Cine-Regio, a European network of 44 regional film funds from 14 countries, is highlighting the importance of its influential sub-groups in taking on some of the most important issues for the industry today. Sub-groups are an essential part of the organizations strategic approach, and are focused on finding and implementing practical responses to challenges in areas, such the environment. "In other words, they are there when talking needs to be turned into action”, emphasizes Charlotte Appelgren, CineRegio’s General-Secretary. “The great advantage of the sub-groups is that they can work quickly and effectively in a highly focused way and the information and action they create can be shared immediately across Cine-Regio’s network of 44 film funds across Europe.”
The Green-Regio sub-group has played a critical role in creating and sharing environmentally-friendly initiatives across the network. It means that Europe’s regional film funds have been able to take a leading role in the industry in green practices and policies. Green-Regio demonstrated its work at a conference in Cannes on Friday May 13, in collaboration with Green Film Shooting at the Italian Pavilion.
The conference Sustainability in Vision: Green Practices in Cinema & TV was well attended with strong interest in initiatives, including the "T-Green Film Rating System" to promote environmental sustainability in the film industry, launched by the Italian Trentino Film Fund. The ratings offer green certification and financial incentives for environmentally-friendly productions.