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Cinematory LLC & Tarkovski Ltd / The Bigger Screen has teamed up to offset their carbon footprint.

Together, the two companies have more than 20 film events scheduled for the year 2023. These events include leading film festivals such as the Brussels Independent Film Festival, the Boston Short Film Festival, the Venice Film Week, the Manhattan Independent Film Festival, the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, The Producer's Night Los Angeles, Doc.Berlin, Super Shorts Film Festival, and many more.

Each year the two companies calculate the carbon footprint of their projects and compensates this with planting trees through

The calculation includes the duration of the events, the number of participants, the number of staff, the heated area, the air conditioned area, how the participants arrive at the event, whether the participants had overnight stays, catering, the power consumption and how much of this is green energy, printed material, use of plastics, use of recyclable material and the produced waste.

The total amount of 10,000 trees are going to be planted with the following projects: Rainforest Reliance “Ecopower Initiative Biosphere Bosawas” in Nicaragua, Eden Reforestation Projects - Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and Haiti.

Maarten Cornelis (Cinematory) on working together with " is very efficient when it comes to putting intentions into action. They've assisted us with converting our carbon footprint to offsetting it with planting trees. They work with reforestation projects all over the world making it possible to choose within these projects according to your available budget".

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In order to offset their carbon footprint of their 2023 film festival, the Ghent International Short Film Festival teamed up with Tree Plan and planted 200 trees at the Ecopower International Initiative LLC in Nicaragua.

Ghent International Short Film Festival recognizes the important role short films have in cinema, storytelling, and culture. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. The Ghent International Short Film Festival is a new annual event that aims to screen up to 100 short films.

Connecting industry and audiences, the festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and impact of short film. There will be unmissable evening screenings where audiences can watch the best new short films from upcoming talent, and opportunities to network with the industry. So whether you are a filmmaker looking to launch or develop your career, an industry professional wanting to stay ahead of the game or a film lover wanting to soak up the festival atmosphere by watching great films, the Ghent International Short Film Festival is the place to be. Next to the international selection of short films we'll also program a special 'Kids Proof' selection of innovative films that are suitable for 8-12 year olds.

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In order to offset their carbon footprint and become a ‘climate neutral film event’, the Deauville Green Awards teamed up with Tree Plan and planted 1553 trees at the Eden Reforestation Projects in Madagascar.

Deauville Green Awards is a professional festival for films dedicated to ecology and social responsibility.

The festival brings together the best of responsible audiovisual since 2012. More than 500 films from all over the world, committed to ecology and social responsibility, compete each year for the Grand Prix and the Golden Trophy in the festival's 3 competitions.

A place to discover new trends

Through the screening of the 100 finalist films of the annual competition in the presence of the teams, numerous workshops and expert round tables, the festival inspires and gives the tools to scientists and makers as well as producers, broadcasters and advertisers to speak with sincerity about the environmental and societal issues we are facing.

In the Innovation marketplace, festival-goers can meet audiovisual and sustainable development exhibitors who share innovative and eco-responsible shooting, post-production and digital solutions.

The networking event for the industry

The festival is the meeting place for the advertising, corporate communication, fiction and documentary communities that are committed to social and ecological responsibility. Between producers, advertisers and broadcasters, more than 400 professionals from these worlds meet in Deauville each year: ADEME, BBC, Canal +, FranceTV, UN, Orange, SNCF, Véolia, WWF, ZDF, etc. Tailor-made appointments, cocktails and evening meetings are organized to facilitate meetings with your prospects, service providers and future employees. Also, each year, the pitch sessions allow the curation and the birth of collaborations around committed and original film projects, pre-selected by the festival.

More information on the festival can be found here:

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