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.

Member Directory

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

Become a Member

Next Submission Deadline
2022/12/28 00:00:01

The BFDG is an all-inclusive, non-political organisation which welcomes into its membership all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, or age. For full details, take a look at our diversity statement.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we strive to ensure the Guild is and continues to be, not only a beacon of excellence in the Art Department but a safe, welcoming and open society to everyone joining this creative community. To ensure that we are living up to this measure, may we encourage you to fully fill in this application form to aid us in positively encouraging the most diverse and inclusive professional group. If you prefer not to, then please select that option when filling in your form.

The application process takes place monthly, with the deadline to be considered within the next available review being the 28th of each month. After this point, your application will automatically roll over into the following period – apply to become a BFDG member today.


Set Decorating Masterclass

Join Claudia Parker this December for some insights into creating a set to be proud of and some tips on how to plan ahead to avoid disaster. Mon 12, Tue 13, Wed 14, & Thu 15 Dec 2022.


Competition Time!

We're on the hunt for our next BFDG Awards logo & we want you to design it! As we did for last year’s awards we would like to give the opportunity for one of our members to have their design used as the central image for the awards. Click for more information.


Virtual Graduate Showcases from Nottingham Trent and University of South Wales

The BFDG is pleased to present work by recent graduates from Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons) in Design for Film and Television and University of South Wales BA(Hons) TV and Film Set Design.


Kermode on Film – BFDG Awards 2021 Special

Mark Kermode, broadcaster, film critic and presenter of the BFDG Production Design Awards 2021 talks to BFDG Award winners: Peter Francis (Production Designer), Peter Russell (Supervising Art Director) and nominee Blair Barnette (Production Designer) about their work



February 18, 2023
7:00 pm
- 1:00 am

The 12th BFDG Production Design Awards

Non Members Welcome
We are excited to announce that the 12th BFDG Production Design Awards, celebrating the exceptional talent of our members and their peers, will be held on Saturday 18th February 2023 at The Londoner, Leicester Square. More information and entry criteria for our 12th Awards is available on our Awards information pages. Member tickets can be purchased via the booking link below. For non-members, please email the office to enquire about ticket availability at [email protected]
November 30, 2022
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
BFDG Members Only
An opportunity for less experienced BFDG members to show their portfolios to experienced BFDG Production Designers, Supervising Art Directors and Set Decorators to gain valuable advice as they progress through their Art Department career. Bookable in advance.
Register here
December 14, 2022
7:00 pm
- 11:00 pm
BFDG Members Only
BFDG Members are invited to join members of the Graphics Union for a Christmas Art Department Social at the The Pen and Pencil, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EJ. Registration is £5 per person, which will go straight behind bar to top up what has already been provided by the BFDG. So get your Santa hats and sparkles on, and come to celebrate the festive season with your colleagues. What better time is there to meet more Art Department people living or working in your area! Registration must be completed by BFDG members but you are welcome to bring a non-Guild colleague - just add another registration to your attendance confirmation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Register here
December 15, 2022
5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
BFDG Members Only
Palmbrokers have kindly invited BFDG members to join them for a glass of bubbles and nibbles whilst their talented florists create your gift of a Christmas bespoke wreath at their beautiful nursery in Farnham Royal. Come and get into the Christmas spirit, meet other BFDG members and take home a unique festive wreath!
Register here


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You can always contact the BFDG office for confidential advice and guidance.

Office + 44 (0)1753 785967
Mobile + 44 (0)7823 348431

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