‘Green Film Research Lab’, down emissions and lower costs on sets

With the Green Film for Cinema specification, presented in the Sala Anica in Rome, reduction of environmental impacts at no cost

Reduction of emissions with consequent economic savings and identification of greater impact in the accommodation and transport categories: this is what emerges from the Green Film Research Lab, a study on the environmental and economic impact of cinematographic, audiovisual and digital productions in Italy presented today at Anica From Rome. At the basis of the project are the specifications and the ‘Green Film’ certification, a project developed in 2016 by the Trentino Film Commission to encourage eco-sustainable productions. The presentation was attended by the president of Anica Francesco Rutelli, the councilor for Education, University and Culture of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Mirko Bisesti, the director of the Trentino Film Commission, Luca Ferrario and the expert in life cycle analysis of Point 3 Luciano Vogli.

The application of the Green Film protocol would make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 96% compared to the use of energy from fossil fuels, through the use of renewable energies. The use of water from the water mains saves 97% of emissions compared to disposable plastic bottles and the elimination of communications in paper format 88% and separate waste collection 27%.

The application of the Green Film specification on the sets is also an economic advantage because, compared to a 2% increase in costs for the use of renewable energies, water not in plastic bottles costs 45% less and separate collection 54% less. Plus, not using paper eliminates the cost of material altogether.

“The Cinema, Audiovisual and Digital industries are and will be increasingly part of the green transition – says the president Anica Francesco Rutelli – these will be decisive for proposing content in this critical historical period and at the forefront of carrying out sustainable and coherent activities with the most innovative environmental parameters”.

“In 2016, our Film Commission had an important intuition, that of starting an environmental certification process for productions that chose to shoot in Trentino – is the comment of the councilor for culture of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Mirko Bisesti – A intuition that in recent years has grown to the point of assuming an international dimension”.

“The important thing is to have managed to confirm the Green Film disciplinary criteria that allow us to reduce the environmental impact of film productions – Luciano Vogli, an expert in the analysis of the life cycle of Punto 3, tells Adnkronos – Having identified which sectors cause the greatest environmental impacts (transport, accommodation, meals and the transport of props), makes the reduction of environmental impacts also an economic saving: the first principle of reducing impacts is to consume less, and also involves lower costs Therefore, having indications on where to intervene at reduced costs is a very important aspect for film productions which allows them to reduce their impacts at no cost. definitive – concludes Vogli – we will be able to have the final confirmation”.