Evironmental Sustainability for Filmmakers

BFI NETWORK want to ensure that teams have the tools they need to understand the impact of your production on the environment, including the carbon emissions generated and the contribution to climate change.

We believe these productions should follow these core principles:

  • Seek to reduce the negative environmental impact of production wherever possible
  • Share and embed sustainable values and behaviour with cast, crew and their supply chain
  • Promote sustainable production to colleagues within production and across the wider industry

Founded in 2011 and governed by an industry consortium, albert supports everyone working in film and TV to understand your opportunities to create positive environmental change.

If you want to make greener productions but don’t know where to begin, you can take a look at Albert’s Handbook which is full of tips, advice and case studies from your peers to help you make sustainable changes to the way you work.

You can also use the carbon calculator – an online tool that works out how much each  production affects the environment. It calculates the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere as a direct result of making the programme.

All productions in receipt of BFI Short Film funding are now required to complete a carbon prediction in pre-production and a final calculation once post-production is complete. You can use the resources on albert to identify actions to reduce these before you enter production. Your final calculation needs to be submitted to us as part of your delivery materials. You can set up an account here and then login into the calculator itself.

BAFTA albert also provide free carbon literacy training to understand climate change and the actions that can be taken to create a more sustainable production. We encourage at least one person from your team to attend the training. Please check here for upcoming training dates.

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