January 18, 2022

GREEN FILM LAB: how to produce in a sustainable way

As you probably know at this point, TorinoFilmLab has a strong engagement for a greener cinema, therefore we are happy to introduce you to the newest addition of 2022: the Green Film Lab programme.

GREEN FILM LAB: how to produce in a sustainable way

Aiming at a more sustainable audiovisual industry and truly committed to changing mindset and habits, Green Film Lab conceived together with GREEN FILM - a Trentino Film Commissions project, wishes to invest in training European cinema professionals on green practices.

Green Film Lab targets European teams developing a fiction or documentary feature film - at an advanced stage of development - who are willing to make their shooting more sustainable, film production professionals eager to hone their skills on how to work on environmentally friendly sets and green managers (professionals working in the field of environmental management, even not linked to audiovisual context) interested in learning how to apply their expertise to the field of cinema.

Green Film Lab’s formula includes a number of intensive 3-day workshops that will be held multiple times throughout the year in different European countries and regions, in collaboration with various institutions; each workshop will present the same structure and content programme.

The training is based on the Green Film Rating System and its two main features: the sustainability plan and the certification process for audiovisual projects. The participants will be updated on how to apply the current best practices in terms of energy-saving, transport, accommodation, catering, set decoration, waste management & recycling and communication to produce a sustainable production plan.

The first workshop will be held in Trento from 29th April until 1st May 2022, applications to participate can be submitted until 25th March 2022 here.
During the year, Green Film Lab will propose 2 more workshops with specific call for applications that will open in the next months: the second workshop will be held on 29th-31st July 2022 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) thanks to the collaboration of Mallorca Film CommissionFundació Mallorca Turisme and Consell Insular de Mallorca; while the third one on 14th-16th October 2022 in Sitges (Spain), in collaboration with Government of CataloniaCatalan Institute for Cultural CompaniesCatalunya Film Commission and Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial.

Green Film Lab Head of Studies is the Italian producer and TFL alumnus Giovanni Pompili that will work side by side with Sophie Cornet (Belgium), who has been leading sustainability transformation projects for the cultural sector as an independent consultant since 2010, with Louise Marie Smith (UK), founder and managing director of Neptune Environmental Solutions and with Morgane Baudin (France), producer, consultant and trainer on sustainability for film & TV.

Would you like to get onboard?Green Film Lab is a programme of TorinoFilmLab and Green Film, promoted by the National Museum of Cinema and Trentino Film Commission, in collaboration with EAVE.

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