Launched at BAFTA in December 2019, the makers & shakers Awards  celebrate excellence in global production. After two successful award ceremonies, we will once again spotlight innovative and impactful contributions made by production professionals, freelancers, film commissions, government film liaison offices, studios, production services, support businesses and facilities.

We believe it is important to recognise the achievements of professionals who work tirelessly to facilitate and support the work of creatives. While traditional awards are fantastic at honouring the best creative work, they often overlook the achievements of professionals who pioneer change within the global industry. This is why the makers & shakers Awards was born: with the intention of celebrating exceptional work that is being done on the ground.

The Awards are free to enter and you can nominate yourself, your team or an organisation.

The entries for 2022 will open on the 17th of May . To qualify for an award, the work must have been completed between 1st January 2021 – 31st July 2022 .

Our jury of leading international professionals - including Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (UK), LMGI, PACT and winners from the past editions - 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

sponsored by NEOM

Production Tech Innovation of the year

Sustainability Award

The Maker Award

Shaker of the year

The Ceremony

The makers & shakers Awards 2021 took place on 8 December 2021. Held at BAFTA Piccadilly in London and presented by comedian Chloe Petts, the ceremony was kindly supported by Neom, Cinema Tech, Maui County Film Office and Ouarzazate Film Commission from Morocco.



The 2021 Winners

Here are the winners of this second edition of the makers & shakers Awards

17th May - Entries open

29th July - Entries Deadline

October - Shortlist announced

7th December - Awards Ceremony

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