€2m Interreg Europe funding across eight regions
Five-year programme to improve regional policies and reduce screen industries’ CO2 rates
A new pan-European project has been launched, which aims to help the continent’s film and TV industries cut carbon emissions and green their productions.
Led by Film London, the five-year, €2m project is majority-funded by Interreg Europe and pools the skills, experience and expertise of nine organisations from across the continent. The territories represented by Green Screen are London, Paris, Ystad, Rzeszow, Bucharest, Bratislava, Malaga and Flanders, with support coming from Greenshoot, a UK-based environmental and sustainability consultancy.
With thousands of productions made in Europe each year, the ultimate aim of the programme is to improve regional policies for the continent’s screen industries and help steer them towards more sustainable, low-carbon production. The eight regions will work alongside industry experts, political stakeholders and industry partners to drive this work forward, pool knowledge gained from existing schemes such as Green Screen (London), Ecoprod (Paris) and E-Mission (Flanders) whilst gleaning fresh insights, sharing best practice and tapping into the unique experience of each partner territory.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “This is an exciting initiative to find practical solutions to help the continent’s screen industries reduce their carbon footprint. We’ve already notched up considerable successes with our own localised carbon reduction scheme, working with the likes of Left Bank Pictures and leading ad agency adam&eveDDB. I’m proud that Film London is coordinating this project, and I’m looking forward to working with our European partners as we move towards a body of work that will produce environmental improvements at local, regional and European level.”
Green Screen will run from 2017 to 2021. The project’s partner organisations are:
Film London (UK)
Bucharest Ilfov Regional Development Agency (Romania)
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (Belgium)
Ile-de-France Film Commission (France)
Municipality of Ystad (Sweden)
Municipal Company of Initiatives of Malaga S.A. – Promlaga (Spain)
Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (Poland)
Slovak Film Commission (Slovakia)