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Industry Report: Green Industry Initiatives and Sustainability

Industry Report: Green Industry Initiatives and Sustainability

Sustainable approaches, initiatives and projects for the film industry

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At the Venice Production Bridge, experts discuss the environmental impact of immersive content

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

At the Venice Production Bridge, experts discuss the environmental impact of immersive content

VENICE 2022: The speakers highlighted the importance of rapidly implementing eco-friendly practices, including the installation of reusable panels and the reduction of travel-related emissions  

03 September 2022

At Nòt Film Fest, virtuous practices for producing while reducing environmental impact are discussed

Industry / Market - Italy

At Nòt Film Fest, virtuous practices for producing while reducing environmental impact are discussed

During the panel, the rules and opportunities offered by the Green Film mark of certification were particularly explored  

25 August 2022

At Sarajevo, experts debate the funding of social impact films

Sarajevo 2022 - CineLink Industry Days

At Sarajevo, experts debate the funding of social impact films

Four executives from the UK and US participated in an in-depth panel on this emerging strand of the industry at the CineLink Industry Days  

17 August 2022

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Industry / Market - Austria

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Notably, 5% of this new provision will be allocated as an eco-friendly bonus, based on the implementation of sustainability criteria – the first of its kind in Europe  

13 July 2022

Locarno launches brand-new Green Film Fund, WWF-backed award

Locarno 2022

Locarno launches brand-new Green Film Fund, WWF-backed award

The Swiss gathering has announced the creation of a new prize, the Pardo Verde, and commits to providing financial support for films tackling environmental issues  

01 July 2022

Tatort Dortmund – Gier und Angst scoops the Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Production

Festivals / Awards - Germany

Tatort Dortmund – Gier und Angst scoops the Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Production

Green consultant Roman Russo has picked up the €20,000 award for the TV crime series, which was produced in an eco-friendly fashion  

24 June 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

Thessaloniki 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

We present details of three intriguing projects that were pitched at the inaugural edition of the Evia Film Project, which ran from 15-19 June  

21 June 2022

On Evia, film-body reps discuss green film practices and ways to reduce productions’ environmental impact

Thessaloniki 2022

On Evia, film-body reps discuss green film practices and ways to reduce productions’ environmental impact

The talk mainly focused on two successful sustainability projects: Austria’s Evergreen Prisma and Italy’s Green Film  

20 June 2022

Australia’s Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography comes out on top at the 2022 Deauville Green Awards

Festivals / Awards - France

Australia’s Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography comes out on top at the 2022 Deauville Green Awards

French and German films also saw success at the 11th edition of the French event, which took place from 15-16 June  

20 June 2022

Orestis Andreadakis  • Director, Thessaloniki Film Festival

“Our mission is to place Evia on the film-industry map, to prove that cinema and environmental conscience can work side by side”

Orestis Andreadakis • Director, Thessaloniki Film Festival

The Greek critic and festival director spoke about the inaugural edition of the Evia Film Project, a brand-new event focused on green cinema and sustainability  

10 June 2022

At the Marché du Film, panellists discuss the Green Charter and their work on making film festivals more sustainable

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

At the Marché du Film, panellists discuss the Green Charter and their work on making film festivals more sustainable

CANNES 2022: Reducing waste, preserving nature and going paper-free are only some of the strategies being put in place to protect the environment  

21 May 2022

Wallimage: An ECOsystem at the service of the audiovisual industry

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Wallimage: An ECOsystem at the service of the audiovisual industry

The Belgian fund has implemented action aimed at reducing the environmental impact of audiovisual production  

17 May 2022

Golem launches a ground-breaking sustainability campaign

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Spain

Golem launches a ground-breaking sustainability campaign

The Spanish firm is distributing Laurent Cantet’s French film Arthur Rambo as the first step in a series of actions aimed at achieving carbon-neutral emissions in the sector  

05 May 2022

Film London launches eco-friendly pilot Grid Project

Industry / Market - UK

Film London launches eco-friendly pilot Grid Project

Announced on Thursday 24 March, the agency’s initiative promises to supply renewable energy to productions in the capital, with the effect of reducing CO2 and NO2 emissions as well as noise pollution  

28 March 2022

Evia to become an international green cinema hub

Thessaloniki 2022

Evia to become an international green cinema hub

The Thessaloniki Film Festival’s initiative is aiming to rebuild and restore the island of Evia, which was devastated by last summer’s fires  

01 March 2022

The European Film Forum surveys the efforts needed to build a climate-neutral audiovisual sector

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The European Film Forum surveys the efforts needed to build a climate-neutral audiovisual sector

BERLINALE 2022: The talk comes at a time when the measurement of carbon emissions and labels for green production are at the heart of the many private and public initiatives  

18 February 2022

The EFM tackles carbon calculators, green production and training

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The EFM tackles carbon calculators, green production and training

BERLINALE 2022: At the festival's online market, several industry events broached the issue of climate change  

16 February 2022

Vienna Shorts becomes the first Austrian film festival to go green

Shorts - Austria

Vienna Shorts becomes the first Austrian film festival to go green

Forthcoming events hosted by the gathering will carry the Austrian Eco-Label and will be licensed as “Green Events”; the certificate is valid for the next four years  

01 February 2022

TFL and the Trentino Film Commission launch the Green Film Lab

Industry / Market - Italy

TFL and the Trentino Film Commission launch the Green Film Lab

This new training programme will offer up a series of workshops on how to produce films sustainably and is aimed at producers, department heads and green managers from all over Europe  

19 January 2022

Audiovisual Producers Finland announces the first production outfits selected for the pilot phase of albert International’s eco toolkit

Industry / Market - Finland

Audiovisual Producers Finland announces the first production outfits selected for the pilot phase of albert International’s eco toolkit

The trade association aims to make it a standard measurement tool across Finland’s audiovisual industry by the summer  

19 January 2022

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

Industry / Market - Germany

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

The effort, also promoted by Netflix, aims to sensitise the industry to produce films and series in a more ecologically sustainable manner  

28 October 2021

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Germany

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

The conference brought together experienced experts and exhibitors in order to discuss energy efficiency, renewables and waste management  

05 October 2021

San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production

San Sebastián 2021 – San Sebastián Industry

San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production

Professionals are asking for direct intervention from the institutions to establish green standards within the value chain, so that the audiovisual sector can lead the environmental shift  

22 September 2021

At CineLink, industry reps discuss strategies for making international co-productions greener and sustainable - and the challenges involved

Sarajevo 2021 - CineLink Industry Days

At CineLink, industry reps discuss strategies for making international co-productions greener and sustainable - and the challenges involved

The talk, moderated by Tamara Tatishvili, brought together producers, film fund representatives and environmental consultants  

24 August 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

New Horizons 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

A specialised open hybrid lecture was held by Fabian Lindner, green consultant for several broadcasters and film funds  

20 August 2021

At Cannes, new innovations for green production in the spotlight

Cannes 2021 - Marché du Film

At Cannes, new innovations for green production in the spotlight

CANNES 2021: Green filmmaking is clearly on the rise but not all new technologies are as eco-friendly as they seems  

22 July 2021

Reducing film productions’ environmental impact is key for the future of Europe’s audiovisual sector, say experts

Industry / Market - Europe

Reducing film productions’ environmental impact is key for the future of Europe’s audiovisual sector, say experts

The “Boosting sustainable film through international collaboration” conference was co-organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  

18 June 2021

Green Production - no (false) excuses! II, Berlinale Co-Production Market

Industry Panel

Green Production - no (false) excuses! II, Berlinale Co-Production Market

BERLIN 2018: A panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market, focusing on environmentally sustainable film production  

19 February 2018

Green Production - no (false) excuses! I, Berlinale Co-Production Market

Industry Panel

Green Production - no (false) excuses! I, Berlinale Co-Production Market

BERLIN 2018: A panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market, focusing on environmentally sustainable film production  

19 February 2018

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