Incorporating an eco-friendly policy into your work from the very start of your project is now an option, and is perfect for building team spirit around a key value: protecting our planet.
Before you kick-start your plans, here are a few key points to check off as you embark on a green production process:
Reorganize your workstation
Save your pennies while embracing an eco-friendly approach by planning ahead and reorganizing your workstation as soon as you start laying the groundwork. Eco-management companies can help you with this process.
Hire professionals with eco-production qualifications.
The Ecoprod collective in partnership with Audiens offers eco-production training for both producers and technicians.
Browse professionals with these skill-sets in the Film France Talent database.
Recycle existing locations rather than making new ones.
There are recycling centers in the Paris region where you can buy, hire, and recycle your locations, costumes, and props.
Film Paris Region is working as part of the Circul’Art 2 project to improve professionals’ awareness of this.
Keep up to date on new eco-friendly manufacturing processes and ways of reducing your carbon footprint at each stage of production.
Get involved in developing new eco-compatible materials for locations with the EcoDéco Cinéma collective, an initiative brought to you by the ADC Ciné and MAD associations.
Brush up by reading the profession-specific practical sheets developed by the Ecoprod collective.
Opt for eco-responsible energy supply systems.
Batteries and power generators consume huge amounts of energy. Remember to choose the right type of lighting based on your needs. In Paris for example, connection points are available for shoots.
Work with eco-responsible studios:
A growing number of studios are embracing CSR policies. Don’t forget to check this when you choose a studio to work with.
Cut back on polluting travel:
Opt for public transport and cycling where possible, and group shipping and transport for equipment together when you can.
The Ecoprod collective has a carbon calculator you can use to measure how much carbon you can save with a few simple tweaks here and there.
Sort and recycle waste at the end of shooting.
There are lots of companies in the Paris region that offer waste processing services specifically for the motion picture and audiovisual sectors.
In terms of post-production:
Recycle and try to work with companies that have a CSR policy.
The Paris region bonus: supporting and promoting green transitioning in productions
The Paris region supports productions with a major eco-responsible slant through the “innovation bonus” scheme.
Thanks to this initiative, projects granted the Paris region’s Support Fund are awarded an enhanced grant when they show proof of spending on innovative technologies or practices. As a ground-breaking new practice, embracing eco-production makes your project eligible for the scheme.
How to apply
Producers are required to write up an additional application to sit alongside their application for the Support Fund, including an in-depth production note on the eco-responsible commitments planned, and a detailed budget breakdown of costs with respect to implementing these practices. Once production is over, producers will need to provide a detailed report complete with figures, receipts, and supporting documentation.
Average innovation bonus awarded: €35,000
Mélanie Thomann-Fox : email@example.com
Brigitte Marques : firstname.lastname@example.org
Myriam Gast : email@example.com
12 movies have already been awarded this innovation bonus thanks to their eco-responsible practices: