Green Screen

Film London

England

Project title

Green Screen

Project Duration

2017 - 2010

Total project grant

€2,012,605

Number of partners in project

9

Lead partners

Film London (UK)

Partners

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)

Regional Development Agency Senec – Pezinok (Slovakia)

Greenshoot (UK)

EU Funding Opportunity

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg V-C: Inter-regional co-operation

Green Screen is an Interreg Europe funded partnership project working across eight EU regions to improve policies and achieve measurable success in reducing the carbon footprint of the film and TV industries.

These industries are a successful driver for growth across Europe, and an important contributor to the creative industries within the European economy. 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.

Green Screen aims to align the practices of these successful industries, standardise environmental practices and improve regional policies so that sustainable measures for producing films, TV and audiovisual content can be adopted across Europe. Through Green Screen, participating regions will improve policies to motivate and equip the current and future workforce to adopt sustainable practices and thus reduce CO2 emissions.

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.”