We currently highlight 6 categories;

  • Best Production Design - British Television Drama including a mini series
  • Best Production Design - International Television Drama including a mini series
  • Best Production Design - Independant Feature Film
  • Best Production Design - International Studio Feature Film

These are productions released in the previous year.  They honour members work and associated colleagues....and finally 2 categories to honour the talent of those starting out and those who have dedicated their careers to our industry

  • Spotlighting Young Talent
  • Lifetime Achievement 

Our Award structure is still being refined and up graded, year to year.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2016 - Independent Feature & International Studio Feature Films

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

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Mark Tildsley, SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR: Frank Walsh, SET DECORATOR – Paki Smith

including art department members: Aine Mcguinnes Production Buyer, Patrick Creighton, Assistant Set Decorator, Dave Carson Props Master, Karl Moore Lewy, Action Vehicles, Nigel Pollock, Art Director,Heather Greenlees  - Art Director, Laura Barden,  Draughtsman/Assistant Art Director, Elaine Kushmishko  - Draugtsman, Rachel Barker - Art Dept Assistant, Gillian Devenney - Standby Art Director, Michael Eamon - Graphics

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

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Neil Lamont, Doug Chiang, SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR – Alastair Bullock, SET DECORATOR – Lee Sandales

and including art department members: Gary Tomkins and Stuart Rose Snr Art Directors, Oliver Roberts, Assistant Art Director, Ashley Lamont, Lydia Fry, Rob Cowper, Steve Lawrence Stepehen Swain & Helen Xenopouplos - Art Directorw Will Htay, Concept Artist, Kate Venner, Production Buyer, Ben Barrington Groves, Set Decoration Department, Dominic Sikking, Set Decoration Department, Julie Graysmark; Set Decoration Department,Laura Dishington, Graphic Designer, Andrew Proctor, Draughtsman, Gavin Dean, Draughtsman, Matt Kerly, Draughtsman, Rebecca White, Draughtsman, Helen Dawson, Draughtsman, Dana Anusca, Art Department Assistant, Craig Gilroy, Art Department Assistant, Polly Seath – Art Deparment Coordinator, Jordana Finkel Art Director, Julia Dehoff Bourne, Dominic Lavery Concept Artist, Matt Kerley draughtsman, Jo Farr work experience, Katrina Mackay Assistant Art Director, Matthew Naish art department Assistant, Ida Grundsoee and Matt Francis art department assistants, 

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2016 - British TV Drama & International TV Drama (both including mini series)

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;  Sophia Chowdhury – Spain 

art department members included: Art Directors : Phil Elton, Hauke Richter, Brendan Rankin, Jan Walker & Iain White

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

PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Michael Howells,  SUPERVISING ART DIRECTOR – Fabrice Spelta, SET DECORATOR - Tanya Bowd

art department members included: Flo Tasker, Graphics Designers, Ben Clements, Assistant Art Director, John West, Art Director, Robin Richardson Assistant Production Buyer & Laura Tweed, Production Buyer

"SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT" & "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT" 2016

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Gemma Jackson

SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT -  Alina Papp

Best Film 2015 - The Force Awakens

Best Film 2015 - The Force Awakens

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM (released in 2015)

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 Ferretti PD, Les Tomkins SAD, Gary Freeman SAD, Anthony Caron-Delion AD, Paul Laugier AD, Stuart Rose AD, Frederico Constanti AD, Francesco Lo Schiavo SD

HONOURABLE MENTION: GAME OF THRONES

Best TV 2015 - Penny Dreadful

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A TELEVISION DRAMA (pictured Hauke Richter)(released in 2015)

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

Lifetime Achievement 2015 - Moira Tait

Lifetime Achievement 2015 - Moira Tait

Moira Tait (a design background with the BBC, working with Stephen Frears, Alan Bennett and Brian Tufano).

Key tutor at the NFTS.

Spotlighting Talent 2015

Spotlighting Talent 2015

SPOTLIGHTING TALENT

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

Best Film 2014 - Paddington Susan Whitaker & Justin Warburton-Brown

Best Film 2014 - Paddington

Voted by the membership on films released in the USA and UK in 2014.

Eligible films have a member who is either Production Designer, Set Decorator or Supervising Art Director. Other members involved in the making of Paddington include the lovely Terry Jones, Production Buyer and Glen Young Art dept assistant. However everyone in those grade to Art Director is recognised.

Best TV mini series 2014 - Game of Thrones Rob Cameron

Best TV 2015 - Game of Thrones

Voted by the membership on TV mini series screened in the USA and UK in 2014.

Eligible films have a member who is either Production Designer, Set Decorator or Supervising Art Director. Winners include members Set Decorator Rob Cameron & Art Director Philip Elton.

Lifetime Achievement 2014 -  Anthony Pratt & Terry Ackland-Snow

Lifetime Achievement 2014

 Anthony Pratt & Terry Ackland-Snow

I feel this should be titled “OUTSTANDING achievement so far in ones life” as many of these nominees still firmly have their pencils on the paper. They are:

Anthony Pratt – (W) – again started as a draughtsman in the 60s on films The Pure Hell of St Trinians and Nine Hours to Rama. Later art directing great war movies like Hell Boats and The Last Grenade. Now a production designer having created for us The End of the Affair, Michael Collins and The Phantom of the Opera.

Terry Ackland-Snow – (W) – now terry has a credit on IMDB in 1950 when he was 7 so I’m going to ignore that and say he was working from the 60s like the other nominees. He started out as a draughtsman on films such as The Battle of Britain and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He went on to art direct Death on the Nile, Superman 2&3, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Aliens and Batman. He now trains the next generation of our trade with all the style and energy he had himself learnt over those years of experience.

The winner voted on by you, the membership is a tie between Anthony Pratt and Terry Ackland-Snow

Spotlighting Talent 2014

Spotlighting Talent 2014

Winner  - Emma Clough. With Glen Young for honourable mention.

(kindly sponsored by Boville Wrights)
To highlight the future stars of our next generation of film makers

Best Production 2013 - Captain Phillips

Best Production 2014 - Captain Phillips

Paul Kirby & Dominic Capon (Mark Scruton - Gravity centre)
(released in 2013)

Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 -Leslie Tomkins & Martin Asbury

Lifetime Achievement 2014

Leslie Tomkins & Martin Asbury

We are honoured to have such an esteemed membership.

Over the last few years we have introduced a annual awards to congratulate the wealth of talent available to current film making.

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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