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How Green is my filmmaking?

How Green is the industry, really? Take this online survey and help American University and Filmmakers for Conservation find out how big the factual footprint is.
September 4, 2008

Two internationally-recognized academic centers at American University (the Center for Social Media and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking), have joined forces with Filmmakers for Conservation to write The Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking. The Code is an initiative of the Future of Public Media Project funded by the Ford Foundation, and is supported in part by the World Wildlife Fund (UK). It is a comprehensive green code for filmmakers that will be backed by scientific review and academic analysis. Larry Engel and Andrew Buchanan are its co-authors.

As a part of the research, the CSM and CEF are conducting a confidential survey to help establish a baseline of what documentary filmmakers are doing (and not doing, as the case may be) to go green. Your help would be greatly appreciated, so please take a minute to take the survey linked below. Honest and candid answers will provide the survey with the best data. Feel free to contact Larry Engel at engel@american.edu for further information on the survey and code.

To respond to the survey please visit
the site.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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