The Brickfilmer's Guild (also known as the BFG) is a brickfilming blog and resource website created by The Four Monkeys. The website also hosts the annual Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival.
The Brickfilmers Guild was opened in early 2011 as an Elgg social network. Users could become 'friends' with each other and share their films, images and blog posts. The site intended to complement other existing brickfilming websites.
By September 2011, a prominent Administrators Blog had been added to the site, showcasing brickfilming news and events.
In December 2014, the Elgg site was replaced by a new site hosted on Weebly. The site retained its member list although members no longer had individual profiles on the site with only a link to their YouTube channels remaining. A 4 tier level system was added with users given the titles of "Apprentice", "Craftsman", "Journeyman" or "Master".
The site's main focus is now its Brickfilming Events and News Blog.
The Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival
Main article: Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival
The Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival (originally called the Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival) is a brickfilm awards ceremony that has been hosted annually on the site since 2012. Any BFG member can submit an entry to the festival as long as their film was made in the year of the festival.
Brickfilmer's Guild Podcast
Kim and Dave Smith of The Four Monkeys host The Brickfilmer's Guild Podcast, with a new instalment roughly every 1 to 2 months. Each episode of the podcast is usually an interview with a guest brickfilmer, and it has also been used to announce the results of the Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival. The podcast is shared first with Patreon supporters of The Brickfilmer's Guild and later made publicly available on YouTube, and it is sponsored by BrickWarriors.
|No.||Public release date||Guest(s) or topic||Listen|
|001||December 19, 2015||Paul Hollingsworth||Link|
|002||December 29, 2015||Kevin Ulrich||Link|
|003||January 21, 2016||James Morr and Tommy Williamson||Link|
|004||January 30, 2016||Thomas Evans||Link|
|005||March 8, 2016||Marc-André Caron||Link|
|006||April 23, 2016||The Brickfilmer's Guild 2015 Film Festival Awards Show||Link|
|007||May 7, 2016||Alex Kobbs||Link|
|008||August 6, 2016||Something's Awry Productions||Link|
|009||November 29, 2016||David Pagano and David Pickett||Link|
|010||May 2, 2017||The Brickfilmer's Guild 2016 Film Festival Awards Show||Link|
|011||May 16, 2017||Seán Willis||Link|
|012||July 15, 2017||MinilifeTV||Link|
|013||August 19, 2017||Forrest Whaley||Link|
|014||September 17, 2017||Gareth Pugh||Link|
|015||October 31, 2017||Sean Willets||Link|
|016||December 19, 2017||Zach Macias||Link|
|017||February 1, 2018||Maxime Marion||Link|
|018||February 27, 2018||Steffen Troeger||Link|
|019||July 12, 2018||Spencer Katz||Link|
|020||August 9, 2018||Michael Hickox||Link|
|021||October 21, 2018||Alex Pearson||Link|
|022||February 18, 2019||Gus Danko||Link|
|023||March 30, 2019||Christopher Gearhart||Link|
|024||April 27, 2019||Akash Jones||Link|
|025||August 19, 2019||Adam Nies||Link|
|026||September 15, 2019||Alexander Leitner and Andreas Bitzan||Link|
|027||January 3, 2020||Jared Jacobs||Link|
|028||March 23, 2020||William Osborne and Seán Willis
(crossover with The World of Brickfilms Podcast)
|029||April 21, 2020||Galen Johnson||Link|
|030||June 15, 2020||Patryk Wawer||Link|
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