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BFDG AWARDS 2020 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now accepting entries for the BFDG Awards 2020 to be held on 15 May 2021, more information on the venue to come soon. For criteria, parameters and deadline dates and to submit your entry click below.

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BFDG and albert Webinar – A Screen New Deal, Focus on the Art Department

BFDG and albert recently ran a webinar focusing on Sustainability in the Art Department. The event came about after albert commissioned The Screen New Deal report which looks at how the film industry can eliminate its impact on the environment by 2050. Click below to watch.

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Alan Tomkins 19 January 1939 – 21 September 2020

We are sorry to announce the news that BFDG member and award winning Supervising Art Director Alan Tomkins has passed away. He had a long and illustrious career and touched many people’s lives as a friend and colleague Alan will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all.

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BFDG Design Forum – Spotlighting New Talent

Past winners of the BFDG Spotlighting New Talent Award talk to Adam O'Neill (BFDG) about their careers so far and how they have progressed since winning their awards. With: Anne Clemens, Alina Papp, Heather Noble and Helen Yates

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BFDG Design Forum – Freelance in Fiji, the Making of ‘Wrecked’

Production Designer -Jonathan Paul Green (BFDG) and some of his Art Department team talking about the process of making of TBS comedy series ‘Wrecked’.

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BFDG Design Forum – We Hunt Together… Partners in Crime

The creative team behind the Alibi/Showtime crime drama series talk about their collaboration. Carl Tibbetts- Director Jamie Lapsley (BFDG) – Production Designer Oli Russell – Director of Photography (Block 1) Emma Rees – Costume Designer

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BFDG Design Forum – Spotlight on Our Sponsors

The second in our series highlighting our BFDG Sponsors The Devil’s Horsemen, Vectorworks and ASL

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BFDG Design Forum – Pennyworth Designing an Alternate 60s London

The creative design team behind the Epix series Pennyworth (S1) talk about their collaboration. Mark Scruton (BFDG) – Production Designer Mark Patten (BSC) – Director of Photography Adam O’Neill (BFDG) – Supervising Art Director David Morison (BFDG) – Set Decorator

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BFDG Design Forum – Sets, Storyboards, Screen… Harry Potter, Behind the Magic

Art Director, Gary Tomkins, who worked on all 8 of the 'Harry Potter' films and Storyboard Artist, Nick Pelham, who worked on 5 of the films, talk to BFDG Spotlighting New Talent Winner 2019, Anne Clemens.

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BFDG Design Forum – Designing Avenue 5

Production Designer Simon Bowles (BFDG) is joined by Armando Iannucci, creator of Avenue 5, as well as cast and crew, for a discussion on the production design of the successful HBO TV series.

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BFDG Design Forum – Spotlight on Our Sponsors

The first in our new series highlighting our BFDG Sponsors. This week we look behind the scenes with: Mark Farley, Managing Director, Farley Interviewed by Sonja Klaus (BFDG) Phil Greenstreet, Head of Development, Rosco Digital Imaging Interviewed by Sarah Horton (BFDG)

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BFDG Design Forum: Gentleman Jack, Secret Diaries of an Art Department

The creative team behind the award winning HBO TV series discuss their work. With: Anna Pritchard -PD, Ussal Kalyconcu Smithers - SD, Tom Atkins - SAD, Tabitha Dickinson - Stby AD, Thomas Love - GD, Gary Brown - VFX and special guest Sally Wainwright - Writer/Director

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BFDG Design Forum: Fleabag, Designing Sets with Character

Production Designer Jonathan Paul Green and his team discuss designing the sets for the hit TV series 'Fleabag', with guest appearance from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Jonathan Paul Green - Production Designer Joanna King - Art Director Lucy Gardetto - Set Decorator

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BFDG Design Forum: Chernobyl, Visualising the Cost of Lies

The creative team behind the multi award winning HBO series discuss their work. Luke Hull - Production Designer, Claire Levinson-Gendler - Set Decorator, Karen Wakefield - Supervising Art Director, Jakob Ihre - Director of Photography, Lindsay McFarlane - Visual Effects Producer.

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The Bfdg Design Forum Thursday 21st May 6 00 Pm Taboo Or Not

BFDG Design Forum ‘Taboo or Not’

Production Designer, Sonja Klaus (BFDG) and members of the creative team from the successful BBC Television Series 'Taboo' to talk about their collaboration: Dean Baker - Executive Producer,Tim Bricknell - Producer Mark Patten (BSC) - DOP, Joanna Eatwell - Costume Designer

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BFDG Design Forum Star Wars: Building a Galaxy Not Far From London

BFDG Member Neil Lamont (PD) and his Art Department team talk about the design process for Start Wars films, 'Rogue One' and 'Solo' Al Bullock - Supervising Art Director Lee Sandales - Set Decorator Paul Hayes - Construction Manager Kate Venner - Production Buyer

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BFDG Design Forum in Association with the BSC ‘Cinematographers on Call’

This episode of the BFDG Design Forum is a collaboration with the BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) as part of their 'Cinematographers on Call' series. It is a discussion about the working relationship of Production Designer and Cinematographer, hosted by Laurie Rose, BSC

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BFDG Design Forum – ‘Set Decorators Unwrapped’ View Here

View our latest Design Forum webinar. Hosted by Production Designer, Sonja Klaus who talks to a panel Set Decorators about their craft and more...

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The BFDG Design Forum – View our first live webinar here

Last Thursday 23 April the BFDG launched our first Design Forum which featured a panel of BFDG Production Designers, a Set Decorator and Supervising Art Director. Hosted by Production Designer, Sonja Klaus. View the Design Forum here.

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Coronavirus BFDG News Update

Updated COVID-19 advice for freelancers in the screen industries

Amid the uncertainty of Covid-19, we know that there will be great concern among our members and we would like to pass on information from screen industry groups who are offering information to freelancers and the self-employed. Please follow the link for further information.

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Kemode On Film

Listen to Mark Kermode’s BFDG Award Special Podcast

Mark Kermode talks to some of the nominees & winners from the British Film Designer's Guild Awards 2019

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BFDG Awards Gallery

2019 BFDG Awards Photos

Check out a selection of photographs from this years BFDG Awards Night held on the 1 February 2019 at the Sheraton Grand, London.

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BFDG Award Winners

2019 BFDG Award Winners & Nominees

The BFDG Awards were held on 1 February 2019 at the Sheraton Grand. View all of the Winners & nominees

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Anne Clemens Spotlighting New Talent

Anne Clemens Spotlighting New Talent BFDG Award Winner

In an extremely competitive category Anne Clemens won the BFDG 2019 Spotlighting New Talent Award. View her work & nominees Anais Delpech & Molly Blake

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