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11 December 2019

BAFTA: Shortlist For Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

DeadlineBAFTA has revealed the shortlisted films in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer category. Lauded documentary For Sama and gang drama Blue Story make the cut. Scroll down for the full list.

The award was previously known as the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director or Producer in their First Feature Film. The winners are chosen by a jury.

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.

Nominations and winner to be decided by Outstanding Debut Jury:
Animals (Writer: Emma Jane Unsworth)
Bait (Writer/Director: Mark Jenkin, Producers: Kate Byers, Linn Waite)
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Director/Producer: Steve Sullivan)
Blue Story (Writer/Director: Rapman, Producer: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor)
For Sama (Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab, Director: Edward Watts)
The Last Tree (Producer: Myf Hopkins)
Maiden (Director: Alex Holmes)
Only You (Writer/Director: Harry Wootliff)
The Party’s Just Beginning (Writer/Director: Karen Gillan)
Retablo (Writer/Director: Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio)

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