The makers & shakers Awards, Celebrate Excellence in Global Production. The awards are brought to you by The Location Guide , makers  magazine and FOCUS . The awards aim to recognise and honour ground-breaking ideas and initiatives from players across the spectrum of the global creative screen industry.

The makers & shakers Awards, supported by EQUALS formerly known as FairFX, are calling for entries from the commercial, TV, feature film, animation and gaming sectors.  The awards will 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 categories cover:

Outstanding Creative Use of a Location 

Initiative to grow local industry
Film Commission initiative of the year  Sustainability Award 
Production  Tech innovation of the year  Shaker of the year

 MONEY Award


To qualify, work should have been completed between the 1st of January 2019 and the 31st of August 2020 . The entry deadline is the 11th of September . All entries are FREE and you can nominate yourself or someone you’ve worked with.

Check out our panel of well-respected judges and see what they are looking for:

Evidence of innovation and creativity 

Supporting materials to back up the entries

Details of the impact made 

Clear and concise entries 

Facts and figures if available  

Details of any challenges & how they were overcome

Entries are now closed and the judging has begun. Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 Awards.

The Finalist's and details about the awards ceremony will be announced the week commencing the 2nd November 2020. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 14th of December 2020 .

21st July Entries open

11th September Entries Deadline

Shortlist announced online in November

14th December Awards winners announced

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