Green Film Lab




Friday, 13th October, from 14.30 to 18.45
Cinema Barberini – SALA 3 – ROMA

TorinoFilmLab is an international audiovisual laboratory that supports auteurs and professionals by combining training, development, funding and networking activities. Since 2008, more than 1,000 film professionals have been trained within the TFL initiatives and over 170 films and tv series have been presented at international festivals and released. 

In 2022, TFL launched “Green Film Lab”, promote environmentally sustainable practices in film production and guides film professionals through how to apply a green protocol and get a certification. Green Film Lab proposes 3-day workshops held in different European regions, addressed to professionals active in the field of cinema and sustainability. Through a practical and project-based approach, participants learn how to apply the best practices in terms of energy-saving, transport, accommodation, catering, set decoration, waste management, recycling and communication.

On Friday, 13th October from 14.30 to 18.45 at Cinema Barberini, Green Film Lab in collaboration with MIA International Audiovisual Market offers to Italian professionals an OPEN SESSION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION (Participation is free of charge, for up to 30 people from Mia Market. Book your seat: before 6th October).


14.30 – 14.50 Eurimages actions in the field of sustainability

Antoine Prost, Eurimages

14.50 – 15.30 Policy and action plan for Green Filming in ITALY

→ by MIC – Direzione Generale Cinema e audiovisivo

→ by Cristina Priarone, IFC President, italian film commission association


Presentation of the Green Film Protocol and the Rating System created by Trentino Film Commission in 2017 

→ Linnea Merzagora, Green Film

The Green Film Protocol and the Rating System, initiated by Trentino Film Commission to support environmental sustainability in audiovisual productions, serve as instruments aimed at both advocating and providing guidance to producers for environmentally responsible practices within the audiovisual industry. Additionally, the Green Film label serves as certification for environmental sustainability in audiovisual productions, recognizing projects that have been conducted in an environmentally conscientious manner.

Followed by a Q&A

16.00 – 16.45 CASE STUDY – MADAME LUNA

Massimiliano Navarra, Dugong Films, Producer/Executive Producer.

How to deal with sustainability when you have international co-production ?

Madame Luna, directed by Daniel Espinoza, is a film produced by the Italian company Dugong Films (headquartered in Rome), Momento Film (Sweden) and Adomeit Film (Denmark). 

This project took part – in its initial development phase – in the first Green Film Lab workshop held in Trento in May 2022 after having taken part to the MIA Market in 2017.

16.45 – 17.15 Networking COFFEE BREAK  


by Louise Smith, British sustainability manager, founder and managing director of Neptune Sustainability, TFL tutor.

There are two ways to consider implementing sustainability on a production:

  1. Focus on a sustainable production guidelines or protocol and ‘earning points’.
  2. Focus on the actions that will make the biggest impact on the CO2 footprint.

So, what are you doing? Do you want to tick the boxes or have the biggest impact?

Louise’s academic background is in science and resource management. Following several years working within an interdisciplinary Environmental Consultancy producing Environmental Impact Assessments for a variety of industries, Louise established Neptune in 2006. By 2011, Neptune’s client focus shifted to the film and television industry and following two years of research into the workings of the industry, life on set, and the resulting environmental and climate impacts of production, she began work on her first studio feature in 2013 and has continued ever since.

18.00 – 18.45 LECTURE | Green Ink

→ Lucie Trémolières, French-based writer and director for all kinds of dramatic media, from stage to TV, TFL tutor.

The impact we didn’t mention: the impact of our stories. 

How to develop a “green story”? What is a green story anyway? 

Lucie Trémolières studied History at UCL in London before working in Film and TV production. She then studied Film Directing at Screen Academy Scotland and TV Series writing at the Series Mania Institute in Lille. Her short films have been screened at film festivals worldwide and she is currently developing several long-form projects. The main focus of her work is our different emotional responses to the environmental crises and how they can intersect with our lives – and therefore our stories. As a tutor, she shares her passion for green storytelling and the wider transition of the audiovisual sector at different European organisations.

TorinoFilmLab is organised by the National Museum of Cinema, with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union, Ministero della Cultura, Regione Piemonte and Città di Torino. Green Film Lab is a programme by TorinoFilmLab and Green Film, organised by the National Museum of Cinema and Trentino Film Commission, in collaboration with EAVE.