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BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD

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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NEWS UPDATES

UK’s Art Departments Lead in Sustainability: Nominations announced for the BFDG Planet Positive Award 2024

The British Film Designer’s Guild is delighted to announce the contenders for their prestigious Planet Positive Award 2024, supported by Sky Studios Elstree. Click the link to read the full Press Release

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Industry Strikes – Art Department Survey Results

A BFDG survey shows that 83% of Art Department Crew affected by the strikes have been out of work for at least 4 months - with savings near depletion and some left without a place to live.

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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.

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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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 26, 2024
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
BFDG Members Only

Are you available for work and need a boost? BFDG Chairperson, Jonathan Paul Green is hosting another informal, in-person coffee break at the Film & TV Charity Workspace, 22 Golden Square, London, W1F 9AD. A great opportunity to catch up face to face with Art Department colleagues who, like you, are available to work to have a chat about what is going on in the Art Department community and wider industry.

There are two session times: 11am - 12pm OR 12pm - 1pm. When booking please only sign up to ONE of the sessions.

Please note places are limited and registration is required to join in. This event is open to Members only.

Book your place now!
October 12, 2024
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
BFDG Members Only

Exclusive for BFDG Members! Provided directly from provided Vectorworks by one of their industry specialists.

This is the THIRD session of our specifically tailored course. Members still wishing to sign up for and complete all 4 sessions of the course will be given access to the recording of the first online session to catch up before session two.

This 4 part 'course' has been specifically designed for BFDG members and takes participants from the basics and progresses through other aspects and capabilities of Vectorworks. The 'course' is made up of 4 individual session on different dates, commencing on Saturday 1st June, 2024.

Sessions can be booked individually but we would encourage participants to sign up to the 'Course' ticket which is offered at an additional 20% discount over booking the sessions in isolation.

Click below to go to the registration page for the specific dates and to find out more. Please note that both 'Course' and 'Single Session' places are limited so don't delay!

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ARTICLES

View our Film Focus & Day in the Life articles or submit an article below.

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MEMBERS SHOWCASE

See what our members have been working on!

QUESTIONS? ADVICE?

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

Phone:
Office + 44 (0)7823 348431

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