Code of Best Practice in Sustainable Filmmaking

In 2008 FFC worked with the American University in Washington DC to develop the Code of Best Practices 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.

View Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking

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  2. Hi,

    I am looking for the “FFC Guiding Principles” as mentioned on FFC homepage. Where can I find them? Thank you,

    Kent Wagner
    Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    American University
    Washington, D.C.

  3. Hi there,

    I’m running a conference in Australia for environmental filmmakers and I’d love to have a look at the code of ethics you’ve created.

    I’d also really appreciate having a chat more generally. Maybe over skype.

    I’m interested in setting up a similar organization here.

    Many thanks,

  4. Hello,

    I am a student in Vancouver, Canada at BCIT in the Sustainable Business Leadership course. My group and I are doing research on sustainability within film industry, with a specific focus on energy use. Would it be possible to have access to your code of ethics for use in our literature review please?

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