BAFTA Cymru (or BAFTA in Wales) is the Welsh branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and was founded in 1987.[1]

Bafta Cymru
TypeFilm, television and game educational charity
Purpose"supports develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public."
HeadquartersChapter Arts Centre
Region served
Official language
Parent organization
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

The British Academy Cymru Awards were established in 1991, with the first annual awards ceremony held in 1992. The annual ceremony takes place in Cardiff to recognise achievement in production, performance and craft categories in Welsh-made films and television programmes and by those of Welsh birth or residence. These are separate from the UK-wide British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Film Awards, although films and programmes recognised by BAFTA Cymru may also feature at BAFTA's national awards.


  • Television Drama (sponsored by Bad Wolf)
  • Factual Series
  • Entertainment Programme (sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
  • News and Current Affairs (sponsored by Working Word)
  • Children's Programme (sponsored by FOR Cardiff)
  • Single Documentary (sponsored by Aberystwyth University)
  • Short Film (sponsored by University of South Wales)
  • Game (sponsored by Games Design at Glyndŵr University)
  • Presenter (sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Director: Fiction (sponsored by Champagne Taittinger)
  • Writer (sponsored by The Social Club. Agency)
  • Editing (sponsored by Gorilla)
  • Actor (sponsored by AUDI)
  • Actress (sponsored by Waterstone Homes)
  • Photography Factual (sponsored by Genero)
  • Photography and Lighting (sponsored by ELP)
  • Sound (sponsored by AB Acoustics)
  • Original Music (sponsored by Yr Egin)
  • Costume Design (sponsored by DRESD)
  • Siân Phillips Award (sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group)
  • Outsanding Contribution to Television[2]


  1. About BAFTA Cymru. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  2. "Winners of the 2018 British Academy Cymru Awards". 14 October 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2019.

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