The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is an academy that organizes annual awards ceremonies in the fields of film, television and video games in the United Kingdom, called BAFTA Awards. BAFTA’s statutes claim to “support, develop and promote the art of the animated image, through the identification and reward of excellence, which inspires professionals for the benefit of the public”. The Academy is composed of approximately 6,000 professionals from the film, television and video game industries. BAFTA’s headquarters are located in Piccadilly, London.
The Academy trophies are in the form of a theatre mask. They were created in 1955 for the Guild of Television Producers by the American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe.
Last Wednesday June 20th, HI-COM had the honour of being a translation/interpreting provider for an event held by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and the British Council. Effective interpretation goes beyond language fluency, and is about understanding cultural nuances, speaking idiomatically and being experienced in the field in which you are translating, be it in legal, medical, or other technical industries. HI-COM provides reliable and cost-effective Interpreting services, with our network of highly skilled, qualified and experienced multi-linguists.
A special afternoon tea was held at Shanghai’s Middle House with promising film industry talents. Attendees included Breakthrough Brit nominee Sarah Quintrell, best known as the writer of Channel 4’s ELLEN, and Dionne Walker, a BAFTA nominated filmmaker.