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British Film Designers Guild
2019 Awards Gala

Saturday 1st February 2020
Venue to be announced

PROPOSED CRITERIA

Below is the final criteria, parameters and deadline dates for this year’s BFDG awards.

Deadline for the final vote return to be confirmed

Nominations

During November

Members to be asked to submit their entries, after which the committee will send out a list of checked and verified nominations but ask for amendments / omissions from members

Members may nominate a project that they have worked on.

1st Vote

To establish the 3 finalists
(in each category except Lifetime Achievement)

A voting link will be sent to members during the first 2 weeks of December – members will be asked in vote in each category on the list of projects by ranking each project – which will be up to 6 in each category.

Members may vote for a project they have worked on.

2nd Vote

To establish the 3 winners
(in each category except Lifetime Achievement)

This link will be sent to members during the 3rd week of December with clips – members will be asked to vote on their 1st choice 2nd choice and 3rd choice by ranking them.

Members may vote for a project they have worked on.

The eleven awards categories for 2019 are:

1. Spotlighting New Talent

From BFDG membership

This awards intention is to highlight the future stars of the next generation of film makers. The 3 finalists will then be asked separately to send in a selection of specific work, for the members to vote on.

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 2018) 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 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 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.

3. Independent TV Drama including mini series, TV movie or limited series

Best Production Design

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

Best Production Design

These last two awards relate to Television Dramas broadcast in the UK (during 2018) including cable/pay channels 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

6. Independent Feature Film – Contemporary

Best Production Design

7. Independent Feature Film – Fantasy

Best Production Design

These last three awards relate to Independent Feature Films released in the UK (during 2018) 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 2018) 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 BFDG membership

This award is for Guild 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.

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