Supporting Green Filmmaking: How to Ask for (Much) More

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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SW1Y 4LR

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The sustainability of our industry is not good enough. We have to ask bigger questions, more difficult questions - and demand better answers

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The industry is just not good enough. The sad truth is that we must go beyond reusable cups and electric vans and commit to making our industry sustainable. We have to ask bigger questions, more difficult questions - and demand better answers.

The BFI Research and Statistics Unit estimate the annual carbon footprint for UK film production at 149,760 tonnes. A tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent is approximately equal to 2160 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.

Our panel includes filmmakers offering insight to bringing an environmental story to commissioners and audiences. Wildscreen Film Festival discussing what cinemagoers want, and what they react to. And Aaron Matthews – Head of Industry Sustainability at BAFTA discusses how we frame this conversation to industry decision makers in a way that can impact change.

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Screening: Sunday 22nd September 14:30 | Sunday 22nd September 15:30

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Aaron Matthews - Head of Industry Sustainability at BAFTA

Aaron is an environmental consultant with eight years’ experience supporting the screen industries. He manages BAFTA’s environmental project and is both knowledgeable about ways to reduce the industry’s impact and passionate about acting on the screen industry’s opportunity for creative climate cultural leadership.

Tom Burke - Director of Losing Alaska

Tom is a filmmaker working primarily in the documentary form. He often assumes a shooting director role, and regularly edits his own films. In 2017, he established Broadstone Films in order to pursue his feature documentary and fiction project ambitions. In 2018, his feature documentary ‘Losing Alaska’ premiered at the IDFA documentary festival in Amsterdam and is currently touring festivals worldwide, including Raindance.

Molly Gibney - Festival Co-ordinator at Wildscreen Festival

Molly joined Wildscreen in 2016 as Festival Assistant - the biggest global gathering of creative conservationists. In 2018, she developed and implemented a strong environmental policy , making it (to our knowledge) the first industry event of its kind to be plant-based, single-use plastic and unsustainable palm oil-free. Now as Wildscreen Co-ordinator, Molly programmes and delivers a variety of year-round industry and public events and is always on hand to help with anything Wildscreen-related! Molly strongly believes in Wildscreen’s ability to advance environmental storytelling to engage large audiences and ultimately generate change.

Alfie Knight - Activist & Founder of Extinction Rebellion's Film Strike for Climate

Alfie is the Coordinator of the XRfilmmakers Community and the creator of the #FilmStrikeforClimate campaign. Runner turned activist focusing on inviting and mobilising the entire film and television industry to climate and ecological action.

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19 Lower Regent Street

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United Kingdom

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