The BFDG is a flourishing, growing, professional group of skilled Creatives and Production Designers, spanning the various branches of the Art Department in Film, Television and Commercials. To date we have over 630 accredited members.

We were formed over 75 years ago with the aim of raising the standards and profile of the Art Department and protecting the interests of our members. Those core principles still apply today, and we are a thriving and evolving creative community

We offer our members a range of benefits including the opportunity to promote themselves and their work,  networking events (which includes workshops, design forums and informative Q & A sessions), unique accident insurance, work availability information, industry news and the highlight of the year, our annual awards which celebrates our members’ talents.

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All our members are categorised by ability so you can easily cross reference their skills. Every single individual is a talented technician as we have strict entry requirements, so you can have the confidence of working with an accredited member.

Our membership covers a diverse range of skills and experience.
Spanning project budgets for international, independent and micro financed productions in both film & television

We create Feature Films

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The BFDG and ADG in Discussion: Now available to watch again.

On Wednesday 9th August, the BFDG’s Chairperson Blair Barnette spoke to Chuck Parker, National Executive Director for the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 80, and Production Designer Mark Scruton about the strike.


Listen to the Girls on Film Podcast with Lifetime Achievement winner Judy Ducker

Our Lifetime Achievement winner Judy Ducker joins Anna Smith, on her podcast Girls on Film to talk about her fantastic career working in the Art Department as a Set Decorator. Judy gives a fascinating insight into Production Design, buying and Set Decorating.


Listen to a special BFDG Awards episode of the Red Carpet Rookies podcast

In this latest episode of Red Carpet Rookies recorded at the BFDG's recent awards, Mike Battle talks to production designers: James Chinlund (The Batman), Luke Hull (Andor), Neil Lamont (Secrets of Dumbledore), Jim Clay (House of the Dragon), Sarah Greenwood (Cyrano)


Launching the BFDG Podcast – WIP ‘Work in Progress… Mark Kermode talks to the 3 Peter Lamont Spotlighting New Talent Award Finalists

In this first episode of ‘Work in Progress’, the BFDG’s new podcast, film critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode talks to three young designers nominated for the Peter Lamont Spotlighting New Talent Award, supported by Netflix Matilda Beard, Katie Mazurek and Rachel Neill



February 24, 2024
6:30 pm
- 1:00 am
Non Members Welcome

We are excited to announce that the 13th BFDG Production Design Awards, celebrating the exceptional talent of our members and their peers, will be held on Saturday 24th February 2024 at The Londoner, Leicester Square

More information and entry criteria for our 13th Awards is available on our Awards information pages.

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October 16, 2023
10:00 am
BFDG Members Only

If you’re a Draughtsperson or Junior Draughtsperson who wants to get better on the board, join experienced BFDG Draughtsperson, Dorrie Young for a FREE low-pressure introduction to pencil draughting. The course will be taking place between 16-20 October at Leavesden Studios in a room kindly provided by Warner Bros. Other equipment has been provided by ASL and ASAP.

The course is free and there are just 10 places available. It is aimed at Draughtsperson and Junior Draughtsperson levels who have some computer drafting experience. You must be able to attend all 5 sessions. Applications from more junior levels such as Art Dept Assistant will be considered depending on prior experience.

To apply for a place on the course please click on the button below and fill in the form. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 2 October. This course is for Guild members only.

Apply Here
October 4, 2023
1:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
BFDG Members Only

If you have ever wanted to know more about how Greens work, and how you can work better with your Greens departments then this is the session for you! Join Palmbrokers for this 30 minute lunch time session - Digging Deeper Into Greens!

Palmbrokers is a greenery company supplying, making and dressing natural scenery and props for film and television across the UK and internationally.

Owner Mat Campbell and head of film and television, Dave Searle, will share their green fingered tips for getting the most out of working with greens on a production, and answer your questions on all things foliage, floral and landscaping related.

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