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Published on: 14.09.2023

Greening the Screen funding competition launches

Banner with two green semi-circles meeting and the text 'Greening the Screen', as well as other green and grey shapes touching, representing collaboration around sustainability

Greening the Screen funds the scale-up of products, services and processes improving the environmental sustainability of the screen industry in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).

Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Green Cymru programme supports screen sector professionals and companies in Wales to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of this, Media Cymru have partnered with Ffilm Cymru Wales to present our Greening the Screen scale-up fund, managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Informed by the BFI and BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal research, projects must reduce the negative impact the sector has on the environment through these key impact areas:

  • energy and fuel
  • transport
  • circular economy and waste
  • data capture and dissemination

Louise Dixey, Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Sustainability Manager, says: “It is an exciting time to collaboratively address sustainability in the screen industry and this significant Fund supports the priorities identified in the BFI and BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal report. The film and TV production industry has an unparalleled opportunity to be the catalyst of change.”

Media Cymru R&D Producer Greg Mothersdale, who leads on environmental sustainability, said: “It is clear that the screen sector needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and material waste as a priority. We are looking for long-term solutions to the industry challenges of reaching net zero. Our Greening the Screen Fund supports the research and development of innovative solutions which address these challenges, and we are encouraging applications from any industry which could collaborate with the screen sector in order to do so.”

The Greening the Screen fund will be open for applications from 18 September to 1 November 2023, with projects starting from 1 April 2024.

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