Celebrating 10 years of CineRegio Green

Latest 14 Feb 2023

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of CineRegio Green - a subgroup of CineRegio - whose aim is to raise awareness and share knowledge on sustainable film production tools, measures and policies.

Since its inception in 2013, GreenRegio Green has implemented a number of tools and initiatives including launching the Green Manifesto, which has now been signed by over 40 members. With this statement, the supporting institutions wish to contribute to the awareness of Green Filming, enhancing sustainable and climate friendly measures in film and television production and its funding.

Film London is proud to be a member of CineRegio - a network of regional film funds in Europe. The network represents over 50 regional film funds from 12 EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland and UK. To mark the anniversary, some of the CineRegio members will be showcasing their work at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival.

CineRegio and the Green Film partners will host a panel on Sunday 19th February at 11.30 am at the Conference Lounge of the Gropius Pavilion to present the results of the Green Film Research Lab. The research aims to quantify the environmental benefits in terms of reduction of climate-altering emissions associated with the application of each criterion of the Green Film rating system, and the additional economic commitment necessary to meet them.

The Nordic Film Commissions have organised “Nordic Monday” at the Nordic Embassy in Berlin - Nordische Botschaften - Felleshus - a panel on Green Film Production in the Nordics, 11.30 - 12.15 Monday the 20th.

Green practices can be integrated in the workflow of any film production – from short films and low-budget productions all the way up to Hollywood blockbusters. I am delighted to celebrate a decade of CineRegio Green this year, taking the opportunity to highlight the opportunities, challenges, and tools that have been implemented as we embrace this important learning curve towards a circular economy.

Charlotte Appelgren, General-Secretary, CineRegio