1946 First Annual Dinner
Roy Oxley, Douglas Daniels, ?, LPW, Alfred Junge, Edward Craig, Philip Brinton, Paul Sherriff, Maurice Carter, George Provis, CP Norman, Carmen Dillon & Bill Andrews. Starting bottom left & clockwise.
The society of British Film Directors and Designers was founded in 1946, for the betterment of Design in British Films. Out of this society grew the Guild of Film Art Directors, and the present British Film Designers Guild.
We intend to build a roll of honour to those who previously served and build the British Film Designer Guild. Acknowledging and saluting the talent that is the foundation of today's departments.
BFDG Traditional logo
Here is an early mail shot postcard, designed by Giles Masters from about 1992.
Historic Library is opened
A rather busy and important event. Our precious art dept library created over decades needed a new home due to Pinewood expansion. Superhire and the BFDG have cemented relations in creating a new up to date and most importantly organised research and reference library. Which is FREE, just sign in and enjoy.
BFDG Original Identity
Our last logo dates back to the very beginning. In order to refresh and re-vitalise the Guild we looked inward and changed outward too, into our current multi-format logo by Kevin Phipps.
Like all good socials one gets too busy chatting rather than taking photographs. Here is a quick snap when an announcement took place. You see we look like regular folk too!
ACADEMY AWARDS 1990
BATMAN Directed by Tim Burton. This was a particularly special night for the UK art dept. Anton Furst (Art Direction) and Peter Young (Set Decoration) win the Oscar for Art Direction for Batman at the 62nd Academy Awards. Glenn Close and Mel Gibson present the award.
ACADEMY AWARDS 1997
Meg Ryan presenting Peter Lamont and Michael Ford the Oscar® for Art Direction for "Titanic" at the 70th Academy Awards® in 1997. Hosted by Billy Crystal.
ACADEMY AWARDS 1969
Oliver - Natalie Wood presents John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon and Ken Muggleston the Oscar for Art Direction for Oliver! at the 41st Academy Awards.
ACADEMY AWARDS 1986
Stephen Grimes and Josie MacAvin win the Oscar for Art Direction for Out of Africa at the 58th Academy Awards.
Production Designer Michael Pickwoad from 2010 to present.
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.
Cinderella featuring the work of Supervising Art Director Leslie Tomkins, Art Directors Anthony Caron-Delion & Paul Laugier, Senior Draughtswoman Patricia Johnson & Draughtmen/women Lydia Fry, Hugh McClelland, Liz Loach & Darren Tubby, Graphics Amy Grewcock & Co-ordinator Heather Noble.
The latest film from Marvel, from the art dept Assistant Art Director Julia Dehoff, Draftsperson Alexandra Toomey and work experience Ida Grunsodee.
Star Wars: episode VII - Shooting now completed at Pinewood studios. On which many members of the BFDG have been busy working on.
Featuring the work of Art Director Steve Carter, Draughtswoman Julia Dehoff, Graphic designer Helen Koutas and Storyboard Artist Nick Pelham
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