Global Talent Applications in the Film Industry: Global Talent UK Immigration Route, the daughter of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Route was born on 20 February 2020.
As the name suggests, this route allows talented people from all over the world, continue creating their masterpieces in the UK with a possibility of settlement. You can read more about this essence of this UK immigration route HERE. THIS VIDEO will help you understand this route even further.
This article will concentrate on explaining assessment criteria for applicants from Film, Television, Animation, Post-Production or Visual Effects Industry.
To succeed at stage 1 of the Global Talent Visa application process, you’ll need to provide documents confirming your achievements in the relevant industry.
In general, having an award is an excellent way to meet the endorsement criteria. You need to have won the award in the last ten years from your date of application.
Alternately you can show that you have received a nomination for one of the following awards:
· an Academy Award,
· a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) (Film, Television Crafts, Cymru, Scotland and Games only) award,
· a Golden Globe, or
· an Emmy Award;
You are also likely to meet the requirement if, within the last ten years from the year of application, you have made a significant and direct contribution to winning or being nominated for one of the awards mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Global Talent Applications in the Film Industry: Nominations
You may also meet the endorsement criteria if, within the last 15 years, you had two nominations for one of the awards mentioned above;
Global Talent Applications in the Film Industry: Notable Industry Recognition Awards List
In short, If one of the organisations listed on the Notable Industry Recognition Awards List recognised your talent, you are likely to meet the criteria when you provide two of the following documents:
1. evidence of international distribution sales and recognition; AND
2. that you have achieved one of the following combinations:
a. won a minimum of two awards; or
b. won one award and, within the last six years before the date of application, have been nominated for another; or
c. within the last six years before the date of application, have been nominated for a minimum of three awards; or
d. within the last three years before the date of application made a significant and direct contribution to winning two awards, or being nominated for a minimum of three of the awards from the Notable Industry Recognition Awards list.
When the Applications May Be Refused
In essence, the application is most likely to be refused when :
1. there are insufficient details of direct contribution to Academy Award / BAFTA / Golden Globe / Emmy award or nomination
2. there are insufficient evidence of international distribution sales and recognition
3. at least two letters are not from established arts or cultural organisations, institutions or companies
4. letters in support of your application are not written by authorised member of acceptable body
5. there is insufficient evidence of your achievements and exceptional talent