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  BAFTA KIDS’ VOTE: SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
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10/18/2016
 


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London, 18 October 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the shortlist of films, television programmes and games for this year’s BAFTA Kids’ Vote.

The BAFTA Kids’ Vote is the only award category to be voted for by the public. The winners will be revealed at the British Academy Children’s Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden on Sunday 20 November.

This year’s BAFTA Kids’ Vote shortlists are as follows:

Film

·         Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

·         Finding Dory (U)

·         Hotel Transylvania 2 (U)

·         Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG)

·         The BFG (PG)

·         The Good Dinosaur (PG)

·         The Jungle Book (PG)

·         The Secret Life of Pets (U)

·         Zootropolis (PG)

TV

·         Horrid Henry

·         Jessie

·         Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

·         Liv and Maddie

·         SpongeBob SquarePants

·         The Dumping Ground

·         The Next Step

·         The Thundermans

·         Thunderbirds Are Go

·         We Bare Bears

Game

·         Crossy Road

·         Disney Infinity 3.0

·         FIFA 16

·         Just Dance 2016

·         Lego Dimensions

·         Minecraft

·         Pokémon GO

·         Skylanders: SuperChargers

·         Super Mario Maker

·         Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The BAFTA Kids’ Vote is the chance for younger audiences to have their say on the most popular family films, television shows and games over the past year. It gives children aged between seven and 14 the opportunity to award the content that has engaged them and captured their imagination.

From midday today until 18 November, children can cast their votes on the BAFTA Kids website – www.baftakids.org .

The website also includes online challenges, competitions, and information on BAFTA Kids’ year-round programme of workshops, roadshows and masterclasses, which give families an insight into the world of film, television and games.

Helen Blakeman, Chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee said: “It’s always a pleasure to see such a broad range of entertaining and high quality children’s content on the BAFTA Kids’ Vote shortlist. Our BAFTA Kids programme offers families the chance to engage with the industry and this vote is a great opportunity for children to have a real say in which content is recognised at the awards. I’m excited to see who will win the children’s vote this year.”

The full list of nominations for the British Academy Children’s Awards will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday 19 October 2016

ENDS

For further information:

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Hephzibah Kwakye-Saka at freuds

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About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru . For more, visit www.bafta.org .

About BAFTA Kids

BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy. www.baftakids.org