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The 2022 BASE Awards: Entries are now OPEN Including the all-new HIDDEN GEM Award

Today, the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) announced that entries are now open for the BASE Awards 2022.

You can submit your entries from today, but the deadline to express your ‘intention to enter’ is Friday 27th May.

The deadline for final submissions is Friday 10th June.

For the first time, all the information for this year’s awards can be found in the brand new entry pack. The entry pack is a comprehensive resource with all the information you will need for entering in 2022 – including category guidelines, a grid outlining the eligibility for each category, as well ticket pricing and awards submission fees. The pack can be downloaded from the website.

Elsewhere, the final new award for 2022 has also been announced: the HIDDEN GEM award. This all-new category for 2022 will champion titles that captured the imagination of audiences, irrespective of their sales. Any piece of Home Entertainment content is eligible, which was released during the period 1st April 2021- 30th April 2022. The HIDDEN GEM award will be the first BASE ‘People’s Choice’ award, with votes cast directly by industry colleagues, via the website.

Phoebe Vaneveld-Taylor, Project and Events Manager, British Association for Screen Entertainment, said: “The BASE Awards are a long-running highlight for our industry, so in this our 42nd year, I’m delighted to advise that entries are officially open. The 2022 Awards promise to be another year of fierce competition, celebrating a year where home entertainment went through a renaissance like no other. The goal for 2022 was to recognise the exceptional and diverse achievements from all throughout our industry, regardless of route to screen. We therefore look forward to receiving your brilliant entries, and cannot wait to celebrate with you all, back at the incredible Camden Roundhouse on 6th October.”

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Event Tickets are now available to purchase here.

The 2022 BASE Awards categories in full are as follows:

·         2021 Digital Distributor of the Year
·         2021 Physical Distributor of the Year
·         NEW – 2021 Independent Label of the Year – Digital
·         NEW – 2021 Independent Label of the Year – Physical
·         2021 Title of the Year
·         Digital Retailer of the Year
·         Physical Retailer of the Year
·         Hidden Gem
·         Campaign of the Year for Catalogue – Multiple
·         Campaign of the Year for Catalogue – Single
·         Campaign of the Year for New Release Film – Non-Traditional
·         Campaign of the Year for New Release Film – Over £15m Box Office – Traditional
·         Campaign of the Year for New Release Film – Up to £15m Box Office – Traditional
·         Campaign of the Year for TV
·         Category Hero
·         Creative Marketing Initiative of the Year
·         Outstanding Innovation
·         Retailer / Platform Initiative of the Year
·         NEW – Best in Class – Original Creative
·         NEW – Best in Class – Packaging
·         NEW – Best in Class – Social/PR
·         NEW – Campaign of the Year for Independent Film
·         NEW – Campaign of the Year for Specialist
·         NEW – Script to Screen
·         NEW – Social impact


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