The makers & shakers Awards are open for entries. The awards are brought to you by The Location Guide , makers magazine and FOCUS . The awards want to recognise and honour ground-breaking ideas and initiatives from players across the spectrum of the global creative screen industry.

All entries are FREE and you can nominate yourself or someone you’ve worked with. Professionals from across the world’s advertising, TV, film, animation, and gaming sectors are encouraged to enter.

Submit your entry online by the 23rd of July . Go to Categories to view the categories and read the criteria. Click Submit Entry to register and read the entry questions.

Check out the first-ever makers & shakers Awards winners which were revealed during a virtual ceremony on December 14th 2020. Winners are also featured in the makers magazine June edition.



The makers & shakers Awards celebrate excellence in global production and were launched at BAFTA in December 2019. The second annual awards will once again place a spotlight on innovative and impactful contributions made by production professionals, freelancers, film commissions, government film liaison offices, studios, production services, facilities, and support businesses.

The deadline for the 2021 submissions is the 23rd of July . To qualify for an award, the work must have been completed between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021 .

Our jury of leading international professionals including Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (UK), LMGI, PACT and last years winners are ready to judge entries across six categories:


Film Commission Initiative of the year

Initiative to Grow local Industry

Outstanding Creative Use of a Location

Production Tech Innovation of the year

Sustainability Award

Shaker of the year

9th June - Entries open

23rd July - Entries Deadline

October - Shortlist announced

9th December - Awards Ceremony

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