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    Roland Joffé 1985 BAFTA "Best Film" Award for The Killing Fields. (Columbia, 1984) Original BAFTA award presented to director Roland Joffé for "Best Film" for The Killing Fields. American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe was commissioned to create a trophy mask in 1955. While based on the traditional theatrical tragicomic mask, the hollow verso of the mask bears an atomic symbol around one eye socket and a screen symbol around the other, linking dramatic production and television technology. Mitzi's original design included a revolving display to allow the mask to be turned and viewed easily from either side. The Guild of Television Producers and Directors merged with the British Film Academy in 1958 to become the Society of Film and Television Arts. The SFTA later became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1976. At the royal opening of its new premises the first BAFTA mask, cast in bronze, was presented to Sir Charles Chaplin who was honored as an Academy Fellow by Princess Anne. Cunliffe's distinct design is now a symbol recognized worldwide. The prestigious trophy measures 10.5 x 5.5 x 2 in. Exhibiting age and expected patina. In very good to fine condition.

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