO R M Matt Locke chair Dan Franklin Darren Garrett Sophy Henn Estelle Hughes Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Dominic Minns Kate Wilson Martin Woolley

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LEARNING Faraz Osman chair Laverne Antrobus Matthew Burton Jon Hancock Ellie Haworth Emily Jones Ewan Vinnicombe

PR E-S CH O O L � L I V E AC T I O N Beryl Richards chair Charlie Hodges Nadine Marsh-Edwards Darcia Martin Sioned Roberts Deborah Sathe Delyth Thomas Catherine Williams

WR I T ER Lucy Murphy chair Robert Chandler Maddy Darrall Ted Dewan Shaheen Khan Debbie Moon Kara Smith Danny Stack Jen Upton Allin


PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Clockwise from top: Fun in the foyer at the Beauty and the Beast hospice screening, made possible by funds raised by our London Marathon runners; actor Hugh Bonneville meets Paddington and friends at The Charities Forum event; BAFTA’s 70th Birthday Bash at Cinemagic in Belfast was attended by more than 300 children; the young crowd goes wild at Alexandra Palace, our biggest event of the year

Inspiring the next generation of practitioners through BAFTA’s fun and enlightening events and initiatives for children…

T H E CH A R I T I ES FO RU M In October, we joined with STUDIOCANAL to host a very special Paddington 2 event for young beneficiaries of The Charities Forum, the collection of charities of which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are patrons. All three of Their Royal Highnesses were in attendance, enjoying music from a calypso band and joining the children aboard a vintage steam train for entertaining activities and afternoon tea, with some delicious marmalade sandwiches. Stars from the film as well as various children’s media personalities also joined in the fun.

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BA F TA K I DS E V EN TS & ROA DSH OWS When it comes to capturing the imagination of children, it’s important to provide a hands-on experience, at least initially. That’s why BAFTA Kids has been travelling the country, hosting events and roadshows across the UK, often as part of a local film or children’s festival. We go to them. We’ve taken our specially curated mix of behind-the-scenes presentations, workshops and masterclasses, featuring BAFTA-winning talent from in front of and behind the camera, to Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gillingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham. The reception has been universally positive. The biggest event we held this year was at London’s Alexandra Palace, with more than 1,000 children from 19 different schools in attendance. Hosts Ben Shires and Lindsey Russell entertained the crowds between sessions with actors Leona Vaughan (Wolfblood), CBeebies royalty Pui Fan Lee, and Thunderbirds composers Ben and Nick Foster. Presenters Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle also hosted Paint 3D sessions with children, inspiring them to create their own characters.

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Images: c/o James Gillham/StillMoving.net; BAFTA/Aaron McCracken; BAFTA/ Alexandra Park and Palace Photography/Robert Stainforth; BAFTA/Sally Jubb

ost of our year-round programme of events for children fall under the auspices of our BAFTA Kids programme, aimed at inspiring children and young people to explore and discover more about the wonderful world of children’s media, from the inside out. Our BAFTA Kids activities are made possible through the generous support of our patrons, trusts and foundations, donors and BAFTA members. Through our special events, extensive roadshows, unique competitions, special previews and screenings, exclusive interviews with BAFTA-winning talent and tailored online content, we are able to connect and engage with children and their families in a way that only we can. Providing a fun and authoritative platform to learn about how their favourite films, shows and games are created excites children and our BAFTA Kids events are often raucous affairs. But as well as delivering a positive experience, these events can also enthuse children into considering a career in our industries. Extensive information about all our activities, and how you can help make these happen, is available on our website. Here’s a snapshot of the year to date… BA F TA 70 M E M O R I ES BAFTA celebrated its 70th anniversary this year and this has been a running theme at all our BAFTA Kids events. We asked our young attendees to share their earliest recollections of film, games and television, and received nearly 4,000 responses, from drawings to memories. BAFTA At 70, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was particularly celebrated at our second biggest BAFTA Kids event of the year, BAFTA’s 70th Birthday Bash, held at the Grand Opera House in Belfast as part of the Cinemagic Film & Television Festival. Among many other activities, more than 300 children were treated to a potted history of BAFTA as well as celebrating other moving image anniversaries (including Titanic, Star Wars and the BBC’s Natural History Unit).

H OSPI CE S CR EEN I N GS These special events are held around the UK for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. In April, we teamed with Disney to host two screenings of the live action Beauty and the Beast in Belfast and Edinburgh. For this coming Christmas, Fox has provided its new animated adventure Ferdinand to be screened in Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow. ONLINE Our activities online are aimed at engaging children and young people between the ages of seven and 14 years old, introducing them to and informing them about the crafts that go into making films,

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Young Presenter winner, Tianna, fronted an exclusive behind-the-scenes report at last year’s Children’s Awards and presented an award as part of her prize

television and games. This takes various forms, from competitions, such as Young Presenter and Young Game Designers (see below), through to specially filmed behind-the-scenes and talent interview content. This year we’ve seen a big increase in interest in our BAFTA Kids & Teen YouTube channel, with a rise in views of 58 per cent year-on-year, and total lifetime number of views now topping more than a million.

BA F TA K I DS 2017: AT A G L A N CE 39 Events held 15 Cities visited

Biggest event: Alexandra Palace, with more than 1,000 children in attendance 6,800 Overall live audience reached 600,000+ YouTube views ( Jan-Oct)

Most popular YouTube video: ‘Behind the Scenes of Jamie Johnson’ with 71,000 views 70-80,000 Average total video views

per month

YO U N G GA M E D ESI G N ERS BAFTA YGD, in association with the Nominet Trust, has its own dedicated website, providing a destination point for young games enthusiasts where they can learn insightful careers advice and gain behind-the-scenes access to the games industry and BAFTA-winning creators. Every year, we host a free-to-enter competition where students can win the chance to have their game ideas developed into a working prototype, among other great prizes. The competition is split between the Game Making Award and the Game Concept Award, with two age groups covered. At a special ceremony, we also present a YGD Mentor Award, given to an inspirational leader, and a YGD Hero Award, for a person or organisation in the games industry who supports young game designers. YO U N G PR ESEN T ER CO M PE T I T I O N Our Young Presenter Competition entered its sophomore year in 2017, with this year’s entrants challenged to interview an older friend or family member about their memories of film, games and television. You may have met this year’s winner, Braydon, outside on the red carpet. BAFTA Kids and partner First News will be working with him, and the four runners-up, on a variety of reports throughout 2018. Our 2017 debut winner, Tianna, has been a wonderful ambassador for BAFTA, attending many of our events, fronting several of our YouTube videos and even meeting our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, at the Paddington 2 event. ¥

34,680 Unique visitors to our

YGD website ( Jan-Jul) 489 No. of YGD entries assessed by our jury,

across four categories

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THINGS TO DO In 2017, BAFTA Kids partnered with children’s mental health charity Place2Be...

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PR E V I E WS Our Preview events provide the opportunity for some of the children’s media creative elite to showcase their new shows and offer advice to an enrapt young audience. Among this year’s Previews were BAFTA nominees Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh with new show, Milo Murphy’s Law; BAFTA-winning animator Daniel Chong introduced new episodes of We Bare Bears; creative director of LEGO Ninjago, Simon Lucas, showed a sneak peek of the new movie; and the eight time BAFTA-winning The Amazing World of Gumball team gave a masterclass in animation humour. Other previews included Tangled: Before Ever After, PAW Patrol and Descendants 2.

s part of our ongoing BAFTA Kids activities, BAFTA has been striving to support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. In February this year, we launched a partnership with Place2Be as part of Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW). We ran a competition to design a superhero with the ‘power of kindness’ – the theme of CMHW – and the winning design ( Jasmine’s POP, or Pocket Of Positivity) was animated by award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo. We then took the BAFTA Kids Roadshow to schools that benefit from Place2Be’s mental health services. These special roadshows aim to improve soft skills that are important for emotional wellbeing and career progression, such as building confidence and developing a sense of self-esteem. We visited 11 schools in total, all across the UK (from Edinburgh to Gillingham), with each roadshow featuring a ‘Behind The Scenes’ assembly, including role models from BAFTA-winning and nominated children’s television, films and games, a television presenting masterclass and other activities. The overwhelmingly positive response from the children (and teachers) has been even better than we could have imagined. The exciting news is we have secured a second year of funding and will be taking the Roadshow out and about again with Place2Be in 2018. We will also shortly be launching an online learning resource, based around the television presenting masterclass. ¥

The BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be has brought such top talent as actors Louis Payne and Leona Vaughan, and presenters Naomi Wilkinson, Pui Fan Lee, Katie Thistleton and Ben Shires to schools in (clockwise from top left) Leeds, Bath, Birmingham and Glasgow. Above: The superhero POP, created by Jasmine and animated by Blue Zoo

The BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be was made possible by the generous support of Michelle and Simon Orange

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N E W TALE NT S H OWC AS E In September, we announced the winners of the Children’s Media strand of our long-running BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, which helps discover the next generation of writing talent. The initiative provides a platform for writers from across the UK to showcase their work and receive feedback from BAFTA winners. Scripts by Javid Rezai, Maggie Bowler and Rachel Murrell were selected for performance and review. Rezai was additionally chosen to go on an expenses-paid trip with full delegate pass to MIP Junior, with extensive industry introductions and networking opportunities organised by supporting partner, London Book Fair. Here, Rezai explains how his experience has impacted on his writing ambitions… First, tell us about your winning script, Shallows. I’ve been calling it Goosebumps meets Lizzie McGuire, although it’s essentially a hybrid of all my favourite shows growing up. It’s about three best friends who balance daily school life with saving the world from monsters, with every monster metaphorically working as a social or personal issue that the friends are facing. I tried to put all the positive messages that I picked up from the shows I watched into my script. They are goodhearted characters who save the day and are heroes. How did you hear about the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition? I know a few people who have won it, although not the Children’s Media strand. I was Images: BAFTA/Alan Richardson; BAFTA/Ricky Darko

How BAFTA supports the industry and, opposite, a new writer spotlight...

he Awards is just one of the many ways in which BAFTA supports and promotes the children’s media industry. Over the past year, we’ve hosted a variety of events to shine a spotlight on industry crafts and some of the UK’s finest creative minds. Many of our masterclasses, covering the crafts involved in film, television and games production, have relevance to children’s media, but in March, we held a special masterclass specifically celebrating 20 years of the Teletubbies. Also that month, in partnership with Film London, BAFTA hosted a panel discussion with overseas producers, entitled Animation Reflected, focusing on collaboration between the UK and international partners. Over the summer, we continued our support of the Changemakers strand at the Children’s Media Conference, the most important UK event for those involved in developing, producing and distributing content for children. These short presentations were delivered by individuals (many of them young achievers) who are innovating in this media. Then, in September, we held two events: the first was a Children’s Comedy Writing special, with Greg Jenner (Horrible Histories); Julie Bower (So Awkward) and Tony Cooke (Class Dismissed) – notably, all these shows have been nominated in this year’s Comedy category. The second event was Children + VR, which saw experts in virtual reality look at the emerging possibilities for children’s media and the challenges the industry faces moving forward.

writing a pilot for children’s TV and one of them told me there was a children’s section so it felt like a good opportunity. However, I didn’t go in thinking I would win. Obviously, it was wonderful when I did, but getting the notes and the feedback was just as important to me. As someone who is just starting out, getting feedback is great. Did you enjoy seeing Shallows performed by professional actors? That was my favourite part of the day, watching the actors bring the script to life. Until that moment, all of these characters were just voices in my head. Having other people bring their own ‘style’ to the characters made them so much more three dimensional. I was so inspired watching them, the little quirks that the actors used for the characters. It gave me lots of ideas. How was your MIP Junior experience? It was busy but amazing. It was nice to have the London Book Fair there to direct me and introduce me to people. You go in so blind and there’s

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a lot of people to meet and so much to do, so they were great and very helpful. I learnt a lot from the talks from the various broadcasters. It put everything into perspective and gave me a bit more direction. The amazing team at BAFTA have also been really supportive. A lot of the time, when you win something, that’s it, but this has felt very nurturing, accommodating and ongoing. The whole experience has been amazing and I’d recommend it to anyone. Finally, what are your hopes for the future? In the short term, I’m still hoping Shallows will be seen by many different people and someone will love it as much as I do. I also want to keep writing good things that people want to read. Longer term, if anything does get made then the most important thing is that it connects with the audience. I remember so much about the characters I loved from my favourite shows, even lines of dialogue – that’s how impactful a good show can be on your childhood. So to do that for a new generation would be the nicest thing. ¥


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