News Update 1 NEWS UPDATE BFDG AWARDS 2020 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now accepting entries for the BFDG Awards 2020 to be held on 15 May 2021, more information on the venue to come soon. For criteria, parameters and deadline dates and to submit your entry click below. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY News Update 2 Coronavirus BFDG News Update NEWS UPDATE COVID-19 advice for freelancers in the screen industries Amid the uncertainty of Covid-19, we know that there will be great concern among our members and we would like to pass on information from screen industry groups who are offering information to freelancers and the self-employed. Please follow the link for further information. VIEW MORE Hennessy Ad / Jeffrey Read / Concept Artist Hennessy Ad / Jeffrey Read / Concept Artist Jupiter Ascending / Su Whitaker
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BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD

The BFDG is a flourishing, growing professional group of talented individuals who have over 550 accredited memberships of skilled Creatives and Production Designers, spanning the various branches of the Art Department in Film, Television and Commercials.

It was formed with the aim of raising the standards and profile of the Art Department and protecting the interests of its members over 70 years ago. 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!

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 of our diversity statement, please click here.

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.

Submission Deadline

2020/12/28 00:00:01

NEWS UPDATES

BFDG AWARDS 2020 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now accepting entries for the BFDG Awards 2020 to be held on 15 May 2021, more information on the venue to come soon. For criteria, parameters and deadline dates and to submit your entry click below.

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BFDG and albert Webinar – A Screen New Deal, Focus on the Art Department

BFDG and albert recently ran a webinar focusing on Sustainability in the Art Department. The event came about after albert commissioned The Screen New Deal report which looks at how the film industry can eliminate its impact on the environment by 2050. Click below to watch.

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Alan Tomkins 19 January 1939 – 21 September 2020

We are sorry to announce the news that BFDG member and award winning Supervising Art Director Alan Tomkins has passed away. He had a long and illustrious career and touched many people’s lives as a friend and colleague Alan will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all.

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BFDG Design Forum – Spotlighting New Talent

Past winners of the BFDG Spotlighting New Talent Award talk to Adam O'Neill (BFDG) about their careers so far and how they have progressed since winning their awards. With: Anne Clemens, Alina Papp, Heather Noble and Helen Yates

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UPCOMING EVENTS

BFDG Design Forums

Our Design Forum Series has now become a monthly event…. details of future forums will be added soon.

Viewed ONLY on the: BFDG Youtube Channel

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you can catch every Design Forum whether registered for it or not!

Thursday 17 December

7.00 pm

Portfolio Surgery

The aim of the Portfolio Surgery is for experienced Art Department HoDs (Heads of Department) to give constructive feedback and advice which may help you when applying for positions in the Art Department.

The event will be carried out in a “speed dating” style,  each candidate spending 15 minutes with each HoD.   Each candidate will see 4 HoD’s during the evening.

Booking details to follow soon!
Only open to BFDG members

Saturday May 15th

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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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