PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS WORLDWIDE

The PDC has embarked on the ambitious task of charting every production design award in the world.

We believe that highlighting colleagues' achievements worldwide will contribute

to creating a more diverse and inclusive community. 

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ARGENTINA
ADDA Award for Best Production Design - International Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film
Presented by the Argentine Association of Art Directors, the award goes to Argentinian films competing at the International Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI).
ARGENTINA
ADDA Award for Best Production Design - Mar del Plata International Film Festival
ADDA Award, presented by the Argentine Association of Art Directors for films in competition at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
ARGENTINA
Silver Condor Award for Best Art Direction
Award presented by the Argentine Film Critics Association since 1943.
ARGENTINA
Sur Award for Best Artistic Direction
The Argentine Academy Awards are given by the Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences to honor achievement in Argentine cinema by Argentina-based filmmakers.
AUSTRALIA
AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Film and Television
The AACTA Awards recognize and celebrate Australia's highest achievements in film and television, presenting 55 awards across two ceremonies. They are the only Australian industry body to honor practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including feature film, documentary, short film, television, online, visual effects and animation.
AUSTRALIA
Australian Production Designers Guild Awards (APDG)
The APDG Awards gather professionals from the Austrailian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia induestries to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences.
AUSTRIA
Austrian Film Award for Best Production Design
The Austrian Film Award is the annual national film award of Austria, first given out in 2011. It is voted on by members of the Austrian Film Academy.
AUSTRIA
Diagonale Film Festival Award for Best Production Design
The Diagonale is conceived as a forum for the presentation and discussion of Austrian cinematic production. The production and costume design award is presented by the Austrian Design Guild VÖF.
AUSTRIA
Gloria Film Award for Best Production Designer
Presented to women in the Austrian film industry by FC Gloria, a group of female filmmakers.
AUSTRIA
The Romy Awards for Best Prouction Design in Film and TV
Given out by the newspaper Kurier in memory of the acress Romy Schneider
BANGLADESH
Bachsas Award for Best Art Direction
Bachsas (Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity) Awards are presented by the Bangladesh Cine-Journalists' Association to outstanding performers in film, television, music, dance and theatre. It was introduced in 1972 to encourage the fledgling film industry of the country. Last awarded in 2018.
BANGLADESH
National Film Award for Best Art Direction
The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony held annually in Dhaka, considered to be the most prominent film award ceremony in Bangladesh. The National Film Awards were established in 1975 by the government of Bangladesh. Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entries.
BELGIUM
Magritte Award for Best Production Design
The Magritte Awards, established to recognize excellence in Belgian cinematic achievements, are presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux.
BELGIUM
The Ensor Award for Best Production Design
The Ensor Award is an accolade presented by the Ensor Academy of Belgium to recognize cinematic achievement in the film industry and is the highest film and television honours in the Flemish speaking part of the country.
BRAZIL
ABC Award for Best Production Design
Awards given out by the Brazilian Cinematography Society at the end of ABC week, an event that brings together the film community to discuss current issues and address new work trends in Brazil and around the world.
BRAZIL
Brazilian Film Academy Award for Best Production Design
The Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro is presented by the Brazilian Film Academy, established in 2002. It is voted on by academy members.
BRAZIL
Candago Award for Best Production Design
The award is presented by the Brasilia Film Festival, Brazil's oldest film festival in Brazil founded in 1965.
BRAZIL
Guarani Award for Best Production Design
The Guarani Prize for Brazilian Cinema is an award for national cinema promoted by the Guarani Academy of Cinema through the website Papo de Cinema, taking place since 1996.
BRAZIL
Kikito Award for Best Production Design
The awards are presented by the Gramado Film Festival, an international film festival held annually in the Brazilian city of Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, since 1973. It is the biggest film festival in the country and presents awards to Brazilian and Latin films.
BURKINA-FASO
The "Étalon de Yennenga" Award for Best Set Design
The award is presented by the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, a biannual film festival with aim to contribute to the expansion and development of African cinema as means of expression, education and awareness raising.
CANADA
Leo Award for Best Production Design
The Leo Awards are the awards program for the British Columbia film and television industry. Held each May or June in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Leo Awards were founded by the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia in 1999.
CANADA
The Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
Given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the awards recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
CANADA
The DGC Awards for Best Production Design
Awards are presented by the Directors Guild of Canada annually to honor creative achievements within the Canadian film & television industry.
CHILE
The Pedro Sienna Award for Best Art Direction
The Pedro Sienna Award, the most important distinction in Chilean cinema, is awarded by the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage through the Audiovisual Council in recognition of industry peers.
CHINA
Asian Film Award for Best Production Designer
The Asian Film Awards are presented annually by the Asian Film Awards Academy to recognize the excellence of the film professionals in the film industries of Asian cinema. The awards were founded in 2007 and the ceremony is held in Hong Kong.
CHINA
Golden Elm Flower Award for Best Production Design
The award is presented by the Aollywood Film Critics Association, which includes well-known film critics and scholars in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
COLOMBIA
Macondo Award for Best Art Direction
Presented by the Colombian Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences since 2010, The Macondo Awards are given to honor achievement in Colombian cinema.
COLOMBIA
Santa Lucia Award for Best Art Direction of a Short Film
The goal of the festival is to disseminate and promote short films whose esthetic, technical and narrative quality sets them apart for greater distribution within the Colombian cultural and film sectors.
CUBA
Havana Film Festival Best Art Direction Award
The Havana Film Festival focuses on the promotion of Latin American filmmakers. It intermittently awards film artisans.
CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech Lion for Best Stage Design
The Czech Film and Television Academy presents the annual Czech Lion Awards in recognition of Czech audio-visual works of art.
DENMARK
The Bodil Henning Bahs Award for Best Production Design
The Bodil Awards are the major Danish film awards given by the Danish Film Critics Association. The awards are presented annually at a ceremony in Copenhagen. Established in 1948, it is one of the oldest film awards in Europe.
DENMARK
The Robert Award for Best Production Design
the Danish Film Awards have been an annual celebration by the Danish Film Academy, recognizing excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, not just in front of and behind the camera, but also in distribution and exhibition.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
La Silla Award for Best Art Direction
The La Silla Awards are granted annually by the Dominican Association of Film Industry Professionals (ADOCINE) in recognition of the excellence of professionals in the film industry and is widely considered the highest honor in Dominican cinema.
ECUADOR
Guayaquil International Film Festival Award for Best Art Direction
The Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil is an annual international film festival in Guayaquil, Ecuador, founded in 2015.
ECUADOR
Hummingbird Award for Best Production Design
The Colibrí (Hummingbird) Award is presented by the Ecuadorian Academy of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Arts to professionals in different technical and creative aspects.
ESTONIA
The Estonian Film and Television Awards
The EFTAs are the national film industry awards that honor achievements in Estonian cinema and television.
FINLAND
The Jussi Award for Best Production Design
The Jussi Awards are Finland's premier film industry event, recognizing annually the past year's excellence in Finnish film making
FRANCE
The César Award for Best Production Design
The award is considered the highest film honor in France, presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques since 1976.
FRANCE
The Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist
Awarded by the French Superior Technical Commission of Image and Sound to a technician for his or her collaboration in the creation of a film from the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.
GERMANY
Berlin Music Video Awards for Best Art Director
The Berlin Music Video Awards (BMVA) is an international festival that puts filmmakers and the art behind music videos in the spotlight.
GERMANY
German TV Academy Awards
The awards are presented by members of the German Television Academy.
GERMANY
German TV Award for Best Set and Costume Design
TV awards by given out by jury selected by TV channels
GERMANY
Lola Award for Best Production Design
The German Film Awards are the national film award of Germany, presented at an annual ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the German film industry.
GERMANY
Neisse Film Prize of the Saxon Minister of Arts for Best Production Design
The Neisse Film Festival is organized by the Kunstbauerkino e.v., an active cinema association. The festival stretches across the border region joining the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland, and shows current films from these three neighboring countries as well as from across eastern Europe.
GERMANY
The European Film Award for Best Production Design
The European Film Awards have been presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy to recognize excellence in European cinematic achievements. Hosting duties have alternated between Berlin, Germany and other European cities.
GERMANY
The German Advertising Film Award for Best Art Department
The German Advertising Film Award was established in June 2013 as an autonomous and independent organization. The members, producers and previous winners come from every creative corner of the marketing film environment.
GERMANY
VSK Guild Award for Best Production Design
Guild Award given out by the German guild for production and costume design.
GHANA
Ghana Movie Award for Best Production Design
Ghana Movie Awards is an annual film award to recognise excellence in the Ghanian film industry.
GHANA
Golden Movie Award for Best Production Design
Golden Movie Awards celebrates the outstanding achievement in African television, digital media and film industry. The Awards recognizes film excellence in a variety of categories with the goal of attracting international appeal to African films.
GREECE
The Hellenic Film Academy award for Best Production Design
The Hellenic Iris Awards are a set of awards given annually by the Hellenic Film Academy for excellence of cinematic achievements in Greek cinema
GUATEMALA
Icaro Award for Best Art Direction
The Icaro International Film Festival has been a key element in the creation of a Central American audiovisual movement. Its execution is through the International Network of Icaro Film Festivals with representation in each Central American country, in preparation for the main event that takes place on the full moon of November, in Guatemala.
HUNGARY
Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival Award for Best Production Design
Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival is the one and only event that combines production design with fine art and science. Named after the Oscar-winning production designer Alexandre Trauner, the awards are assessed by an international jury.
ICELAND
The Edda Awards for Best Production Design
The Edda Awards are presented by the Icelandic Film and Television Academy. The awards are the Icelandic film scene harvesting festival with the aim to encourage professionalism in the industry. Members of the Academy vote on the work and individuals that are awarded each year.
INDIA
Apsara Award for Best Art Direction
The awards are presented by the Producers Guild and voted by members. Last awarded in 2016.
INDIA
FOI Online Award for Best Production Design
FOI Online Awards is an annual online poll, researched, organised and voted by a team of film enthusiasts, honouring the artists for their artworks. The poll is held yearly in the month of January-February to judge the best of the Hindi film industry for their masterpieces in the previous year.
INDIA
Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director - South
Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, presented by the Filmfare magazine of The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry encompassing four languages, namely, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada
INDIA
Indian Television Academy Award for Best Art Direction
The Indian Television Academy Awards, also known as the ITA Awards, is an annual event organised by the Indian Television Academy to honour excellence of Indian Television.
INDIA
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Art Direction
Karnataka State Film Award for Art Direction is a state film award of the Indian state of Karnataka given during the annual Karnataka State Film Awards. The award honors Kannada language films.
INDIA
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Production Design
The Kerala Film Critics Association Awards are presented annually by the Kerala Film Critics Association to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Malayalam language film industry of India. The awards were instituted in 1977.
INDIA
Kerala State Film Award for Best Art Director
The Kerala State Film Awards are the film awards for a motion picture made in Kerala. The awards have been bestowed by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy since 1998 on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala, India.
INDIA
Nandi Award for Best Art
The Nandi Awards are the awards that recognise the excellence in Telugu cinema, Telugu theatre and Telugu television, and Lifetime achievements in Indian cinema. Presented annually by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the award is named after the big granite bull at Lepakshi — a cultural and historical symbol of the Telugu people.
INDIA
Odisha State Film Award for Best Art Director
The Odisha State Film Awards have been conferred by the Department of Culture of the Government of Odisha, India. The awards were initiated in 1968. The awards are decided by independent juries formed by the Department of Culture.
INDIA
Silver Lotus Award for Best Art Direction
The National Film Awards are the most prominent awards in India. They are administered by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.
INDIA
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Art Director
The Tamil Nadu State Film Awards are given by the state government as part of its annual Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Tamil (Kollywood) films.
INDIA
The Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Awards are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India, voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
INDIA
The International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Art Direction
The International Indian Film Academy Awards are a set of awards presented annually. The awards, instituted in 2000, are voted by fans online for the Indian film industry.
IRAN
Hafez Award for Best Scenario
Hafez Awards is an annual awards ceremony which is held honoring cinematic achievements in Iranian cinema. The awards are presented by Picture World Magazine and are the only private awards in the film industry and TV productions.
IRAN
The Crystal Simorgh for Best Set Design
The Crystal Simorgh is an award given by Fajr International Film Festival, Iran's major annual film festival, and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
ISRAEL
Israeli Television Academy Awards for Best Production Design
The Israeli Academy of Film and Television presents the awards in the creative realm of television since 2003.
ISRAEL
Ophir Award for Best Production Design
The Israeli Academy Awards are awarded for excellence in the Israeli film industry by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television since 1990.
ITALY
Italian Oscar - David di Donatello
The film awards given out each year by the Academy of Italian Cinema. They were founded in 1955 and represent Italy's top artistic honors in the film industry.
ITALY
La Chioma di Berenice Award for Best Production Design
The international Award “La Chioma di Berenice”, is presented to Italian craftsmen and artists who, through their work, contribute to the worldwide produced blockbuster films and shows. It is instituted by CNA (the National Confederation of Artisans of Italy).
ITALY
Silver Ribbon Award for Best Production Design
The Nastro d'Argento award is presented by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
KENYA
Kalasha Award for Best Production Designer
Kalasha Film & TV Awards are presented by the Kenya Film Commission. Their goal is to recognize excellence and achievement to inspire future filmmakers and encourage the expansion of the industry.
MEXICO
Ariel Award for Best Production Design
Given annually since 1946 by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the award recognizes artistic and technical excellence in the Mexican film industry.
MEXICO
Platino Awards for Best Art Direction
Organized by EGEDA and the Iberoamerican Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers, The PLATINO Ibero-American Cinema Awards have emerged as the great event for international promotion, promotion and support of Ibero-American cinema.
MEXICO
The Fénix Ibero-American Film Award for Best Art Direction
The award recognizes and celebrates the work of those who dedicate themselves to film in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This annual award, organized by Cinema23, brings together the Ibero-American film community to recognize those who contribute to the region's cinema with their creative work. The award was discontinued in 2018 due to government cuts.
NAMIBIA
Namibian Film Award for Best Production Design
Conceived by the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) and the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) in 2010, the Namibian Theatre & Film Awards celebrate, recognize and honour theatre and film practitioners, including all those who contributed towards the development of performing arts in Namibia.
NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand TV Award for Best Production Design
The New Zealand Television Awards recognizes excellence in television, and honers the special skills and unique talents of companies and individuals who create, produce, and perform in televeision in New Zealand. The Awards are open to traditional, subscription, and digital broadcast platforms.
NIGERIA
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Art Director
AMVCA is presented by MultiChoice and recognizes outstanding achievement in television and film, behind and front of the camera, with a commitment to skills and talent development on the continent.
NIGERIA
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Production Design
The AMA Awards are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. The awards are a subsidiary of the Africa Film Academy, which is geared towards research, training, propagating filmmaking in Africa.
NIGERIA
BON Award for Best Production Design
The Best of Nollywood Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine honoring outstanding achievement in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
POLAND
Camerimage Award to Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE is the most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators. The festival gives an to a distinguished production designer for his/her lifetime work.
PORTUGAL
Sophia Awards for Best Production Design
The Sophia Awards are the national film awards of Portugal, presented by the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema and named after the Portuguese poet and writer Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. These annual awards were first presented in 2013.
SIERRA LEONE
National Film Award for Achievement in Production Design
The National Film Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture and Art to recognize Sierra Leone filmmakers who have contributed to the Sierra Leone and African cinema worldwide.
SOUTH AFRICA
South African Film and Television Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction
The SAFTAs are presented annually by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. The Awards honor, celebrate, and promote the creativity, quality, and excellence of South African Film and Television talent and productions, and serve to encourage entrepreneurship and dvelopment of new talent within the industry.
SPAIN
Gaudí Award for Best Artistic Direction
The Catalan Film Academy organizes and awards annual awards to disseminate and promote the best films, artists and technicians from the Catalan film industry.
SPAIN
Iris Award for Best Art Director
The Iris Awards are given by the Spanish Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the purpose of distinguishing and awarding the most outstanding professionals and programs of the television medium.
SPAIN
Lorca Award for Best Art Design
Presented by the Festival de Cine de Granada.
SPAIN
The Goya Award for Best Artistic Direction
Goya Awards, presented by the Spain Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences since 1987, are Spain's main national annual film awards.
THE NETHERLANDS
Golden Calf for Best Production Design
The Golden Calves, the most prestigious accolades within the Dutch audiovisual sector, is awarded by the Netherlands Film Festival, which is held annually in Utrecht.
UGANDA
Uganda Film Festival Award for best Costume/Production Design
The UFF Awards are presented annually to regonize and develop the film industry in Uganda.
UNITED KINGDOM
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
The British Academy Film Awards or BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to honour the best British and international contributions to film.
UNITED KINGDOM
British Film Designers Guild Awards
An annual event to celebrate and congratulate guild members and the wealth of talent within the British Art Department.
UNITED KINGDOM
Royal Television Society Best Production Design Award
The RTS Craft & Design Awards recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects.
UNITED KINGDOM
UK Music Video Awards for Best Production Design
The UK Music Video Awards is an annual celebration of creativity, technical excellence and innovation in music video and moving image for music. The awards began in 2008.
UNITED KINGDOM
Underwire Film Festival Production Design Award
Underwire is the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts.
UNITED STATES
Academy Award for Best Production Design
The Academy Awards are awarded for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements, as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
UNITED STATES
Critics Choice Awards Best Production Design
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.
UNITED STATES
Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design
The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media.
UNITED STATES
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
The MTV Video Music Awards is an award show presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.
UNITED STATES
Saturn Award for Best Production Design
Annual awards given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor achievements in the particular genres.
UNITED STATES
THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD EXCELLENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS
The ADG Awards are presented annually by the Art Directors Guild to recognize excellence in production design and art direction in the film and television industries. The awards exist since 1996 and take place in April.
UNITED STATES
The ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards
The ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards are presented annually by the Art Directors Guild to recognize excellence in production design and art direction in the film and television industries.
UNITED STATES
The AICP Show Award for Best Production Design
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers honors the Art & Technique of the Commercial, recognizing all moving parts of commercial-making. The show is judged by over 400 advertising and production professionals. Work produced or aired from anywhere in the world is eligible for the Show Awards.
URUGUAY
ACCU Award for Best Art Direction
Award presented Uruguay Film Critics Association to honored the best films released in Uruguay.
VENEZUELA
ACACV Award for Best Art Direction
Best Art Direction Award. Presented by the Venezuelan Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.