The BAFTSS Awards are now accepting submissions from members of BAFTSS. The winners will be announced at the BAFTSS conference at the University of St Andrews (16-18 April 2020).


The deadline for submissions is 28 October 2019 (except for the Practice Research, which is 15 November 2019).  Submissions and queries should be sent to


The BAFTSS 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: Contestants 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). Please note that this Award will also include a prize: the equivalent of £100 in Manchester University Press books. We are very grateful to Matthew Frost of MUP for his support.

  • Best Practice Research Portfolio: Please note that this has a separate deadline of 15 November 2019. For more information or to apply, please see the attached application form.


Submissions must have been published in the period between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.


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.


We will only accept items sent electronically for the competition. Books and edited collections should be submitted as final agreed PDFs without passwords; we do not accept material only available through Adobe Digital Editions.

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

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