The Green Screen project, its partner Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM) kindly invite you to the sustainability staff exchange in Brussels on 6 June. Film professionals and environmental experts gather around the topic of circular economy and material management in the film industry.


Inspirational key notes and thematic presentations will broaden your view on sustainability and circularity in the film industry. Doors open at 9:00, we start at 9:30 and plan to wrap up around 16:30.

Welcome and VAF’s vision on sustainability (Erwin Provoost, CEO VAF).

The act of sustainability: Actress Sofie Hoflack will tell us more about her work, how she looks at sustainability on set/within the audio-visual sector and how she strives to introduce sustainable values in her work. 

Circular economy for dummies: Brigitte Mouligneau, head of Flanders Circular plunges us in the world of circular economy (CE).

How does reuse play a role on a film set? Can we hire, borrow, recuperate decoration, costumes, props, …?

Michael van den Eynde not only created the cooperative company Everstory for film professionals, he also started a rental service for props.

Kringverhuur is a rental service of Kringwinkel Antwerp second hand shop that focuses on events. Kathleen Werkhoven presents her project. Could this service be extended towards the film industry? 

RREUSE represents a network of second hand circuits throughout the EU. Jana Žůrková gives an overview of inspiring reuse activities that might be useable for the film sector.

In Limbo is an exchange platform in Brussels that groups several cultural organisations and facilitates the exchange of products and materials. Sophie Cornet tells us more about their approach.


Sustainable catering. Catering makes about 8 % of the average CO2 impact of a film. What we eat has an important influence on our sustainability and environmental impact.

Shak'Eat provides the catering today. They use food waste to prepare the most wonderful food. Aurélie explains us how they work.

Robinetto provides sustainable water supplies at events and festivals. Jeroen Vereecke brings a truckload of festival-related experience to the panel. Can their service be adapted for film sets?

Screen Brussels brings us an update of 2 catering projects. Pierette Baillot and Sophie Cornet tested possibilities of alternative grocery services using cargo bikes in the Brussels area and share their experience about sustainable catering.

The way we construct sets has an important impact. How do we use materials/resources? What is the importance of planning with recuperation and circular economy in mind?

Quentin Mercier represents MOD's, a modular set construction system. This method allows for the construction of stands, sets, furniture with a minimal amount of waste. The stands can be dismantled and reused again and again and again.

Julie Jacob works as a set dresser. She dreams of starting a company that recuperates props and sets, comparable to 'reserve des arts'.

Sustainable Innovation expert Benoit Ruiz made an inventory of high-tech solutions. Can innovation help us building better sets?

Artscenico is a European federation for costume and production design. They present their work and sustainable actions (to be confirmed).


Practical info

Thursday 6 June. Doors open at 9:00, start at 9:30 and end around 16:30. Lunch is provided.

Venue: Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Bischoffsheimlaan 38, 1000 Brussels (walking distance from metro Botanique and Madou).

Costs: for free!

Should you require overnight accommodation, we are happy to recommend Motel One.