Being an individual is kinda lonely and without a voice. Together we are stronger.

Join us, there are more benefits than you realise.

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Membership criteria for joining:

Membership looks for keen qualities in applicants. We welcome individuals from the Art Department that display talent, skill, ability and potential. One can enter at the level comparable to current working credited title.

Entry to the Guild will be limited to those members of the film and television industry whose work directly involves them with the art department, or otherwise to such persons whose work, in the opinion of the Board, is so closely aligned to the work of art department that they merit membership of the Guild.
Normally applicants (for full membership) will have already gained at least five credits in the grade they are applying for, working on significant programming.  Proof of continued work over three years in the chosen grade may be asked for.  
Three credits are applicable at the following grades only:  Art department runner/assistant, jnr draughtsman and assistant art director.  Applicants should also have been working in the industry within the last 12 months.
Application for affiliate membership is offered to those newcomers to the industry and should be sponsored by an existing member or tutor that is known by professional contact with a member.
We accept overseas applicants who work with UK based productions and already have access to suitable visas. We are not a Union but a non-profit making society
Pick the membership level you think most appropriate, adjusting is easy, as is a quick refund should there be a difference. Every application is individually assessed.
(The same criteria (with regards to credits gained) will apply for any members upgrading to the next level of membership)


Why is joining the BFDG a good thing....?

Why is joining the BFDG a good thing....?

BFDG Membership Site

We now have a Membership only site - which can be entered from the MEMBERS tab above . This will open a feast of goodies to make your membership smoother and easier to maintain and run; plus access to media, forum, data and fast updates.  Here you can update your own profile with not only contact information, but credit and award data too.  And very importantly you can also get in touch with other members from this site, or check on their experience.

Whether you are UK based, Europe or International all are open to apply for membership, although benefits of being member may be limited or even excluded by not being resident in the UK. Work permits, Visas and Residency is UK Government controlled and separate from Guild remit. Membership opens up connections and knowledge, we do not operate as an employment agency or trade union.

Work visa / permits are UK Government and Border Agency controlled, please contact them directly.

GAME of THRONES, a long running HBO series worked on by host of members over the years.

TARZAN the UNTAMED, shot at Leavesden studios with Supervising Art Director James Hambidge, Art Directors Toby Britton, Guy Bradley & Susan Whitaker, Set Designers Charlotte Malynn & James Spencer and Art Department Assistant Stephanie Clerkin.

Stephanie Clerkin
Stephanie Clerkin