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Greening the Screen

Delivering solutions to sustainability challenges within the screen industry.

What is Greening the Screen?

This project will expand on Ffilm Cymru’s current sustainability efforts as part of their overarching Green Cymru programme. Through innovation funding, the project will provide solutions to green challenges in the screen industry and support the scale-up of sustainable products, services, and processes.

The Greening the Screen Fund will create a commitment to positive change by raising environmental awareness and increasing knowledge and understanding of sustainable screen working.


Greening the Screen
Applications now open

The Greening the Screen Fund is now open.

Applicants can apply for funding grants between £75,000 and £250,000. A total of £600,000 is available.

We are looking for ideas that have potential to deliver real positive change across the sector. We are not looking for a one-off idea but long-term solutions to the industry challenges of reaching net zero.

Projects will start from 1 April 2024 and will have between 12-18 months to complete their R&D.

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 1st November 2023

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.

Who can Apply?

  • UK registered businesses, community interest companies (CIC) and not-for-profit organisations
  • Applicants must be based in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) or collaborate with at least one organisation in the CCR

Collaboration is encouraged across these sectors:

  • Media – film and television production – and the wider creative sectors
  • Academia
  • Technology
  • Energy and fuel
  • Transport
  • Circular economy services and waste management
  • Manufacturing and materials.

What can I Apply for?

Applicants can apply for funding grants between £75,000 and £250,000. A total of £600,000 of funding is available.

Projects must:

  • Focus on the media sector
  • Demonstrate significant environmental benefit to the media industry, particularly the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Carry out at least 75% of its project work in the CCR

Full eligibility criteria for applicants and projects.

How do I apply?

Read the guidance on applying for a competition on the Innovation Funding Service.

Complete the online application form, which is split into four sections:

  • Project details,
  • Application questions,
  • Finances,
  • Accessibility and inclusion.

Apply for Greening the Screen

Submit your Application via UKRI