CineRegio Launches Manifesto for Sustainable Filming

Latest 19 Feb 2024

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CineRegio, a network of regional film funds in Europe, has today (Monday 19 February) launched the Manifesto for Sustainable Filming during The Berlin International Film Festival. The network is calling on members to sign the manifesto, making a commitment to contribute to the awareness of Sustainable Filming. Building on the CineRegio Green Manifesto, which has been signed by 45 members, the new manifesto will consider the social impact on the mental health and well-being of those working in the sector, as well as environment and climate friendly production.

The Manifesto highlights that sustainable filming does not necessarily result in higher costs, however if additional costs do arise – these costs should be eligible as part of the overall production budget.

We believe that environmental and social sustainability are interlinked and both need to be delivered side by side to ensure the well-being of crew and climate friendly production. Film London is proud to sign the CineRegio Manifesto for Sustainable Filming. With over 20 members already having signed up today, we hope members from across Europe will sign up to pledge their support, making a commitment to visibly promote sustainable policies and means, and make them achievable for the film and television industry and its funding agencies.

Daniela Kirchner, Chief Operating Officer of Film London

As environmental, social, and governance principles sweep across the film industry, we at CineRegio recognise the different speeds at which transformation and implementation unfold. The new CineRegio Manifesto is an important stepping-stone, and it's not the final destination. We must continue to strive for progress. From responsible waste management and energy efficiency to well-being and promoting diverse and inclusive workplaces, every step forward counts. Let’s keep the momentum going and work together for a brighter future for our industry and our planet.

Charlotte Appelgren, Secretary-General, CineRegio

Members signing the manifesto today include:

  • Basque Government’s Culture Department, Spain
  • Canary Islands Film, Spain
  • Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies, Spain
  • Ffilm Cymru Wales
  • Film & Cinema Culture Lower Austria, Austria
  • Film i Skåne, Sweden
  • Film i Väst, Sweeden
  • Film London, UK
  • Film Paris Region, France
  • Filmfonds Wien, Austria
  • IDM Film Commission Südtirol
  • Łódź Regional Film Fund, Poland
  • Krakow Film Fund, Poland
  • Mallorca Film Commission & Fund, Spain
  • MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Germany
  • MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Sardegna Film Foundation, Italy
  • Screen Brussels Fund, Belgium
  • Screen Scotland, UK
  • Tartu Film Fund, Estonia
  • Trentino Film Fund and Commission, Italy
  • Wallimage, Belgium
  • Zürcher Filmstiftung, Switzerland

To view the manifesto, visit: CineRegio Manifesto for Sustainable Filming