2019 SPF Award Details

Nomination Categories:

  1. Sustainable Production Impact – this category recognizes production(s) that has had measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and/or waste diversion and contributed positively to the local community.

  2. 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.


For the Sustainable Production Impact category - productions are eligible if they were in production and/or completed sustainable production activities between July 1, 2018 and August 1, 2019.

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 USA studios), etc.

For the Sustainable Production Champion category - 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. 



Nominations for productions in the category of Sustainable Production Impact and individual recognition in the category of Sustainable Production Champion will come via an open community call process. 

Selection of all nominees will be made by the SPF committee of industry stakeholders.  If the case arises where an SPF committee member is nominated, that person will 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 committee 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.

2019 nominations are open

Applicants can file their entries by filling in the nomination formApplications are due by September 15, 2019

Committee Decision – September 2019
The Awards committee will review all nominations by end of September 2019 and the winner in each category will be invited to the SPF and Awards event. 

Awards event – November 2019
The Awards event is part of the Sustainable Production Forum and will take place in early November 2019. Stay tuned for announcements on program and event information.

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