The Bigger Screen introduces 'Climate Neutral Film Events'.
The Bigger Screen cares about the impact of organising film festivals has on our carbon footprint. Therefore they encourage their film festival partners to thoroughly examine their event organisation. To reduce the use of printed material, reduce waste and to make event locations accessible on foot, by bike and/or public transport. Next to these efforts they've teamed up with Treeplan.org to work out custom made compensation packages to further limit the impact to a 'climate neutral' level. To compensate its impact and depending on the size of the festival a certain number of trees are being planted with one or more of the over 14 tree cultivation projects which are supported by Tree Plan. Based on a study using MyClimate.org, a small film festival (3 days, 50 seats) produces approximately 0,707 ton of CO2. This includes the duration of the event, the number of participants, the number of staff, the heated area, the air conditioned area, how the participants arrive at the event, whether the participants had overnight stays, catering, the power consumption and how much of this is green energy, printed material, use of plastics, use of recyclable material and the produced waste One tree absorbs up to 1 ton of CO2 during its life time. As the positive effect of a tree takes a life time they decided to multiply this with 100. 100 trees for a small film festival.
All partner festivals combined planted 10,000 trees for the year 2022. The Bigger Screen represents the following partner festivals: Brussels Independent Film Festival Boston Short Film Festival Super Shorts London Film Festival Super Shorts New York Film Festival Super Shorts Los Angeles Film Festival Amsterdam Independent Film Festival Venice Film Week Verona International Film Festival Bruges International Film Festival Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival Doc.Berlin Documentary Film Festival Doc.Boston Documentary Film Festival Doc.London Documentary Film Festival Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival Sydney World Film Festival Toronto Arthouse Film Festival New Jersey Independent Film Festival Obskuur Ghent Film Festival