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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 – Development Fund 2024

Climate-conscious freelancers and businesses in Wales are invited to apply for up to £50,000 to Research and Develop (R&D) ideas for sustainable solutions to the challenges of net zero and the decarbonisation of the screen sector in Wales.


We’re particularly interested in projects relating to:   

  • Shifting to renewable energy in studios, offices and postproduction houses, phasing out diesel for generators, and maximising energy efficiency on set and location.
  • Rethinking transport by mapping the challenge, eliminating diesel in vehicles, minimising travel, and shifting modes of transport to those using renewable energy.
  • A circular approach to tackling material and food waste through better monitoring to reduce waste, prioritising local suppliers and low carbon options, and the reuse of materials and production assets.
  • Information gathering and collaboration, including assessing the sustainability of assets used in production, support to green suppliers, and creating carbon budgets for production.
  • Insetting and offsetting business models.

This Fund is not suitable for: 

  • Content creation (for example short films, feature films and pilots)
  • One-off art commissions
  • Feasibility studies
  • Mobile hydrogen development
  • Commissioning business as usual activities for example, a new sustainable solution that does not have an innovative edge to the way your company usually addresses new projects
  • Applications that lack evidence that the proposed innovation is expected to lead to significant and positive economic impact
  • Applications that lack research and development or innovation.

Successful applicants will have up to 12 months to complete their R&D, supported by our consortium partner Fflim Cymru.   

What is Research and Development?

Research and Development activities are defined as creative and systematic work undertaken to address challenges and to create new or improved products, services, processes, or experiences. Find out what Research and Development means in a media context.


If you have any specific requirements that would make the application more accessible to you (such as advice, scribing or reading support) or would like to discuss this application in an alternative format (video or audio formats, audio narration, large font, plain text, or alternative language) please email or phone 02922 511 434.  

Application process 

Applications must be submitted via the online form. Please ensure you’ve read the guidance notes before applying.  

Applications open: Monday 20 May 2024, noon.
Applications close: Friday 28 June 2024, noon


Download application guidance document