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.

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
2022/07/29 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.

NEWS UPDATES

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

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Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden confirm support for Outstanding Contribution to the Art Department Award

The British Film Designers Guild are delighted to confirm support from Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden for the Outstanding Contribution to the Art Department Award.

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Introducing Desmond MacMahon – Portrait Painter

Introducing BFDG Member Desmond Mac Mahon - Portrait Painter. This portrait of Dame Judi Dench as M was painted by Desmond for the latest Bond film 'No Time To Die'. Desmond is a classically trained painter who takes on commissions for film.

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‘Red Carpet Rookies’ – the late Peter Lamont interviewed by Mike Battle

This podcast is an absolute treat, listen to it if you can... As part of his regular podcast series 'Red Carpet Rookies' Mike Battle interviews much loved Production Designer and BFDG member, the late Peter Lamont.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 22, 2022
7:00 pm
- 8:15 pm
BFDG Members Only
At our third Peer Mentoring event we are inviting junior members, working their way up in the Art Department and aiming towards becoming a a Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist or Concept Modeller, to meet with a panel of BFDG members, who are some of the best Storyboard Artists, Concept Artists and Concept Modellers in the business. Together they will be able to answer your questions and address your worries about how to achieve your goal. There will be 10 places available to mentees with a panel of 5 experienced members to answer questions. More details about the mentors will be sent out after sign up.
BFDG members can book here
July 3, 2022
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
BFDG Members Only
Non Members Welcome
This year's AGM will take place in person at The John Barry Theatre, Pinewood. Join us and see what the BFDG has planned for the coming months as well as hear a summary of events and action taken over the past year. Open to members and potential members. If you are a potential member and would like to to attend please contact us [email protected]britishfilmdesigners.com
Register here
July 14, 2022
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Non Members Welcome
Production Designer Jeremy Reed was the winner of Best Production Design - Commercial at the BFDG Production Design Awards 2021 for his work on the Gucci 'Aria' commercial. He joins our new Chairperson, Blair Barnette to talk about the project along with his other work on films, commercials and music videos. The event will take place online via Google Meet. A link will be sent out on registration.
Register here

ARTICLES

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

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)1753 785967
Mobile + 44 (0)7823 348431

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