The research organisation Global Footprint Network has reported that coronavirus-induced lockdowns have led to a nearly 10% reduction in humanity’s ecological footprint compared to in 2019. With much of the film and TV industry put on hold and international festival gatherings cancelled or moved online, our industry will certainly have contributed to this. But as the industry begins moving once again, how can this positive decline be carried forward?
A panel of filmmakers, producers and industry bodies discuss the effects that the film industry has on the planet, how film as art can create positive change, and explore the practicalities of reducing its carbon footprint.
Deia Schlosberg (dir. The Story of Plastic, which is part of our film programme)
Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane (The Right To Roam Films)
Anirban Dutta & Anupama Srinivasan (co-directors of Nocturnes, a 2020 MeetMarket project)
Jessica Edwards (Director of Impact & Partnerships, Doc Society)