The European Audiovisual Observatory and the UK, which holds the Observatory Presidency for 2021, have announced an international conference to be held June 9, focused on how to accelerate environmental sustainability across the film, TV, and streaming platforms sector.
The conference, boosting sustainable film through international collaboration, takes place from 14.30 – 17.30 (Paris time)/ 1.30pm – 4.30 pm (London time). Registration is free. It will bring together industry professionals, producers, film funds, broadcasters, and streaming platforms to discuss and share ideas around how international collaboration can strengthen individual national green efforts.
The Strasbourg-based Observatory, which is part of the Council of Europe, will provide an overview of the various types of sustainable film initiatives across Europe aiming to identify the most promising areas of international co-operation. The various stakeholders will then drill down into these themes in interviews and panel discussions. The conference is open and free to access for industry professionals and press.
The international film industry has been introducing green practices for greater sustainability in film production for many years now. But what about international collaboration in these sustainability initiatives? And can individual national green efforts be strengthened by reaching out across national borders? The aim of this international conference is to promote and inspire meaningful international collaboration by identifying problems that can be addressed through international co-operation and by discussing concrete ideas about the form such cooperation could take.
The online event will be hosted by Tricia Duffy, chair of the BAFTA albert directorate, and moderated by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. Speakers will include Tim Wagendorp from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Lucia Recalde from the European Commission and Julie-Jeanne Regnault from the European Film Agencies, with more speakers to be announced in advance of the conference. The program was devised with the support of the British Film Institute.
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