APDG would like to congratulate all winners and nominees of the 8th Annual APDG Awards.

The APDG Awards is an annual event that gathers together professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over.

The awards recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in design for works that have been broadcast, screened or performed for the first time in the Australian financial year beginning 1st July 2017 and ending 30th June 2018.

2018 APDG Awards dates

Entries open on Monday 13th of August.

Entries close on Sunday 16th September.

The Awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on Sunday 16th December, at 5.00pm sharp.

2018 Awards categories

  1. Animation Design on a short film, commercial or series
  2. Costume Design for a feature film
  3. Costume Design for a live performance
  4. Costume Design for a television production
  5. Costume Design on a web series
  6. Design for a commercial
  7. Design for an interactive or experiential game
  8. Design for a live event
  9. Design for a live performance
  10. Design for a short film or music clip
  11. Drawing, concept illustration and concept models for screen, events, interactive exhibition and live performance
  12. Excellence in live performance – Acknowledging Excellence in Design and Practice on international productions or artisan excellence on Australian or international productions
  13. Excellence in screen – Acknowledging Excellence in Design and Practice on international productions or artisan excellence on Australian or international productions
  14. Lighting Design for live performance
  15. Make-up & Hair Design for a film
  16. Make-up & Hair Design for a television production
  17. Make-up, Hair & Prosthetic Make-up Design for a live performance
  18. Production Design for a feature film
  19. Production Design for a television drama
  20. Production Design for a television production
  21. Production Design for a web series
  22. Prosthetic Make-up Design for a screen production
  23. Set Decoration for a feature film
  24. Set Decoration for television
  25. Set Design for a live performance
  26. Student and Emerging Designer for live performance – set, costume or lighting Design
  27. Student and Emerging Designer for screen – animation, costume, production or VFX Design
  28. Title Design
  29. Visual Effects Design for a screen production

Non enterable awards categories

The APDG also presents another four awards at the discretion of the Judging Committee. These awards cannot be entered.

  • Lifetime Achievement in live performance – awarded via panel
  • Lifetime Achievement in screen – awarded via panel
  • Cameron Creswell Award
  • Thelma Afford Award

2018 APDG Awards Sponsors

Principal sponsor

Docklands Studios Melbourne is a state-of-the-art, dry-hire facility for film and television production.

Find out more

Major sponsors

The APDG Awards would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

If you would like to find out more about sponsorship for future awards, please get in touch with us.

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