After six years at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the EE BAFTA Film Awards move through the city to the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, which also hosts the BAFTA TV and Games Awards.
The venue is located in the heart of London on the River Thames, close to sites such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the National Theatre, the BFI and the London Eye. In recent years, the Royal Festival Hall has become the flagship venue for the BFI London Film Festival’s red carpet galas. “The move will see BAFTA schedule its most ambitious and accessible night yet, bolstered by a refreshed production and format,” the organization said.
Entries are now open for the 2023 awards, which are due on February 19, 2023. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBCiPlayer and broadcast worldwide.
Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content, said: “The Royal Albert Hall has been a wonderful home for us over the past six years. As we embark on the next chapter of an incredibly exciting year for cinema, we look forward to kicking off our new residency at the Royal Festival Hall with the most ambitious BAFTA celebration to date.
Anna Higgs, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, said: “After months of painstaking preparations, we are delighted to officially open nominations for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023. With the impressive caliber and creativity of films already released or On the way, our members in the UK and around the world have a phenomenal awards season ahead. Celebrating excellence, championing the value of the screen industries and driving positive change by ensuring a level playing field continues to be at the heart of what BAFTA does – so we look forward to voting and celebrating another fantastic year for cinema.”
Elaine Bedell, CEO of Southbank Centre, added: “BAFTA’s decision to bring together three award ceremonies under one roof underscores the variety, scale and creative potential of our spaces to program a spectacular evening, for all. . We are delighted to support the vitally important screen industries and are delighted to see the Southbank Center transformed for one of the biggest nights on the global film calendar.