The BAFTSS Awards are now accepting submissions from paid-up members of BAFTSS. If you are not a member you can subscribe here.


There are two categories of awards: the BAFTSS Practice Research Portfolio Award, and the BAFTSS Publication Award.


The deadline for submissions for both categories is Friday 30 October (5pm). The winners will be announced at the BAFTSS conference in April 2021. 


Information about the sub-categories of these awards, and about the procedure for submission, are given below.


Queries can be sent to the BAFTSS Chair, James Leggott, at

Full details of previous winners in all categories are available from the dropdown menu on this page.


We invite submissions in the following categories:

  • Audiovisual Practice-Research: e.g. original film/TV/video/moving image/screen media practice.

  • Videographic film and moving image studies: e.g. online digital video essays/scholarly remixes/audio-visual film criticism.

  • Other Research Applications and Infrastructure: e.g. film and television studies research-related websites, mobile apps, online databases and archives.

  • Doctoral Award: Entrants can enter in any of the above categories. We will require proof that the practice research was completed as part of doctoral study (for example an email from the Registry confirming student status or an email from the supervisor confirming the work was carried out as part of doctorate).

Individuals or research groups may submit only one entry.

Your entry must consist of a practice research portfolio, including a link to the artefact and a research statement of 500–1000 words documenting the research rationale. One output might include several related practice research projects (e.g. a series of short films) or just one (e.g. a database, a film, an app). The portfolio is intended to enable nominees to point towards the wider research context too. We ask you to define the contribution to knowledge too which can be outside the narrowly defined area of film or digital studies but can include, for example, gender and post colonial studies.


Submission is via this google doc form.

We are inviting work for the period from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.


We also strongly encourage practice submissions to BAFTSS' associated publication Open Screens, if your work has not been published elsewhere:


The BAFTSS Publication Awards recognise excellence in published work in any aspect of film, television and screen studies. Submissions can be made to the following categories:

  • Best Monograph

  • Best Edited Collection: This includes both books and special issues of journals. Editors must be BAFTSS members; contributors need not be.

  • Best Journal Article

  • Best Doctoral Student Article or Chapter: Applicants can enter either a published journal article or a chapter in an edited collection to the competition. We will require proof that the submission was accepted while the contestant was still a Doctoral Student (for example an email from the Registry confirming student status and an email from the publisher confirming acceptance). 

Submissions must have been published in the period between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.


Submission is via this google doc form.


Only one submission can be made per person (including jointly-authored work).


Items can be submitted either by individual authors, or by journals (for articles) or by publishers (for books and edited collections). Publishers can initiate one submission only, and should seek the agreement of the author concerned, as well as ensuring that the author is a BAFTSS member.


You should include a file-share link to the material in published form. Books and edited collections should be submitted as final agreed PDFs without passwords; we do not accept material only available through Adobe Digital Editions.



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