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Film Critic and Broadcaster Mark Kermode to host the British Film Designers Guild Awards 2018
Mark Kermode, Observer Film Critic and presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live will be the host the at the BFDG’s annual awards ceremony to be held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, Westminster, London.
Kermode will be hosting the event which takes place on Saturday 9 February at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London SW1. The awards are an annual event in the calendar of the British Film Designers Guild who come together to celebrate excellence in the Art Department for Film and Television.
The British Film Designers Guild was established over 70 years ago and has a membership of over 400 who represent every level of the Art Department those straight from education, to heads of department: Supervising Art Director, Set Decorator and Production Designer.
The awards are an established part of the BFDG’s year. This year is the first year the awards have taken place outside the BFDG’s home at Pinewood Studios and they are thrilled to be welcoming Mark Kermode as their host for the evening.
Adam O’Neill, Chairman of the British Film Designers Guild said:
“It is an immense pleasure to be welcoming Mark Kermode as our awards host this year. This is yet another milestone for the BFDG in our aim to put our event on the map and to become an established and highly respected part of the international awards calendar”.
CONTACTS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Awards that will be presented on the evening are as follows:
1.Spotlighting New Talent – from the BFDG membership
This award’s intention is to highlight the future stars of the next generation of film makers and for the first time will be split into 2 awards,one for the art department and one for the set decorating department.
- 2. Best Production Design – Light Entertainment TelevisionProgramme – includes comedy and general entertainment
- Best Production Design – Independent Television Drama including mini series, Television movie or limited series
- Best Production Design – International Television Drama including mini series, Television movie or limited series
- Best Production Design – Independent Feature Film – period
- Best Production Design – Independent Feature Film – contemporary
- Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – period
- Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – contemporary
- Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – fantasy
- Lifetime Achievement – from BFDG membership
This award is for BFDG 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.
Mark Kermode is the UK’s best known and most trusted film critic. He is the Chief Film Critic for the Observer, co-host of Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live, reviewer for the BBC’s News Channel Film Review and host of his own podcast Kermode On Film. He has written and presented film and music shows on Channel 4, BBC 2 and BBC 4, and on BBC Radio stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live and more. He is making a third series of Celluloid Jukebox on BBC Radio 2 and his second BBC4 series Secrets of Cinema airs this spring. His monthly stage show Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI Southbank is in itsfourth year. He holds two Sony Awards for his radio programmes, and his band The Dodge Brothers’ album The Sun Set was voted Blues Album of the Year 2013.
The society of British Film Directors and Designers was founded in 1946, for the betterment of Design in British Films. Out of this society grew the Guild of Film Art Directors, and the present British Film Designers Guild, who now include in their membership all the various branches of the Art Department.
Our membership covers a diverse range of skills and experience. Spanning project budgets for International, Independent and micro budget productions. As well as Feature films, Shorts, Pilots, Promos, Commercials, Television Film, Series and Light Entertainment; we work across the board.
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Ali O’Neill (Communications Manager) 07773 393128
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