The British Film Designer’s Guild has announced the contenders for the Planet Positive Award 2024, supported by Sky Studios Elstree.

The winner of the award will be announced at the 13th BFDG Awards, supported by BENlabs which takes place at The Londoner Hotel on 24th February.

The seven productions being considered for the Planet Positive Award are: The Crown, Hijack, A Haunting in Venice, Good Omens, Cobra, The Continental and Sloborn. 

The Planet Positive Award recognises Art Departments that go beyond traditional boundaries of set design and strive to actively reduce their environmental footprint and foster a positive change in production.

Projects on the shortlist have innovatively used sustainable materials, considered their design philosophies to minimise waste and repurposed sets and props.

The BFDG’s judging panel for the award includes consultants from Sustainable Film and Picture Zero, BAFTA albert, BFDG Committee Members and Sky Studios Elstree executives.

Blair Barnett, Chairperson of the BFDG said: “The BFDG’s Planet Positive Award is leading the charge for conscious creation. By celebrating the work of these Art Departments, the BFDG hopes to encourage a wider embrace of environmental responsibility within the film and television community. Nominating these productions is a significant acknowledgment of their groundbreaking contributions, and will continue to inspire others to seek out innovative, sustainable solutions for their own projects”

Noel Tovey, Managing Director, Sky Studios Elstree highlighted the company’s green initiatives, stating: “Sustainability has always been a priority for us in the creation of Sky Studios Elstree, and we’re proud to have some of the most ambitious studio sustainability goals in the world. That’s why we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the BFDG Planet Positive Award. We hope that by recognising the incredible work of the nominated productions we will inspire and guide the industry towards a greener future.”

April Sotomayer, Head of Industry Sustainability, BAFTA albert said: “It is fantastic to see such brilliant submissions from ambitious Art Departments who are making critical choices to do better by people and planet. This year’s entries showed creative thinking to address not only lower carbon options in set design and construction, but on a variety of other sustainability solutions – from designing out waste, reducing or eliminating toxic materials, reuse, and giving back to local communities. The BFDG’s Planet Positive Award is a brilliant way to showcase some of the best and inspire others to normalise these practices in their own work.”

Jon Creamer

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