The TorinoFilmLab, the laboratory of the National Museum of Cinema, and Trentino Film Commission’s Green Film project joined forces to create the Green Film Lab training program. The aim is to strengthen environmental awareness in the audiovisual industry by training European cinema professionals on green practices. The Green Film Lab will provide three-day workshops which address film industry professionals as well as to green managers. Thanks to the collaboration of various film institutions and film funds the workshops will be held in different European regions.
The participants will learn how to apply the current best practices in terms of energy saving, transport, accommodation, catering, set decoration, waste management, recycling and communication. Green Film Lab targets European film professionals who are working on a fiction or documentary feature film at an advanced stage of development. The training will help them to improve their set management by combining sustainability with financial and organizational efficiency. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to Green Film, a protocol and certification system that is based on the Green Film Rating System from the Trentino Film Commission and can be applied for audiovisual projects in all European countries, including co-productions involving filming in different countries.
In each workshop 24 participants with feature film projects that are almost ready to start filming, will be guided by a green manager tutor. Every project’s team will be matched with a green manager as well as a producer without project. The first workshop will be held in Trento, Italy, from 29th April to 1st May 2022. Applications can be submitted until 25th March 2022.
The second Green Film Lab workshop will be held on 29th-31st July 2022 in Palma de Mallorca, and the third one on 14th-16th October 2022 in Sitges, Spain, in collaboration with Government of Catalonia, Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies, Catalunya Film Commission and Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial.
Green Film Lab Head of Studies is the Italian producer Giovanni Pompili who will work with the independent consultant Sophie Cornet from Belgium, Louise Marie Smith, managing director of Neptune Environmental Solutions and French sustainability trainer Morgane Baudin.
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