SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
FORUM

VAN
COU
VER

NOV
1 - 2
2019

19

WHAT IS THE SPF?

The Sustainable Production forum—SPF for short—is two days of connecting with industry professionals, learning about sustainable production practices, collaborating on solutions and finding new pathways to make a difference on set and in the motion picture industry. It's a one of a kind event that explores sustainable production solutions at all levels, and features stakeholders from around the world.

The 2019 program will feature a mix of focused workshops, panels, and notable keynote speakers to offer dynamic programming for all industry members. The climate action focused city of Vancouver serves as the backdrop for creative thinking on advancing motion picture into a sustainable future.

2019 spf presented by

THEME

TOPICS

COLLECTIVE ACTION

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

PRODUCING FOR THE PLANET

COMMUNICATING FOR THE PLANET

DIVERSITY DRIVES SUSTAINABILITY

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FORUM THEME: COLLECTIVE ACTION

Highlighting and discussing collective action will remind the industry that we need to work together to reduce our impact. Climate change affects all of us directly, now more than ever. And it will take all of us to solve it—the time to step up is now.

PROGRAM

Industry Action in a Climate Emergency

Industry leaders and representatives from municipal governments will discuss the risks and opportunities for the film industry in our current and developing climate crisis. Over 600 municipal governments across the world have declared a climate emergency, including the City of Vancouver. What are the implications for film production as these declarations develop into updated policies, plans, laws and regulations? How can film productions partner with municipalities to address, and adapt to, our changing climate?

PROGRAM

Adopting a Circular Mindset

This session will focus on producers who reduce impacts across all departments by using a circular mindset. Hear real life examples and creative solutions for how to work towards zero waste, reduced emissions, and so much more. Learn from these sustainability powerhouses about how to take the lead, see your production as a system, and reduce impacts right now.

PROGRAM

Talk and action

How do you talk about the climate emergency? What can you show on screen to model sustainable choices? Panelists will discuss the various ways we can communicate for the planet in the script and on screen.

PROGRAM

innovation, opportunity, and ingenuity

The industry has made great strides to increase and promote diversity in the last few years with the initial success of initiatives such as the Inclusion Rider. We have seen a positive shift towards a more inclusive industry, the effects of which can be felt across departments. Diversity of thought drives innovation, opportunity, and ingenuity—qualities that not only enrich storytelling but propel sustainable actions as well. Panelists will discuss the latest research and trends in this space, and push the conversation further: what more can we do?

PROGRAM

WHERE

The 2019 Sustainable Production Forum will take place in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified building at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC. The LEED building meets Canada Green Building Council’s standards for waste reduction, energy and water conservation, air quality and more.

Emily Carr University with reputable film, animation, and digital media programs, act as an inspirational backdrop for the 2019 SPF when discussing the future of the motion picture and entertainment industry and considering the champions who will pioneer sustainable initiatives in the years to come.

WHEN


DAY 1

Friday, November 1st, 2019



DAY 2

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

2018 SPEAKERS

We were honoured to welcome 44 speakers from around the world and across British Columbia to the 2018 SPF. Stay tuned for 2019 speaker and program release focused on the theme Collective Action.

HELLE BANK JORGENSEN

PRESIDENT, UN GLOBAL COMPACT
NETWORK CANADA, CEO OF
B.ACCOUNTABILITY

Jorgensen is a globally recognized expert on how to combine sustainable development and successful business. She is a Board Facilitator for the UN Global Compact Board Program, President of Global Compact Network Canada, CEO and Founder of B.Accountability and the chair of eRevalue.

CRISTINA MITTERMEIER

PHOTOGRAPHER
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Adventurer of the year and founder of SeaLegacy

PREM GILL

CEO OF
CREATIVE BC

Prem Gill is Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC, the agency designated by the Province of BC to focus on uniting, sustaining and growing BC’s dynamic and diverse creative sector.

 

SPONSORS

The Sustainable Production forum has been honoured to collaborate with past sponsors and brands that believe in a sustainable future for the motion picture industry. Join the team of sponsors who support the 2019 Forum and are leading change for the industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"What a fantastic experience! Speaking about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the action we all can take at the Sustainable Production Forum. I'm looking forward to all the SDG action from the film and advertising Industry!"

- Helle Bank Jorgensen, United Nations Global Compact Canada

"We are still basking in the glow of impressions from those two days. What a fabulous lineup of participants in your panels. Truly this conference was a highlight of the year for me."

- Barbara Ann Shoemaker, Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia

“I very much enjoyed the events. I often go to conferences and panels and I can find them tedious and not that informative. Not so at your Sustainability Forum! The panels were well programmed and I learned a great deal.”

- Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

“So encouraging to see green production progress. I am also looking forward to continue to collaborate and shared efforts with everyone.“

- Sophie Delorme, France Télévisions RSE and EcoProd

“It’s hard to express enough gratitude for the extensive work [the SPF team] constantly puts in to inspire and support the film and tv industry locally and internationally to create more positive impacts with their activities. Vancouver’s industry would simply not be the same without you."

- Meg O’Shea, Vancouver Economic Commission

“The forum and all of the events were fantastic -- congratulations! I love the conversations and connections and look forward to next year.”

- Lisa Day, 20th Century Fox

SPF AWARDS

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IMPACT

RECOGNIZES PRODUCTIONS

These awards recognize productions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, excellent performance, and commitment to the integration of sustainable production practices. They serve to celebrate and inspire those who work in motion picture and challenge the industry to strive for excellence in sustainable production.

Sustainable Production Impact recognizes production(s) that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and/or diverted waste from landfill and/or contributed positively to the local community. One award is available in this category.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION CHAMPION

RECOGNIZES INDIVIDUALS

These awards recognize productions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, excellent performance, and commitment to the integration of sustainable production practices. They serve to celebrate and inspire those who work in motion picture and challenge the industry to strive for excellence in sustainable production.

Sustainable Production Champion category recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to advance sustainable production in the motion picture industry. Up to five awards may be given in this category.

 

PARTNER

The 2019 Sustainable Production Forum is a collaboration with the Motion Picture Production Industry Association, a B.C. non-profit dedicated to cultivating a strong future for BC’s motion picture production sector. MPPIA members work together to inform, educate, develop and market new initiatives that ensure BC’s motion picture industry flourishes as part of British Columbia’s vibrant, environmentally conscious, knowledge-based economy.

Want to be involved but unsure whether sponsorship is the right fit? Get in touch with us to present partnership opportunities and help shape change within the motion picture industry.


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