Important Dates

Entries opens: Monday, 1 May 2020

Entries close: Friday, 18 September 2020

Gala Awards Evening and BUFTA Live Streaming!

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Coming to a school near you!  This year, the BUFTA Academy will focus on any topics you wish to discuss related to film and television.

The BUFTA Academy provides an exclusive opportunity to meet one of our industry experts, learn about the area of film and television through workshops, and preparation for BUFTA. Should the dates not be suitable for you, please indicate your preferred date via the ‘alternative date button’ located at the bottom of the registration selection

Please note: We will do our best to accommodate your alternative request, however, we make no guarantee that we will be able to commit to your chosen date and time.

  • Sydney (and surrounds): 9th – 13th March
  • Adelaide (and surrounds): 16th – 20th March
  • Melbourne (and surrounds): 23rd – 27th March
  • Perth (and surrounds): 30th March – 3rd April
  • Darwin (and surrounds): 8th June – 12th June

Please send all BUFTA roadshow enquiries to

Top 35 finalist films announced: 23 October

‘Hopes & Dreams’ video: 28 October

Please note: You are not required to provide a Hopes & Dreams submission until after the Top 35 is announced. If you are announced in the Top 35, you will receive instructions via email as to how to submit your Hopes & Dreams video, and the due date.

Judging day: 21 October

Nominees announced: 2 November

Red Bull People’s Choice voting opens: 2 November

Winners announced: Saturday, 28 November 2020 at the 25th Annual Bond University Film & Television Awards Gala