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Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking

In 2008 FFC worked with the American University in Washington DC to develop the Code of Best Practice in Sustainable Filmmaking. While there were already ‘green’ filmmaking guides available, few, maybe none, were developed through detailed research or submitted to peer review. Thanks to support from The Ford Foundation and WWF UK, authors Larry Engel and Andrew Buchanan, both FFC members, were able to research and write the Code and put it through the review process. The principles in the Code are the basis on which checklists and carbon trackers were developed to help filmmakers reduce their carbon emissions and their damage to the environment.

Conservationists Connecting with Filmmakers

These suggestions were compiled from the workshop “How Filmmakers and Conservationists Connect People, Nature, and Climate”, held during the North America Congress of the Society of Conservation Biology on July 17, 2012.

Conservation in the Mainstream Media

As an organization that strives to encourage conservation messaging across all media platforms, we have begun a reference library to commend positive examples of the mainstream media lending its powerful voice to promote responsible environmental stewardship. By collecting and promoting these examples, we can reinforce the success of these examples – both in their efficacy of clarifying and critiquing conservation issues and in their ability to connect with an audience demanding thoughtful and important entertainment.

4 Comments

  1. Hello,

    I am addressing you on behalf of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival. We are an annual event that shows films on the topic of nature and environment. It would be great if you could share our “Call 4 Entries” on your web-/facebooksite. You would find the information here: http://www.inff.eu/call-4-entries-3/
    If it is of interest I can provide you with more material.

    Best wishes from Innsbruck,
    Christoph

  2. Dear Mr or Mrs,

    The SunChild Festival is a project held by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), an Armenian environmental foundation based in Yerevan.
    The SunChild Festival is a film festival about green issues that aims to raise awareness among Armenian people by broadcasting environmental movies and documentaries.

    We are currently preparing the 5th edition of the Festival, from October 24th 2015 to October 31st 2015, thus we are looking for movies and documentaries to broadcast. If you are interested in participating to the SunChild Festival, you can find attached to this e-mail the call for entries and the submission form, to send back at film@sunchild.org. Please take into account that the deadline for submission is October 15th, 2015.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Best regards,

    Sévane Poulain
    Project Management Assistant
    Foundation for the Preservation of
    Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)
    sevane.poulain@gmail.com

  3. Dear Mr or Mrs,

    We have been having technical problems with our e-mail inbox lately, as we could not receive messages. So if you tried to reach us, please do it
    again, the problem is solved now. We are sorry for the bother.

    In case you did not receive the original message, here it is:

    The SunChild Festival is a project held by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), an Armenian environmental foundation based in Yerevan. The SunChild Festival is a film festival about green issues that aims to raise awareness among Armenian people by broadcasting environmental movies and documentaries.

    We are currently preparing the 5th edition of the Festival, from October 24th 2015 to October 31st 2015, thus we are looking for movies and documentaries to broadcast. If you are interested in participating to the SunChild Festival, you can find attached to this e-mail the call for entries and the submission form, to send back at film@sunchild.org.
    Please take into account that the deadline for submission is October 15th, 2015.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Best regards,

    Sévane Poulain
    Project Management Assistant
    Foundation for the Preservation of
    Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)
    sevane.poulain@gmail.com

  4. My name is Philip Khnopp, I live in Churchville, Va. I would like to contact Maya Drake (based in Charlottesville), about a possible film documentary project, about a unique landscape in Churchville that is being menaced by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project (ACP), which is slated to come dangerously close to Trinity Point Farm in Churchville.
    This landscape is the setting for a unique metaphysical temple project here called Trinity Point Project. My website is listed below. Bear in mind that this is a work in progress and that I am making efforts to bring this up to a professional quality of presentation . It is not so at this time and I have limited financial resources, AND I am continuing to work to upgrade the site. Just the same, if you view the website, the basic ideas do convey quite well.
    Bear in mind that this land is well documented to have had native activity here going back thousands of years. If you do choose to view the website, please do so on a large screen (not a smart phone sized screen),images on the small screen do not convey well.
    Because of the threat posed by ACP, I am seeking to get video documentation about this unique and historic land. I would like to have it globally recognized as a sacrosanct space. This land has the potential to become like Standing Rock, but in the East and could actually become a choke-point to help atop the Dominion Transmission Corporation, LLC, dangerous pipeline structures from being built in the State of Virginia. My email address is
    pkdeeptruith@gmail.com My cell# is 540-448-2462
    Sincerely Yours, Philip Khnopp, Augusta County resident.

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