All work and no play... as they say.

Although the Guild is more about business, work and the art of things, socialising and networking is just as important. Throughout the year we combine events with comparable organisations for the benefit of members. We support our 'friends' events that aim to inform as well as entertain us.

Occasionally we are able to host Master Classes, special guest Lectures and ad-hoc informal socials to just get together for a drink and chin wag.

BFDG Awards 2017

BFDG Awards 2017

BFDG AWARDS 2017 - 13TH JANUARY 2018 - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS (IN RED) AND NOMINEES!

SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT 2017
Heather Noble
Helen Yates
Andy Young

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME
Patrick Doherty, Production Designer, Strictly Come Dancing
Catherine Land, Art Director, Strictly Come Dancing

Misty Buckley, Production Designer, Sounds Like Friday Night

Florian Wieder, Production Designer, The X Factor

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Sonja Klaus, Production Designer, Taboo
Lucienne Suren, Supervising Art Director, Taboo
Mike Britton, Set Decorator, Taboo

Simon Bowles Production Designer, Crooked House
Sion Clarke, Supervising Art Director, Crooked House
Rebecca Gillies, Set Decorator, Crooked House

Michael Howells, Production Designer, Victoria Series 2
Fabrice Spelta/Nick Wilkinson, Supervising Art Director, Victoria Series 2
Tanya Bowd/Nicki Longmuir, Set Decorator, Victoria Series 2

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Martin Childs, Production Designer, The Crown
Mark Raggett, Supervising Art Director, The Crown
Alison Harvey, Set Decorator, The Crown

Deborah Riley, Production Designer, Game of Thrones Season 7
Paul Ghirardani, Supervising Art Director, Game of Thrones Season 7
Rob Cameron, Set Decorator, Game of Thrones Season 7

Lisa Hall/Julie Berghoff, Production Designer, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Sion Clarke, Supervising Art Director, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Julie Signy, Set Decorator, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM - PERIOD
Chris Roope, Production Designer, Churchill
Fiona Gavin, Supervising Art Director, Churchill
Neesh Ruben, Set Decorator, Churchill

Eve Stewart, Production Designer, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Tom Weaving, Supervising Art Director, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Liz Griffiths, Set Decorator, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

David Roger, Production Designer, Goodbye Christopher Robin
Tim Blake, Supervising Art Director, Goodbye Christopher Robin
Claire Richards, Set Decorator, Goodbye Christopher Robin

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
Peter Francis, Production Designer, Mindhorn
Astrid Sieben, Supervising Art Director, Mindhorn
Stella Fox, Set Decorator, Mindhorn
Sally Black (IOM), Set Decorator, Mindhorn

Philip Ivey, Production Designer, 6 Days
Mark Robins, Supervising Art Director, 6 Days
Daniel Birt, Set Decorator, 6 Days

Catrin Meredydd, Production Designer, IBoy
Jono Moles, Supervising Art Director, IBoy
Lucy Moles, Set Decorator, IBoy

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Jim Clay, Production Designer, Murder on the Orient Express
Dominic Masters, Supervising Art Director, Murder on the Orient Express
Rebecca Alleway, Set Decorator, Murder on the Orient Express
Caroline Smith, Set Decorator, Murder on the Orient Express

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Darkest Hour
Nick Gottschalk, Supervising Art Director, Darkest Hour
Katie Spencer, Set Decorator, Darkest Hour

Nathan Crowley, Production Designer, Dunkirk
Kevin Ishioka, Supervising Art Director, Dunkirk
Niamh Coulter, Set Decorator, Dunkirk

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
Darren Gilford, Production Designer, Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Grant Armstrong, Supervising Art Director, Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Rosemary Brandenburg, Set Decorator, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Alex Cameron, Production Designer, The Foreigner
Nick Dent, Supervising Art Director, The Foreigner
Malcolm Stone, Set Decorator, The Foreigner

Maria Djurkovic, Production Designer, The Snowman
Ben Collins, Supervising Art Director, The Snowman
Tatiana Macdonald, Set Decorator, The Snowman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - FANTASY
Dennis Gassner, Production Designer, Blade Runner 2049
Paul Inglis, Supervising Art Director, Blade Runner 2049
Alessandra Querzola, Set Decorator, Blade Runner 2049

Andy Nicholson, Production Designer, Assassin’s Creed
Marc Homes, Supervising Art Director, Assassin’s Creed
Tina Jones, Set Decorator, Assassin’s Creed

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Beauty and the Beast
Niall Moroney, Supervising Art Director, Beauty and the Beast
Katie Spencer, Set Decorator, Beauty and the Beast

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2017
Alan Tomkins
 

 

Production Design Talk with Q & A

THE BFDG INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR:

‘PASSION, PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE’
Join us and 3 highly acclaimed production designers to learn more about the craft of the production designer at an informal Q & A session hosted by Peter Walpole.

Each designer will talk specifically about some of the films/TV series they have designed as well as taking questions from the audience.

If you would like to join us please follow this link to book: https://bfdg.wildapricot.org/event-2691388

BFDG AUTUMN/WINTER SCREENING DATES

Joint Guild Autumn/Winter Screening Dates

MONDAY SCREENINGS FOR THE REST OF 2017 SEASON

John Barry Theatre, Pinewood at 8:00 PM
October 2nd, 16th & 30th
November 13th & 27th
December 11th

OUR GRATETFUL THANKS TO THE PINEWOOD MANAGEMENT FOR LETTING US USE THE JOHN BARRY THEATRE FOR THESE SCREENINGS
Screenings are STRICTLY for Guild members ONLY plus a guest. 
Please SIGN the attendance book
For screening information: Michael Johns G.B.F.T.E. Tel: 01494 728892 or michaeleditor@btinternet.com

BFDG Late Summer BBQ and Portfolio Surgery

Late Summer BBQ and Portfolio Surgery, 14 Sept 2017, Pinewood

Booking will be open soon via the membership site. Please reserve your place, booking essential, due to Pinewood security requirements.
 - thank you
When ... 14 Sept 2017
Times ... 18:30 - 21:30pm
 … Hitchcock Suite and Terrace, Heatherden House, Pinewood

 

Portfolio Surgery, Thursday 20 July 2017, Pinewood

Portfolio Surgery, Thursday 20 July 2017, Pinewood

Please reserve your place now, booking essential, due to Pinewood security requirements.
or book via the membership site alternatively contact the office - thank you
When ... 20 Jul 2017
Times ... 18:30 - 21:30pm
 ... Hitchcock Suite, Heatherden House, Pinewood
Mid Summer BBQ & Social - Pinewood

Mid Summer BBQ & Social

Please reserve your place now, booking essential, due to Pinewood security requirements.
Please book via this link , or book via the membership site alternatively contact the office - thank you
When ... 20 Jul 2016
Times ... 18:00 - 21:30pm
 ... Club Bar, Heatherden House, Pinewood

 

Christmas Social 2015 at BAFTA

Christmas Social 2015 at BAFTA

Christmas is finally here after a very busy year.

Come and celebrate with us at our festive BFDG Christmas drinks event
at BAFTA, 195 Picadilly, London
on Sunday 20th Decenember from 7pm

For members and invited guests, please register via our membership website or contact the office.

CineGuilds present CineMaster Classes

Latest Event ......................CineMasters Event................April 2015
Inter-department masterclass .......
Want to work on major features and television drama?
Want to meet & learn from leading industry professionals?
CineMasters presents a Features Masterclass.......10th-12th April 2015 – at Pinewood Studios
A unique opportunity for new entrant film-makers to learn about on-set working direct from leading industry figures.......full details in the flyer attached

NFTS Portfolio Show 2015

BECTU - Art Dept Branch revival

We have decided to try and revive the Art Department branch of BECTU, to assist in both the ongoing Film agreement and the recent TV agreement talks.

To this end, I have booked the large conference room in the old house at Pinewood Studios, for 10 am this Sunday, 14th December.
Non BECTU members are welcome to attend this meeting, but will not be able to vote or put themselves forward for any positions. It is hoped that non BECTU members who feel they want to remain involved after this meeting would consider joining.

In this meeting, we will be discussing both the draft film agreement, and the new TV agreement, including the TV grades ladder and ratecard.
I am particularly keen to elect a TV person (or people) to attend the TV agreement talks which will be continuing in the new year.
We could also consider electing a chair and possibly other positions, and consider how we keep momentum going and foster communication within the branch generally.
Other potential topics: Box rental? Mileage allowance? Presenteeism

Meeting with BECTU about PACT agreement

A message from our Chairman Simon Bowles...

Hi all, I've been inspired by concerns of the guild membership over the PACT working proposal. We approached BECTU about setting up a completely open meeting with BECTU and non-BECTU members of the the guild to discuss the PACT agreement and the future of our beautiful creative department. They have agreed to meet which is a brilliant move by BECTU. This is your chance to discuss the proposal and represent your department. If you make it to Pinewood this Friday evening PLEASE do try and make it. Click on the link below and book your seat. Thanks, Simon
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfdg-bectu-joint-meeting-on-friday-26th-september-730-pm-tickets-13166827335

BFDG Summer BBQ 4th September at Pinewood studios

BFDG Summer BBQ 4th September at Pinewood studios

Please  book your ticket for the British Film Designers Guild Annual Summer BBQ in conjuction with the 529 Club, which  is always a great opportunity to meet your friends in the industry and network with members of the Guild.

This event is open to all BFDG members and friends/family and colleagues/potential members attending with a current member and is free for BFDG members (we just ask for a small donation of £7.50 from non members,  which will go towards food costs and is payable on site).  Drinks are available from the paid bar

NFTS Portfolio show 2014 Design graduates

NFTS Portfolio show 2014 Design graduates

All welcome. No booking required. Come and meet your new art dept associates of tomorrow.

Archive - Website relaunch and Summer BBQ

BFDG Summer BBQ - Please make a note in your diary!
Thursday Sept 5th at Club Bar & Terrace, Heatherden House in Pinewood studios, in conjunction with the 529 Club.

Archive - BFDG Library Opening

The extensive reference materials and unusual books held within this library are the result of more than fifty years of art department research.
the collection has been collated and re-homed at Superhire by the BFDG on behalf of its owners, Pinewood Studios.

Archive - TLO Fun Day

to celebrate over 50 years in the industry, TLO Film Services Ltd, would like to invite you to a VIP experience.

Archive - Stuart Craig & Neil Lamont in conversation

Our Autumn event - Special Screening and conversation with Stuart Craig and Neil Lamont
30th October at Pinewood Theatre 7; 1.15 pm for a 2.00 pm screening; Booking essential through the BFDG office

Summer Social BBQ with Pinewood 529 Club

Webra and Couture would like you to join them in the Club House Bar, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Gardens BBQ

North Lodge meeting BFDG

Committee Meeting

We have monthly committee meetings. Members are welcome to attend as guests. Have a sandwich, sparkling water and see what goes on.
Even a beer, but I'd check the sell by date as we normally have to go straight back to work - sober.

Please send in events that membership might find interesting.

We only like to support UK Government lead schemes and non-profit organsiation's events. We will advertise to members free of charge events that will be of interest to members.

However we never release, use or sell membership details.

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

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

Continuing the successful franchise. art dept members include Assistant Art Directors Rhys Ifan & Matt Wynne, Draughtwoman Emma Clough and Assistant graphics Amy Grewcock

The latest installment from the Bond Franchise worked on by BFDG members Art Director Mark Harris & Tamari Marini, Storyboard Artist Jim Cornish & Nic Pelham, Assistant Art Director Hugh McClellan and  Lydia Fry.

Features the work of Production Designer Gavin Bocquet, Set Decorator Elli Griff, Art Director Mark Scruton, Concept Artist Dominic Lavery and Assistant Art Director David Doran.

Awarding winning TV series designed by Sonja Klaus

Ali and Nino filmed in Azerbaijan with Supervising Art Director Christian Huband.

Now in Post Production. Guild members include Art Director Tom Still

Featuring the work of Art Director Steve Carter, Draughtswoman Julia Dehoff, Graphic designer Helen Koutas and Storyboard Artist Nick Pelham

Pan shot at Leavesden Studios. features the work of Art Director Mark Scruton, Set Decorator Dominic Capon, Concept Artists Peter McKinstry & Dominic Lavery, Storyboard Artists David Allcock, Stephen Forrest Smith & Nick Pelham; Draughtsman Dan Swingler and Junior Draughtswoman Sophie Neill.

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