The future of sustainable film production in the Netherlands

The future of sustainable film production in the Netherlands

A student film production set up at Hogeschool Utrecht, on March 23, 2023.

Along with the climate change movement, sustainable film production has grown in global popularity as filmmakers and producers begin to limit energy usage, transportation and waste on film sets. According to the document “Sustainability an eco-friendly movement in movie production,” the movie industry is reported as one of the most significant contributors to the global carbon footprint. The document continues stating that a film with a budget estimated over $70 million can produce nearly three thousand tons of CO2, which is equivalent to 11 trips around the moon.

The audio report explains the concept of sustainable production in the film industry. Jonathan Mess, the Research Manager and Communications Projects leader at the Netherlands Film Fund breaks down the future of sustainable filmmaking in the Netherlands, expressing that the first and most important aspect of future sustainability practices is awareness.

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