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Congratulations to AACTA Awards winners

Huge congratulations to all our APDG members who received AACTA Awards yesterday. Wendy Cork APDG for Best Costume Design for Feature Film Ladies in Black   Roger Ford APDG and Lisa Thompson for Best Production Design for Feature Film Peter Rabbit   Jo Ford for Best Production Design in Television Picnic at Hanging Rock Edie […]

2018 APDG Awards Nominee Announcement

The APDG President, George Liddle APDG, Vice-President Fiona Donovan APDG,  State Committees, Awards Committee and judges are delighted to release the nominees for the 2018 APDG Awards. The announcement took place at the facilities of one of our valued sponsors, Yeo Creative Solutions, on Thursday 15 November. With the addition of six new categories, the […]

APDG announces Fenella Kernebone as the 8th Annual 2018 APDG Awards

The Australian Production Design Guild is delighted to announce Fenella Kernebone will host the 8th Annual 2018 APDG Awards at the stunning Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst on Sunday 16th December. President George Liddle APDG says ‘In 2018 we have introduced 6 new categories and once again we received the highest number of outstanding entries to date, […]

AFTRS launches LUMINA Podcast about technology and storytelling

AFTRS launches Lumina, a podcast series about how tech innovations challenge and shape the way we share stories. The host is TedxSydney’s Head of Curation, Fenella Kernebone, a former presenter at ABC RN and triple j. In the eight-part series, Fenella speaks to a carefully curated brainstrust of storytellers about why technological developments in the […]

Gold Coast Film Festival – Call for Entries!

Have you put blood, sweat, tears and money into a feature film, short or web series? Submissions are now open for the 2019 Gold Coast Film Festival and SIPFest with $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for filmmakers! The Gold Coast Film Festival is an AACTA-Award qualifying film festival for features, bringing diverse Australian and […]

Honey, I hid the kids! WIFT NSW

The Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Survey report Honey, I Hid the Kids!: Experiences of parents and carers in the Australian Screen Industry, has been released. The survey was coordinated by WIFT NSW to explore the experience and needs of parents and carers working in the Australian screen industry. The online survey was constructed by […]

Ladies in Black screening report

The APDG in partnership with AIT and ADG screened Ladies in Black at a special viewing last Saturday afternoon at Event Cinemas in Sydney. Bruce Beresford, Australian directorial legend, Production Designer Felicity Abbott and Costume Designer Wendy Cork shared their experiences in making the film with a large enthusiastic audience at the screening. Congratulations to […]

Congratulations to APDG member Deborah Riley

  Production Designer Deborah Riley recently received a British Academy Television Craft Award for her work on ‘Game of Thrones’. Congratulations, Deb! Together with Set Decorator Robert Cameron, she discusses her design process on the hugely successful and ambitious series on this BAFTA GURU video.

Thelma Afford Award: An interview with Charlotte Lane

APDG member, Charlotte Lane, outlines her experiences since winning the Thelma Afford Award in 2016. We extend our thanks to Perpetual Trustees for their generous contribution. Charlotte writes: The Thelma Afford Award has given me a wonderful opportunity to develop my craft as a designer. After receiving this award, I spent time undertaking short courses […]

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