Sustainable Production Forum


The screen-based storytelling community can shift business-as-usual practices and contribute to the global conversation about sustainability.

A big thank you to all who contributed to the 2018 SPF! Stay tuned for details for 2019 coming soon.

The 2018 SPF was presented by:

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In Partnership with


With support from

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In 2018, we expanded the Forum
to include 2 days of discussions on:

Sustainable Development Goals and Entertainment

Transforming Culture

Advertising and On-Screen Impact

Sustainable Physical Production

Motion Picture Stewardship

+ More!


FORUM Overview

The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF), an intensive two-day conference in Vancouver, BC that serves as a platform to put sustainable production in the spotlight, both in a local and international context.  

Join us for expert panelists that can speak to sustainability in the industry, and inspire action. Evolving alongside the ever-changing nature of the sustainable production movement, the Forum will continue to offer bold, dynamic programming to address the most relevant issues, debate the most provocative topics and ultimately help advance sustainability in our industry.



Connect with major Hollywood studios, BC local industry professionals, and global sustainability organizations.



expert panelists

Learn more about the necessity of green production practices and how to implement them from pre-production all the way through to distribution.

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Innovate production processes in order to reduce waste, reduce carbon footprints, and improve the communities of which they are an integral part.


“I think it’s important to be mindful that
we make a product the world can very
well do without: a luxury good. And in
manufacturing a luxury, we must hold
ourselves to a higher standard.
Not only must we make a great
product…but we also must do
as little harm as possible.”

2018 Sustainable Production Speakers Include…


Community + Leaders + Action = Cultural Transformation


As the world’s first and leading conference focused on advancing the greening of the motion picture industry, the Sustainable Production Forum aims to provide a platform to explore, exchange and drive change at all levels of the ecosystem.

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“It ain’t easy being green, but Hollywood’s
film and TV productions are moving
more and more toward eco-friendly
practices on sets that not only help the
planet, but also can save money.” -VARIETY


In 2018, the SPF was thrilled to host the inaugural year for the Sustainable Production Excellence Awards. 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 to challenge the industry to strive for excellence in sustainable production.


In 2018 SPF recognized excellence in the categories of: 

Sustainable Production Impact – This category recognizes production(s) that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and/or diverted waste from landfill and/or contributed positively to the local community.

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

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“A ground-breaking
confluence of activity
around the environmental
impact of film production.”


Debris (2015), Dir. John Bolton


SPF in vancouver

A city globally renowned for green thinking and living, Vancouver is the perfect city to lead the charge as a world-class destination for sustainable screen-based industry production.

Not only is Vancouver focused on being the greenest city in the world by 2020, it's is a year-round hub for shooting feature films and television series such as Deadpool, 50 Shades of Grey, Star Trek, Riverdale, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Arrow and The Flash


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