International Green Production Programs


Here is a list of international sustainability initiatives (regional and local) to be aware of for resources and networking, when working in different countries.

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

 BELGIUM

CANADA

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Reel Green (based at Film & Development Corp in St. John's Newfoundland)
  • Alberta - Reel Green program based in Calgary
  • National Reel Green Committee of stakeholders including funders, broadcasters, Provincial Film Commissions, suppliers, unions, practitioners, industry associations.

ESTONIA

FRANCE

FINLAND

  • EKOSETTI Guidebook to ecologically sustainable operations, written for the Finnish audiovisual industry.

GERMANY

  • The Climate Media Factory provides climate science responsive action through the creation of media formats (educational films to games) and products that reach a wide audience.
  • The Green Film Initiative aims to address and initiate the more specific realm of German sustainable filmmaking. The Green Film Initiative also helped develop the GERMAN GREEN SHOOTING BADGE (a sustainability check on the entire value chain of a film).
  • GREEN FILM TOOLS - GassmannAn online database of tools that support green filmmaking

IRELAND

ITALY

LATVIA

  • Member of  GREEN CHARTER FOR FILM FESTIVALS.

MEXICO

NORWAY

POLAND

SCOTLAND

SOUTH AFRICA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

UNITED KINGDOM:

UNITED STATES

  •  Producers Guild of America - PGA Green Initiative
  • IATSE Green Committee
  • Director’s Guild of America Eco Committee
  • Writer’s Guild of America - East
  • Broadway Green - toolkit for environmentally sustainable theatre making

UMBRELLA GROUPS:

  • GREEN SCREEN
  • GREEN SCREEN, an Interreg Europe-funded partnership project working across eight EU regions to improve policies and achieve measurable success in reducing the carbon footprint of film and TV production.
  • (Lead Partner – Film London; Partners: Belgium (Flanders Audiovisual Fund), Paris (Isle de France Film commission), Slovak (Slovak Film Commission), Bucharest (Regional Development Agency); Poland (Regional Development Agency); Sweden (Municipality of Ystad); Spain (Malaga -Municipal Company of Initiatives and Activities- Malaga);

Italy – approved Green Film as the national film certification tool (Cine Citta – may give discount to certify green film productions).

  • Good for co-productions in Europe. Discussing mandatory requirements to receive funding but for now it increases points for subsidies. Belgium has required it as mandatory. They are the first starting in March, 2021.
  • GREEN SHOOT (UK), manages Green Screen programme.
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis – to set a benchmark for your production.
  • Administers the Green Screen Stamp. Over 500 productions in the UK and 26 countries have been certified.
  • Free Green Steward training days in conjunction with Film London. Helps new Stewards get their first break in the production industry e.g. The Crown, Britannia, Quiz and numerous commercials. Green Stewards trained in the UK and many others have been instructed worldwide online.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES