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 75 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

Next Submission Deadline
2021/10/28 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.

NEWS UPDATES

ANNOUNCING THE BFDG PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS 2021 AND 75TH ANNIVERSARY!

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE BFDG AWARDS 2021! To be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 at The Londoner Hotel, Leicester Square, London. Not only will we be honouring the winners of this year's awards but we will also be celebrating 75 Years of the BFDG.

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WHY MENTORING MATTERS

Three of our Guild members have penned their thoughts on why being a mentor really isn't a chore, and how being mentored earlier in their careers played a huge part on where they are now.

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DESIGN COMPETITION FOR BFDG MEMBERS – DESIGN THE AWARDS IMAGE FOR THE BFDG PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS 2021

Win a pair of tickets for the BFDG Awards on Saturday 12th March 2022 in London.To mark our 75th anniversary we would like to give the opportunity for one of our members to have their design used as the central image for the awards. For information follow the link.

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OPEN LETTER TO THE ART DEPARTMENT – NURTURING THE TALENT OF THE FUTURE

Following the post-pandemic industry boom, and in direct reaction to a letter from a member about the rate at which some members of the Art Department are being promoted beyond their skillset, the BFDG has decided to publish two open letters which address some of the issues.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 28, 2021
7:00 pm
- 8:15 pm
BFDG Members Only
After the success of our first Peer Mentoring Surgery in July we will be inviting our more junior members to sign up to take part in our second Peer Mentoring Surgery. This Surgery will focus on Art Direction and will be an opportunity for less experienced BFDG members to have their questions answered or their worries addressed by a panel of experienced members. There will be 10 places available to mentees with a panel of 3 or 4 experienced members to answer questions. More details to follow soon.
BFDG members can book here
December 15, 2021
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Non Members Welcome
In the next of our Design Forum series, BFDG Award Winning Production Designer, Arwel Jones will be talking about the design process behind the Netflix series Dracula.
Register here
March 12, 2022
7:00 pm
- 1:00 am
We are excited to announce that the BFDG Production Design Awards 2021 will be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 at The Londoner, Leicester Square. Not only will we be celebrating the exceptional talent of our members and their peers but also the 75th Anniversary of the BFDG. More information and entry criteria for our 2021 Awards is available on our Awards information pages. Member tickets can be purchased via the booking link below. For non-members, please email the office to enquire about ticket availability at [email protected]
BFDG members can book 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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