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BRITISH FILM DESIGNERS GUILD

The BFDG is a flourishing, growing professional group of talented individuals who have over 520 accredited memberships of skilled Technicians and 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), screenings, 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!

Would you like to be a part of a membership that creates connections and shares knowledge? That supports individuals and gives them a voice? Then apply to join us today.

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

2020/07/28 00:00:01

NEWS UPDATES

BFDG Design Forum – Designing Avenue 5

Production Designer Simon Bowles (BFDG) is joined by Armando Iannucci, creator of Avenue 5, as well as cast and crew, for a discussion on the production design of the successful HBO TV series.

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BFDG Design Forum – Spotlight on Our Sponsors

The first in our new series highlighting our BFDG Sponsors. This week we look behind the scenes with: Mark Farley, Managing Director, Farley Interviewed by Sonja Klaus (BFDG) Phil Greenstreet, Head of Development, Rosco Digital Imaging Interviewed by Sarah Horton (BFDG)

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BFDG Design Forum: Gentleman Jack, Secret Diaries of an Art Department

The creative team behind the award winning HBO TV series discuss their work. With: Anna Pritchard -PD, Ussal Kalyconcu Smithers - SD, Tom Atkins - SAD, Tabitha Dickinson - Stby AD, Thomas Love - GD, Gary Brown - VFX and special guest Sally Wainwright - Writer/Director

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BFDG Design Forum: Fleabag, Designing Sets with Character

Production Designer Jonathan Paul Green and his team discuss designing the sets for the hit TV series 'Fleabag', with guest appearance from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Jonathan Paul Green - Production Designer Joanna King - Art Director Lucy Gardetto - Set Decorator

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 6th July to Wednesday 8th July

Vectorworks Fundamentals

Event now fully booked, please contact the office if you are interested in the next training session.

10 am – 1 pm

Thursday 9th July

Sets, Storyboards, Screen….Harry Potter behind the magic

Art Director, Gary Tomkins (BFDG) and Storyboard Artist, Nick Pelham (BFDG) who worked on 5 of the films, talk to BFDG Spotlighting New Talent Winner, 2019, Anne Clemens (BFDG).

The Design Forum will be broadcast as a YouTube premiere, to watch follow this link: BFDG Youtube Channel

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

6.00 pm

Thursday 16th July

Pennyworth Art Department, discuss their process – more details soon!

The Design Forum will be broadcast as a YouTube premiere, to watch follow this link: BFDG Youtube Channel

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

6.00 pm

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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