MI3 : Media Industries, Infrastructures and Institutions

Greening Media Industries

Sustainability in the Media Industries

The environmental footprint of the film and television industry is massive. Producing and distributing media content consumes a vast amount of energy, creates an enormous volume of waste and emits a large quantity of CO2.

This series of (online) events explores the ecological impact of the media industries. It addresses video streaming, offers an eco-critical analysis of Hollywood cinema, discusses how film festivals can become more sustainable, focuses on green screenwriting and scrutinizes the industry’s green rhetoric.

#Sustainable Screenwriting (5 June 2023, 11.00am CEST)

# Network meeting with Dutch film producers and stakeholders in the film and television industry (27 June 2022)

# Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: the Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies (28 January 2022)

# On Greening Film Festivals (13 January 2022)

# Environmental Impact of Video Streaming Services (19 May 2021)

Green Film Production

Film funding agencies  have recently started to address the environmental impact of film production. They started implementing sustainability measures, offer guidelines and tool kits and offer green seals to help the industry work more ecology-friendly. This series of (online) presentations explores how sustainable film making is stimulated in different countries.

# Environmental Governance for Sustainable Filmmaking
(20 January 2021)

# Green Film Production in Flanders (2 December 2020)

# Green Film Production in Germany (7 October 2020)

# Dutch Film Production (19 June 2020)

In cooperation with the Sustainable Media workgroup of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS).