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

I have great pleasure in announcing that booking is now open for the BFDG Awards 2017.
Following the success of last year's glittering event,  I hope you will be able to join us for a very special evening where we can come together to catch up with friends, make new contacts, enjoy good food, wine, music and dancing and above all, celebrate the extraordinary talent of the Art Department.
If you have not yet submitted your nominations please email them to:  The full criteria, parameters and deadline dates can be seen here: BFDG Awards Criteria 2017 final.pdf
Tickets are on sale now at £125 per person. To book please follow this link: BFDG Awards 2017

Production Design Talk with Q & A


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:


Joint Guild Autumn/Winter Screening Dates


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

The work of Supervising Art Director James Hambidge, Art Directors Guy Bradley, Toby Britton & Remo Tozzi. Storyboard Artist David Allcock, Lettering Artist Clive Ingleton, Set Designers James Spencer & Dorrie Young and Junior Draughtswoman Sophie Neil & Charlotte Malynn.

Production Designer Michael Pickwoad from 2010 to present.

Steven Spielberg's latest outing. Based at Leavesden, featuring members Supervising Art Director Mark Scruton, Art Directors Guy Bradley, Remo Tozzi, Decor Artist Julian Walker, Co-ordinator Pollyanna Seath and Art dept assistant Andy Young

Filmed at Leavesden studios with numerous BFDG members

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 film from Marvel, from the art dept Assistant Art Director Julia Dehoff, Draftsperson Alexandra Toomey and work experience Ida Grunsodee.

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

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.

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