Many elements of the physical world are moving to digital space as a result of the current health crisis. How can we use this opportunity to rethink a greener future for film production?
Creatives and experts discuss how we can use existing technologies and alternative production methods to accelerate the shift towards sustainable and environment-conscious filmmaking.
Speakers: Aaron Matthews, Head of Industry Sustainability, BAFTA; Monty Till, CUT IT
Hosted by Birgit Heidsiek, Founder of the European Center for Sustainability in the Media World
About the Speakers:
Aaron is environmental advisor to the BAFTA Albert Consortium – a group of 20 UK broadcasters and production companies creating the tools and resources to help the film and TV sectors respond to the challenge of sustainability. Having previously worked with BBC and Warner Bros. productions, Aaron continues to supports screen art projects as well as advise on industry-wide sustainability strategy.
I have been working in Film &TV for over 10 years having trained in Stage Management at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I work most often as a Location Manager on HETV Drama in South West England, having started work in Production / Assistant Director departments. Along the way, I have worked as a Stills Producer for US Vogue which involved overseeing a range of crewing, accommodation, travel and locations. I am a member of Cut It (cutit.org.uk) and we strongly feel that now is our moment to help the industry re-think and work in a greener, cleaner way by engaging with new ways of working and sharing responsibility for change. I am Co-Director of Eco Shoots Ltd (ecoshoots.co.uk) – we supply simple solutions for working more sustainably when filming on location. These include emission-free generators, hydrogen lighting masts, reusable flooring, on-set recycling systems and more.
About the Host:
Birgit Heidsiek is the Founder of the European Center for Sustainability in the Media World, which organizes international events on environmentally-friendly film production. Birgit publishes Green Film Shooting Magazine as well as its digital online platform. As the Green Cinema Consultant of the Federal Film Board in Germany, she is the author of The Green Cinema Handbook and is a two-time recipient of the German Sustainability Award.
Event in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
This Panel discussion is part of the Raindance Film Festival Industry Programme: Independent Film Beyond 2020. To access all panels purchase the UK All Access or International All Access Pass from £14.99.