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British Film Designers Guild
2019 Awards Gala

Saturday 1st February 2020
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Park Lane, London

2019 BFDG AWARDS CRITERIA

Key Dates for the BFDG Awards are:

6th September – Entries / Nominations open – entries close 11th October

6th November – 1st Vote to establish the finalists – voting closes on 29th November

6th December – Finalists announced and final vote opens – final vote closes 27th December

Nominations

from 6th September

On the 6th September, the BFDG awards 2019 will be launched, and members will be asked for their project entries (which they should verify against the criteria for each award) after which the committee will send out a list of checked and verified entries but ask for amendments / omissions from members.

The initial entry can be sent in via email or by filling in a form which will ask for the following information; project title, budget, release date & HoD information.

Once these details have been checked and verified each entry will be invited to support their entry with assets …..

ENTRY SUBMISSION: This year we will be inviting members to submit assets to support their submission. Before submitting these assets permission must have been obtained from the BFDG.  Full details of the submission requirements can be sought from the office [email protected]

Members may nominate a project that they have worked on.

1st Vote

From 6th November to establish the 3 finalists
(in each category except Lifetime Achievement)

A voting link, together with a link to the project submission details will be sent to members during the first week of November – members will be asked to vote in each category on either the list of candidates or project by ranking them

Members may vote for a project they have worked on.

2nd Vote

on 6th December to establish the 3 winners
(in each category except  Spotlighting New Talent & Lifetime Achievement)

There will be 3 finalists in each category at the awards, except for Lifetime Achievement.  The Spotlighting Talent and the Lifetime Achievement awards will not be included in the 2nd vote as these awards,  will be judged by committee members.

This link will be sent to members on 6th December together with a link to the voting submission details – members will be asked to vote on their 1st choice 2nd choice and 3rd choice by ranking them.  If there is a tie, the winner will be the project which has received the most 1st choice votes

Members may vote for a project they have worked on.

The eleven awards categories for 2019 are:

1. Spotlighting New Talent

New in 2019 – this award is now open to BFDG members and art department juniors outside of the BFDG

This award’s intention is to highlight the future stars of the next generation of film makers.  At a recent meeting of the committee, it was decided that each BFDG HoD, should nominate 1 individual that they have worked with in the last year and who fits within the criteria below.

The list of nominees would then be voted on just once by the membership…..and the resulting 3 finalists for this award will then be asked separately to send in a selection of specific work, and this will be judged by the committee rather than members

All candidates should at the time of entry, be a department junior. Suggested max credit junior meaning, Jnr Draughtsman, or equivalent ie Set Dec Assist, Jnr Graphic Designer with less than 4 years working in the industry.

Each entry by an HoD should be accompanied by a paragraph about why their candidate should be considered – fill in a simple form (obtainable from the office) or send in your proposed candidate to the office with up to 100 words about why this person should be considered.

Certificates will also be given to all finalist nominees

2. Light Entertainment TV Programme
Includes comedy and general entertainment

Best Production Design

This award relates to general television entertainment programmes broadcast in the UK (during 2019  – 1st Jan to midnight on 31st December) based on data from IMDB and UK general release dates.

Any nominated Light Entertainment TV Programme must have at least one HoD who is also a BFDG member on the crew; Production Designer (PD), Supervising Art Director (SAD) or Set Decorator (SD). Trophies will be given to these senior members (PD, SAD & SD) of the winning Light Entertainment Programme including non-BFDG members.   Up to 6 Certificates of Excellence will be given to members of the art department (whether Guild members or not) as advised by the PD – numbers above that can be produced but will have to be paid for.

Certificates will also be given to all finalist nominees

3. Independent TV Drama including mini series, TV movie or limited series (Max budget £ 30 m)

Best Production Design

4. International TV Drama including mini series, TV movie or limited series

Best Production Design

These last 2 awards relate to Television Dramas broadcast in the UK (during 2019)  based on data from IMDB and UK general release dates.

Any nominated Television Drama must have at least one HoD who is also a full BFDG member on the crew; production designer (PD), supervising art director (SAD) or set decorator (SD). Trophies will be given to these senior members (PD, SAD & SD) of the winning television drama including non-BFDG members. Up to 6 Certificates of Excellence will be given to members of the art department (whether Guild members or not) as advised by the PD – numbers above that can be produced but will have to be paid for.

5. Independent Feature Film – Period

Best Production Design (max budget £30m)

6. Independent Feature Film – Contemporary

Best Production Design (max budget  £30M)

7. Independent Feature Film – Fantasy

Best Production Design (max budget £30)

These last three awards relate to Independent Feature Films released in the UK (during 2019) based on data from IMDB and UK general release dates.

Nominated Feature Films must have must have at least one HoD who is also a full BFDG member on the crew; production designer (PD), supervising art director (SAD) or set decorator (SD). Trophies will be given to these senior members (PD, SAD & SD) of the winning feature film including non-BFDG members. Up to 6 Certificates of Excellence will be given to members of the art department (whether Guild members or not) as advised by the PD – numbers above that can be produced but will have to be paid for.

8. International Studio Feature Film – Period

Best Production Design

9. International Studio Feature Film – Contemporary

Best Production Design

10. International Studio Feature Film – Fantasy

Best Production Design

These last three awards relate to International Feature Films released in the UK (during 2019) based on data from IMDB and UK general release dates.

Nominated Feature Films must have must have at least one HoD who is also a full BFDG member on the crew; production designer (PD), supervising art director (SAD) or set decorator (SD). Trophies will be given to these senior members (PD, SAD & SD) of the winning feature film including non-BFDG members. Up to 6 Certificates of Excellence will be given to members of the art department (whether Guild members or not) as advised by the PD – numbers above that can be produced but will have to be paid for.

11. Lifetime Achievement

From both the BFDG membership & the wider art department

This award is for Art Department members who we would like to honour having had a long and extensive career and who have made their creative mark on this industry, benefiting their department as a whole.

Each entry by a member should be accompanied by a paragraph about why their candidate should be considered – fill in a simple form (obtainable from the office) or send in your proposed candidate to the office with up to 100 words about why this person should be considered.

Judging for this award, will be made by the committee

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