Becoming a member & the 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 and screenings, 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 Affiliate applications) whether your application is successful or not.
To support your application, we will contact you directly to request the following:
- An endorsement from a current BFDG member or Head of Department on your latest project.
- Your latest CV/Portfolio.
Each application is individually assessed and reviewed at a Membership Application Committee Meeting. These meetings take place once every 3 months (during February, May, August & November). With several job categories, it is important to get the right fit so please be patient as the process can take a few weeks.
You will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm whether your application has been successful. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] with any queries.
Become a Member!
Would you like to be a part of a membership that opens connections and shares knowledge? That supports individuals and gives them a voice? Then apply to join us today. Together we are stronger.
Please note: The application process is on hold during the months of January and February but will resume towards the end of February. After this time, submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a monthly basis as normal. Any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Jones at [email protected] – thank you.
You can always contact the BFDG office for confidential advice and guidance.
Office + 44 (0)1753 785967
Mobile + 44 (0)7823 348431