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BFDG Awards Gala 2016 - Pinewood Studios 28th January 2017

BFDG Awards Gala 2016 - Pinewood Studios 28th January 2017

The forthcoming Awards's season has got off to an extremely exciting start....with the British Film Designers Guild Awards Gala 2016, held in the Pinewood Ballroom on Saturday 28th January......full text in the press release below but here are our winners:

BFDG AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Gemma Jackson

SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT -  Alina Papp

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - BRITISH TV DRAMA INC MINI SERIES – ‘Victoria’

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Michael Howells, 

SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR – Fabrice Spelta

SET DECORATOR - Tanya Bowd

Other BFDG members in the Victoria art department included: John West, Flo Tasker & Ben Clements

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – ‘High Rise’

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Mark Tildsley

SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR: Frank Walsh 

SET DECORATOR – Paki Smith 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING A MINI SERIES – ‘Game of Thrones’

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Deborah Riley

SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR – Paul Ghiradani; Christina Moore – Spain

SET DECORATOR – Rob Cameron;  Sophie Chowdhury – Spain 

Other BFDG art department members included: Hauke Richte, Phil Elton & Brendan Rankin

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – ‘Rogue One’

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Neil Lamont, Doug Chiang

SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR – Alastair Bullock 

SET DECORATOR – Lee Sandales

Other BFDG art department members included: Gary Tomkins, Andrew Proctor, Ashley Lamont, Jo Finkel, Matt Kerly, Oliver Roberts, Lydia Fry, Will Htay, Kate Venner, Dominic Sikking, Julie Graysmark, Gavin Dean, Rebecca White, Helen Dawson, Alfredo Lupo, Dana Anusca, Craig Gilroy, Julia Dehoff-Bourne, Dominic Lavery, Stephen Swain, Alex Baily

BFDG Awards - Pinewood Studios 7th Feb 2016

BFDG Awards - Pinewood Studios 7th Feb 2016

BFDG AGM & Awards results & Photos......

Congratulations to all of our nominees & winners........and the winners and runners up/honourably mentioned are...........

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - Moira Tait

SPOTLIGHTING TALENT
Winner - Rebecca White
Runners up - Charlotte Malynn and Tim Dutton

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM

WINNER:
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Darren Gilford PD, Rick Carter PD, Neil Lamont SAD, Al Bullock Snr AD, Gary Tomkins Snr AD and Art Directors James Clyne , James Collins, Rob Cowper, Peter Dorme, Jo Finkel, Kevin Jenkins, Ashley Lamont, Andrew Palmer, Stuart Rose, Hayley Easton Street, Stephen Swain, Mary McKenzie, Oliver Roberts, Matt Albert Kerly plus Lee Sandales SD

HONOURABLE MENTION:
CINDERELLA: - Dante Ferrtti PD, Les Tomkins SAD, Gary Freeman SAD, Anthony Caron-Delion AD, Paul Laugier AD, Stuart Rose AD, Frederico Constanti AD, Francesco Lo Schiavo SD

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A TELEVISION DRAMA

WINNER:
PENNY DREADFUL - Jonathan McKinstry PD, Jo Riddell SAD, Anthony Calvo AD, John King Snr AD, Colman Corish AD, and Philip Murphy SD

HONOURABLE MENTION:
GAME OF THRONES - Deborah Riley PD,Paul Ghiradani SAD, Phil Elton AD, Hauke Richter AD, Brendan Rankin AD and Rob Cameron SD

Congratulations to all of our nominees & winners........

BFDG Awards - Pinewood studios 2nd Feb 2014

BFDG Awards - Pinewood studios 2nd Feb 2014

BEST FILM – “Captain Philips”  PRODUCTION DESIGNER PAUL KIRBY,

Paul Kirby has worked on a number of films including Captain America, The Phantom of the Opera, Die Another Day and Fifth Element. This award was presented to Paul Kirby in his role as Production Designer and his team of Art Directors and Set Decorators for their outstanding work on “Captain Philips”

Set Decorator Dominic Capon (UK) & Larry Dias (USA), Supervising Art Director Peter Russell, Art Director Charlo Dalli (Malta), Aziz Hamichi (Morocco), Susan Whitaker (UK), Paul Richards & Ray Pumillia (USA)

At the awards Paul said “Captain Phillips is not the sort of film where the design is front and centre, so I am delighted that the Guild should recognise the hard work and effort that we put in as a team. At the ceremony, it was humbling to stand before some elder statesmen of this industry, like Peter Lamont, Alan Cassie, Alan Tomkins among many others. Great figures that I admired when starting out in this adventure of a career. How lovely to share the award with fellow Guild members“                  

Honourable mention for best film – “Gravity” Production designer Andrew Nicholson, Supervising Art Director Mark Scruton

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT, joint winners Leslie Tomkins &

 Martin Ashbury & Leslie Tomkins (Supervising Art Director) & Martin Ashbury (Story Board Artist) have jointly spent over 70 years working in the British film industry. Their creativity and artistic skills have helped shape the visual experience for generations of film goers around the world inspiring and encouraging many new entrants to find work within the Art Department. Their achievements and skills can be seen in influential and cult films such as “The Shining”, ”Alien”,  “Labyrinth” ”Troy”, “Harry Potter”, “Sleepy Hollow” and countless others too numerous to mention here. Their outstanding contribution, continued success and passion towards the art of the movie has been recognised by the Guild and its members. 

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG TALENT, Liam Georgensen 

In comparison to the other Guild winners Liam is a relative new comer to the film industry but in a short period of time he has shown himself to be a worthy winner of this award. Liam has worked in various roles within the art department gaining an excellent knowledge and understanding for the demands for the creative work undertaken in this area of film making. He has become a successful member of an extremely creative art department team which is recognised and admired around the world. He has clearly demonstrated talent, skill and the promise and potential to develop into a strong leader within the art department.

The winners were selected by the BFDG members and presented engraved trophies to celebrate their achievements at the 4th British Film Designers Guild annual awards and AGM at Pinewood Studio on the 2nd of February 2014.

With over 200 BFDG members working in the film industry the Guild’s membership has grown significantly in recent years. With an increase of films made in the UK the outgoing Chair of the Guild Su Whitaker said:“The BFDG is gaining in strength, numbers and a louder voice in today's market. Reflecting the continually changing workplace, jobs and the impact of new technologies on the film making process. We have become a dynamic and vibrant Guild quickly responding to the views and requirements of its members. This energy and drive is set to continue with our new Chairman, Production Designer Simon Bowles and Vice Chairman Set Decorator Peter Walpole”.

BFDG Annual Awards

BFDG Annual Awards

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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.

Production Designer Michael Pickwoad from 2010 to present.

Star Wars: episode VII - Shooting now completed at Pinewood studios. On which many members of the BFDG have been busy working on.

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The new Guy Ritchie film currently in production, features the work of Art Director Anthony Caron-Delion, Assistant Art Director Patrick Harris & Draughtsman Darren Tubby.

A new film from Christopher Nolan on which several of our members where involved, including Toby Britton.