Becoming a member & application process
The British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) represent highly skilled technicians across the Art Department. Our membership covers a diverse range of skills and experience, with individuals working across the board in Feature Films, Shorts, Pilots, Promos, Commercials, Television Film/Series and Light Entertainment. Spanning project budgets for International, Independent and micro-financed productions. With a range of Membership Levels available to apply for, we will be sure to find the right fit for you.
Whether you are based in the UK, Europe or Internationally, all are welcome to apply for membership, although benefits of being a member may be limited or excluded to non-UK based residents. Please check out our Membership Eligibility for further information.
Discover the wide range of Membership Benefits on offer to our members, including tailored membership profiles, regular networking events, unique insurance cover (exceptions apply), fantastic discounts and much more.
To Register Online, please fill in your details and choose the relevant credit level you wish to apply for. Further information on the Application Process can be found below, please read this prior to submitting your application.
Please note that we do not operate as an employment agency or trade union. Work visas/permits are UK Government and Border Agency controlled, please contact them directly for further information if required.
All applications attract a one-off administration fee of £20.00, this is non-refundable (except in the case of Newcomer applications) whether your application is successful or not.
To support your application, we do please ask that you provide:
- An endorsement from a current BFDG member or Head of Department on your latest project (NB. NOT required for Production Designer applications).
- Your latest CV/Portfolio.
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.
Each application is individually assessed and reviewed by the BFDG Committee. With several job categories, it is important to get the right fit so we appreciate your patience as this can take a few weeks.
You will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss next steps. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] with any queries.
Become a Member
Next Submission Deadline
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. For full details, take a look at our diversity statement.
In line with the Equality Act 2010, we strive to ensure the Guild is and continues to be, not only a beacon of excellence in the Art Department but a safe, welcoming and open society to everyone joining this creative community. To ensure that we are living up to this measure, may we encourage you to fully fill in this application form to aid us in positively encouraging the most diverse and inclusive professional group. If you prefer not to, then please select that option when filling in your form.
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 – apply to become a BFDG member today.
You can always contact the BFDG office for confidential advice and guidance.
Office + 44 (0)1753 785967
Mobile + 44 (0)7823 348431