The Bigger Screen cares about the impact of organising film festivals has on our carbon footprint. Therefore we encourage our film festival partners to thoroughly examine their event organisation. To reduce the use of printed material, reduce waste and to make event locations accessible on foot, by bike and/or public transport.
Next to these efforts we've teamed up with Treeplan.org to work out custom made compensation packages to further limit the impact to a 'climate neutral' level.
To compensate its impact and depending on the size of the festival a certain number of trees are being planted with one or more of the over 14 tree cultivation projects which are supported by Tree Plan.
Based on a study using MyClimate.org, a small film festival (3 days, 50 seats) produces approximately 0,707 ton of CO2.
This includes the duration of the event, the number of participants, the number of staff, the heated area, the air conditioned area, how the participants arrive at the event, whether the participants had overnight stays, catering, the power consumption and how much of this is green energy, printed material, use of plastics, use of recyclable material and the produced waste.
One tree absorbs up to 1 ton of CO2 during its life time.
As the positive effect of a tree take a life time we decided to multiply this with 100.
100 trees for a small film festival.
All partner festivals combined planted 10,000 trees for the year 2022.
The Bigger Screen represents the following partner festivals:
Brussels Independent Film Festival
Super Shorts London Film Festival
Super Shorts New York Film Festival
Super Shorts Los Angeles Film Festival
Amsterdam Independent Film Festival
Verona International Film Festival
Bruges International Film Festival
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival
Doc.Berlin Documentary Film Festival
Doc.Boston Documentary Film Festival
Doc.London Documentary Film Festival
Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival
New Jersey Independent Film Festival