British Academy of Film and Television Arts
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA, /ˈbæftə/) is an independent trade association and charity that supports, develops, and promotes the arts of film, television and video games in the United Kingdom. In addition to its annual award ceremonies, BAFTA has an international programme of learning events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures, and mentoring schemes in the United Kingdom and the United States.
|Formation||16 April 1947; 76 years ago (1947-04-16) (as British Film Academy)|
|Purpose||Supporting, promotes and developing the art of film, television and video games|
| United Kingdom|
|The Prince of Wales (since 2010)|
BAFTA's annual film awards ceremony, the British Academy Film Awards, has taken place since 1949, while their annual television awards ceremony, the British Academy Television Awards, has taken place since 1955. Their third ceremony, the British Academy Games Awards, were first presented in 2004.