The British Academy has announced various changes and adjustments to the rules for the upcoming 2020 Film Awards.
The most significant new addition to affect entries for the Outstanding British Film and Outstanding First Film awards will for the first time be asked to provide information about the bullying and harassment policies put in place during production. The move builds on the first time the BAFTA and 17 various other industry bodies have joined forces in the wake of the #MeToo scandal Based on the guidelines developed, producers will be required, among other things, to demonstrate that people have a clear procedure for reporting any incidents. More detailed templates will be made available in the coming weeks, but those without any policies will need to appeal to the BAFTA Film Board.
“For us, this sends a clear message to the industry that employees have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment,” said Ai Ai, director of awards and content at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Emma Baehr told The Hollywood Reporter.
Films submitted to the Outstanding British Film category must also have a sustainability policy in production, while diversity criteria requirements have not changed, BAFTA requires entry The author provided data on the BAFTA’s new Diversity Standard E, which covers accessibility.
“There will be a transition period during which it will be mandatory but we need to collect data so that we can monitor it with the BFI to see where we need to provide more More guidance and clearer information,” Baehr said.
Elsewhere, in the category of directors, the rules modified as part of the major review in 17 have been adjusted to include the determination of Directors of: as non-binary. For 17, top female, male and non-binary directors will be longlisted up to 17, Gender parity Both male and female directors are supported. In the first round of voting, the Directors Branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will vote for the best 11, the highest-ranked female and male directors, and Directors identified as non-binary will automatically be longlisted up to 11, maintaining gender parity between female and male directors. The final six spots on the shortlist will be decided by the Shortlisting Jury, selected from the bottom eight female directors and eight male directors and non-binary directors.
Baehr explained that the inclusion of non-binary directors was not “reactive”, saying it was “just to make sure we are inclusive”, adding that “we consider every role” And every part of our awards, need to make sure we remain relevant and fair in the long run. “