BAFTA, Beijing Film Academy ink MoU
by Naman Ramachandran
- Agreement will support greater collaboration between British and Chinese film and television students and industry professionals
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and leading Chinese film school the Beijing Film Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will see the two entities work together to support greater collaboration between British and Chinese film and television students and industry professionals. Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA, and Zhang Huijun, President of the Beijing Film Academy, signed the MoU at a meeting at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on 17 December.
The MoU is part of BAFTA’s ongoing programme of activity that aims to encourage creative and cultural exchange between the UK and China, bringing together talented individuals from the film, television and games industries to share their skills and expertise. Areas of cooperation between BAFTA and the Beijing Film Academy will include student scholarships, research, and learning events like talks and masterclasses.
Meanwhile, BAFTA’s scholarship programme that began in Hong Kong is going to expand into Mainland China, enabling Chinese and British citizens in financial need to study as an international student in the UK or China respectively.