For Filmmakers: How to Take Part in the DAFTAS 2021

Thank you for your interest in the DAFTAS. The applications for the DAFTAS 2021 will open on the 1st of August 2021.

In the meantime, feel free to browse our website.

Who are the DAFTAS for?

The 2020 awards have attracted those eager to experiment but also those wanting to lend their expertise to other ambitious and vision-driven industry professionals.

Above all, the DAFTAS is for filmmakers who love the challenge and enjoy having fun during the process.

What are the rules?

All filmmakers who want to put their skill-set to the test are welcome to take part.

The individual filmmakers will be allocated to the teams and will be assigned their BAFTA-nominated film at random.

You will have less than three weeks to write, produce, shoot and post-produce your spoof film before submitting it to our judges.

The rules of the competition eliminate the requirement for casting. The team members and actors are confirmed before the assignment – either assigned by a luck of a draw in the case of individual entries or are confirmed by a production team ahead of the draw in case of team entries.

The films must be up to 7 minutes long (excluding closing titles).

The organisers are encouraging all teams to use all original content including music. The royalty-free music, while can be accepted in some circumstances, will not be considered to the Best Original Music nominations.

The maximum budget of the film of up to £200 – excluding food – forces the teams to think outside the box and be more creative with their resources.

Interested in putting your skills to the test at DAFTAS 2021?