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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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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


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.


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.

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June 19, 2024
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Non Members Welcome

The third of our current Design Forum Series features the BFDG Production Design Awards winning team behind TV Series 'Catch Me A Killer'.

Warren Grey - TV PD, Anneke Botha - SD and Sarah Hartinger - SAD will talk about their design process and the challenges they faced creating a true crime period TV drama set in multiple locations in South Africa.

These fantastic forums provide unique insights behind the scenes and provide the chance to pose live questions to those at the heart of the creative design.

Don't miss it - register now! FREE for BFDG Members, Non-members £5 inc VAT, discount code available for Students (please contact us [email protected])

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June 19, 2024
7:00 pm
- 11:00 pm
Non Members Welcome

We have the venue, date and time, all we need is you! Come along and meet other Art Department people living and working in your area.

BFDG members and non-members are all invited to join us for a social meet up at the Brinkburn St. Brewery, Bar & Kitchen in Byker, Newcastle.

Registration is required for this event - free for members, non-members £5 inc VAT.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Whether you are still out of work or just want to chat about what is going on in the Art Department community and wider industry, our incoming BFDG Chairperson, Jonathan Paul Green, would like to invite you to join him for an informal, 'In Person' coffee break at the Film & TV Charity workspace, 22 Golden Square, London.

There are two session times: 11am - 12pm or 12pm - 1pm

Please note places are limited and registration is required to join in.

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June 29, 2024
2:00 pm
- 11:00 pm
BFDG Members Only

DRS Film Sets are hosting a Summer BBQ at their premises in Acton, London exclusively for BFDG Members.

Come along from 2pm on Saturday 29th June for what will be the ultimate in social events with food, drinks, DJ's and fun!

The venue is easily reached on public transport being a 10 min walk from either the Bakerloo or Central lines, close to overground services and directly on the local bus route.

All BFDG members are welcome. RSVP required so book your place now!

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

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