The Green Screen project aims to standardise the environmental practices of the film and audiovisual industries located in Europe and improve regional policies on sustainable development in the sector. In this study, Green Screen compares the carbon footprint methodology at the European level.
A few key figures
tCO2€: the carbon footprint of a French film with a budget of 1 million euros. A typical audiovisual programme comes in at 170 tCO2e.
tCO2€: the carbon footprint of a 1 hour 45 minute French feature film with an average budget of about 6 million euros, or the equivalent of the annual emissions of 125 French people.
tCO2€: the average carbon footprint of a French animated film.
tCO2€: the average carbon footprint of a French documentary.
metric tons / year: the total carbon footprint of the London production industry, equivalent to the annual emissions of nearly 24,000 households. This does not include emissions related to international travel or employee travel, distribution, sale, and exhibition of films and programmes.
metric tons CO2: the carbon footprint, according to BAFTA, the British film organization, generated by a single hour of television produced in the UK (fiction or non-fiction).