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
2023/03/28 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.


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


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.



April 30, 2023
9:30 am
Non Members Welcome

The British Film Designers Guild invites members and non-members to join a 15-mile sponsored walk around Newcastle on Sunday 30th April. Taking in the architecture around this beautiful City, walkers will have lots of time to network with their peers and ask questions about working in the Art Department in an informal context. Money raised will be used to make a bursary available to newcomers to the industry to help with accommodation and travel costs when applying for work.

We encourage each team member to raise a minimum of £50 per person.

Email [email protected] for more information or click on the link below for fundraising details.

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April 3, 2023
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm

The BFDG are supporting the LFS Outreach | PRODUCTION DESIGN course taking place at the London Film School in Covent Garden during the Easter holidays, 3-8 April
This a FREE week-long programme for young people aged 16-19 with an interest in film, art & design led by filmmakers of the London Film School.
In six sessions participants will get creative and experience what it might be like to work in the art department of a film or TV show. No prior experience necessary, just your enthusiasm and interest in design for film & TV.

More info and register


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