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For Industry Builder and Sustainable Production Impact categories - Productions are eligible if they were in production and/or completed sustainable production activities between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Productions:  If nominated, the Studio/Production must demonstrate that they incorporated sustainable production practices on set. This may come in the form of a publicly available case study, wrap report, confirmation/completion of sustainable production tools such as the Production Environmental Action Checklist (PEACH) and Production Environmental Action Report (from those USA studios), etc.

Individuals are eligible if they work in or with the motion picture industry (e.g., crew, at an industry organization, vendor, supplier, etc.) and have been observed as demonstrating excellence in sustainable practices and acting on opportunities to implement positive change in the motion picture community and/or on production.

Projects that have been awarded a similar award by another organization are still eligible for the Sustainable Production Excellence Award. 

All nominees must comply with VIFF’s award policy.


Nominations in the categories of Industry Builder and Sustainable Production Impact will come from VIFF and SPF collaborators.

Nominations for individual recognition in the category of Sustainable Production Champion will come via an open call communicated on the SPF website and through other marketing streams. 

Selection of all nominees will be made by the SPF advisory committee made up of industry stakeholders.  If the case arises where a SPF committee member is nominated, that person will have to recuse her/himself from the judging process in the category nominated.

Outstanding applicants may be asked to submit additional documentation if needed to verify the nomination. Comprehensive entries will be evaluated in-depth by the Jury in a second-round assessment if needed. 

Selection will be based on the production or individual’s performance, sustainable practices implemented, and/or overall positive impact.

Sustainable Production Champion Call for nominations – August 2018
Applicants can file their entries by filling in the nomination form. Applications are due by August 31, 2018

Jury Decision – September 14, 2018
The Awards Jury will review all nominations by September 14, 2018 and the winner in each category will be invited to the SPF and Awards Gala. 

Award Gala – October 5, 2018
The Award Gala is part of the Sustainable Production Forum at the Vancouver International Film Festival and will take place on the evening of October 5, 2018. 

Please note, it is not guaranteed that air travel will be provided to award winners.