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.
The BFDG has always considered full membership applications solely based on film, television, commercial or other related work experience. Applicants are asked to show evidence of relevant experience when determining the appropriate grade within the BFDG. If the applicant has no work experience in the industry, they can still join as an affiliate / newcomer providing they are able to show a portfolio of relevant work, and if a student or graduate has an endorsement of a tutor, mentor or member. It will then be possible to apply for full membership and change grades within the Guild as the necessary credits allow. No other criteria are relevant.
The Committee, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair and Vice Chair are all voluntary offices. All members are invited to join the Committee should they wish to do so, and applicants of all grades will be considered equally. Ideally there should be some experienced members on the Committee to offer advice informed by knowledge of the industry, balanced with representation of all other grades.
Members are advised and encouraged to use the links below to familiarise themselves with the diversity policies and schemes that are being run by the BFI, BECTU, NFTS and other industry and educational organisations: –