«Filminvest, as a member of Green Regio, the sub-group for Green Filming of Cine Regio, hereby present the groups joint statement, the Cine Regio Green manifesto:
With this statement, the supporting institutions wish to contribute to the awareness of Green Filming, enhancing sustainable and climate friendly measures in film and television production and its funding.
Many professionals working in film and TV are concerned with environment and climate friendly production. There is, on occasion, uncertainty as to whether higher costs connected with sustainable production can be included in production budgets and might be eligible for public sector funding. As a matter of fact, Green Filming does not necessarily result in higher costs. Furthermore, innovation and advanced technology allow productions to work in an increasingly resource friendly and cost effective way.
However, if additional costs do arise through environmentally friendly filming, these costs should be eligible as part of the production budget. The Green Regio members recognise approaches to sustainable production and their associated costs and confirm their eligibility for public funding.
It is our declared goal to visibly promote sustainable policies and means and make them achievable for the film and television industry and its funding agencies».