British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
BAFTA was founded in 1947 as The British Film Academy, by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Roger Manvell and others. In 1958, the Academy merged with The Guild of Television Producers and Directors to form The Society of Film and Television, which eventually became The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1976. BAFTA's stated charitable remit is to "support, develop and promote the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public." In addition to high profile awards ceremonies, BAFTA runs a year-round programme of educational events including film screenings and tribute evenings. BAFTA is supported by a membership of around 6000 people from the film, television and video game industries.
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Batman (Bale), along with Lt. Gordon (Oldman) has been cleaning up the streets of Gotham, and the criminal underworld wants him gone, along with crusading DA Harvey Dent (Eckhard). Along comes the grotesque and psychotic Joker (Ledger, in a tour de force performance, his last) to wreak havok for the ... more
Unsentimental and honest independent film set in a shabby trailer park on the U.S.-Quebec border, following the desperate attempts of two single mothers to break free of their economic struggles. Ray Eddy (Leo), mother of two and part-time employee at the local dollar store, is left scrambling to pay the ... more