The British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) has announced the winners of its 2021 Production Design Awards.
The awards mark its 75th anniversary with a physical awards ceremony for the first time in two years.
Women led the way in the Production Design categories with 6 out of the 9 awards going to female production designers. In the relatively new Short Film category all of the nominated production designers were women, with the award going to Lili Lea Abraham and Flora Kakas for their film ‘Catch a Butcher’.
A new Sustainability award for 2022 sponsored by albert was announced at the ceremony by Katy Tallon albert’s industry Sustainability Manager. The award will be given for the first time next year (2023) and focus on sustainable methods of working in the Art Department.
Said Sonja Klaus, BFDG Chairperson and Production Designer: “We are thrilled to have hosted an in person awards celebration in our 75th anniversary year. Despite the challenges faced, the British Film & TV Industry has continued to deliver exceptional work and we are extremely proud of our members’ achievements.
“It is fantastic to see an increasingly high proportion of women nominated across the board, from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Guild has been striving to increase the breadth of our membership body and seeing this represented in our winners this year is truly encouraging. We are also delighted to be working with albert in developing our Sustainability Award for next year’s awards.”
The full list of winners:
- PETER LAMONT AWARD – SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT Supported by Netflix
Fran Tesei – Junior Model Maker
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – COMMERCIAL
Gucci “Aria” – PD: Jeremy Reed
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – SHORT FILM
Catch a Butcher – PD: Lili Lea Abraham AD: Flora Kakas SD: Lili Lea Abraham
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME
Sex Education : Series 3 – PD: Samantha Harley, SAD: Samantha Jay Cliff, SD: Alexandra Slade & Elizabeth Marcussen
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Supported by BEN
A Very British Scandal: The Duchess of Argyll – PD: Christina Moore, SAD: Iain White, SD: Philippa Hart
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Supported by BEN
The Nevers – PD: Gemma Jackson, SAD: Peter Russell, SD: Tina Jones
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain – PD: Suzie Davies, SAD: Caroline Barclay, SD: Charlotte Dirickx
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
The Father – PD: Peter Francis, SAD: Astrid Sieben, SD: Cathy Featherstone
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Cruella – PD: Fiona Crombie, SAD: Martin Foley, SD: Alice Felton
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
Last Night in Soho – PD: Marcus Rowland, SAD: Tim Blake, SD: Jude Farr
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – FANTASY
Dune – PD: Patrice Vermette, SAD: Tom Brown
- OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART DEPT Supported by Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
Dominic Lavery – Concept Artist, Dorrie Young – Draughtsperson
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Peter Russell – Supervising Art Director
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