After six years at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the EE BAFTA Film Awards across the city have transformed into the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre, which also hosts the BAFTA TV and gaming awards.
The venue is located in the heart of London on the River Thames, close to landmarks including Big Ben, Parliament House, the National Theatre, BFI and the London Eye. In recent years, the Royal Festival Hall has become the main venue for the red carpet festivals of the BFI London Film Festival. “This move will see the BAFTA program be its most ambitious and accessible evening to date, bolstered by updated production and format,” the organization said.
Submissions are now open for the 2023 Awards, scheduled for February 19, 2023. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBCiPlayer and will be broadcast globally.
Emma Baher, Executive Director of Awards and Content, said: “The Royal Albert Hall has been a wonderful home for us for the past six years. As we begin the next chapter in a very exciting year for film, we can’t wait to begin our new residency at the Royal Festival Hall with the most ambitious BAFTA celebration yet. “.
Anna Higgs, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, said: “After months of painstaking preparations, we are pleased to officially open registrations for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards. With the impressive caliber and creativity of films already released, or on the way, our members in the UK and around the world are enjoying a season EXCEPTIONAL AWARDS Celebrating excellence, endorsing the value of the screen industries, and driving positive change by ensuring equal opportunity continues to be at the heart of what BAFTA does – so we can’t wait to start voting and celebrate another great year for the film.”
Elaine Biddle, CEO of Southbank Centre, added: “BAFTA’s decision to hold three award ceremonies under one roof underscores the diversity, size and creative potential of our spaces to program a great evening for all. We are thrilled to support the critical screen industries and are very excited to see the Southbank Center transform into one of the biggest nights on the global film calendar.”