A new study, commissioned by Green Screen and led by Slovak Film Commission, examines the impact of COVID 19 on environmental measures on audio-visual productions and the financial implications.
COVID-19 had a huge impact on every aspect of the economy in Europe, including the audio-visual sector. Film and TV productions ceased operations as all parts of the economy did. In many Green Screen partner regions, productions adapted very quickly to COVID-19 health and safety measures and re-started productions in the course of 2020.
As part of the study, producers and sustainability experts offered their feedback and knowledge to inform the findings of the report which was led by Worklowers' Benoit Ruiz.
Some of the findings of the study include
- During the COVID 19 crisis the overall Carbon Footprint of the audio-visual production sector decreased due to the significant reduction in air flights
- However, it disrupted other sustainability practices for safety reasons
- As the pandemic fades away, the sustainable practices prior to COVID have or will return amongst productions.
- There is a need to focus on de-carbonisation of productions, focusing on impactful measures such as connecting to GRID electricity
- And many more