Program & Activities
LES ARCS INDUSTRY VILLAGE PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES
Les Arcs Industry Village dedicates some of its program to workshops, conferences, panels addressing industry issues, but also content building bridges between the film & music professionals.
Coproduction & Sustainability Workshop
On Monday December 12th, at Les Arcs Film Festival took place the “Coproduction & Sustainability” Workshop.
This workshop mixed experts (producers with specific knowledge regarding sustainable shootings, eco-managers and film funds) and producers attending les Arcs and eager to participate in the workshop. The workshop was organized in partnership with EAVE.
The workshop started with a general introduction, and short presentations on different schemes / initiatives: a presentation of Virtual Production by Joost DeVries (ApostLab, The Netherlands), a presentation of Austria's new Green Incentive by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu (Amour fou, Austria), and of Green Film by Alberto Battochi (Trentino Film Fund and Commission).
The group was divided into three workgroups each one addressing different themes:
- Financing, and how it affects the organization of the coproduction in a sustainable way
- Green shooting and sustainable post-production on an international coproduction
- Communication, a key aspect when dealing with sustainability
Part of the conclusions drawn from the workshop experience and workgroups can be found here and in the videos below.
Green Charter for Film Festivals
Les Arcs Film Festival & Les Arcs Industry Village animated a workshop with a presentation of ISO 20121 certification, and on how to implement the Green Charter for Film Festivals. Three experts were present to animate this workshop : Mathieu Delahousse (Secoya), Matthieu de Bannière (ATNA) and Ludovica Chiarini (EcoMuvi).
As event organizers and cultural actors, film festivals have a responsibility to sensitization of the audience and professionals on social issues. Climate change has become the most important challenge of our society, and it leads us to change our practices in order to lower the impact on the environment of film festivals we organize.
A Green Charter has been worked on, to set up a common basis of analysis, aiming at defining processes and methods of data collection, that will be necessary to draw strategies and define goals to achieve in the coming years. The Green Charter is seen as a first step of more general collective move within the film festival circuit.
For more information or to stay tuned on this charter, please do not hesitate to visit the website and to subscribe to the information list: greencharterforfilmfestivals.org/
In the night of December 13th to December 14th, les Arcs Film Festival gathered for a snowshoe hike and a night in a mountain hut a group of 12 people consisting in environmental activists, foresight specialists journalists, and professionals from the movie industry, to allow them to reflect together during on ideas for action in favor of a more sober and more desirable cinema. It was organized in collaboration with l’ADN and Samuel Valensi from The Shift Project.
Following the workshop, the participants decided to launch the “Collective 5%”, which refers to the Paris Agreement for climate change signed in 2015. The 176 parties that are signatories (175 countries and the European Union committed to reduce by 5% per year greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. The “Collective 5%” (also referring in a way to the 50/50 collective for parity and diversity) aims at taking into account environmental issued in the cinema industry.
The newly launched collective claim that we need to act and take responsibility as we now know:
- that all of our activities are more than 80% dependent on fossil fuels, the scarcity
- of which is predicted and whose effects on the climate are long-term.
- that the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity are underway.
- that science attributes the responsibility to human activities.
- that cinema is a human activity which must also be transformed.
- The film industry emits, in France alone, several million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
- The operation of movie theaters alone represents nearly one million tons of CO2 equivalent in France only. These emissions are almost entirely related to transport, in particular the movement of spectators to the cinemas, but also to the food and energy consumption of these places.
- During a festival, it is enough for 3% of those present to come by plane for them to be responsible for almost all of the emissions related to the transport of people for the event.
- Nearly a third of the data consumed on the Internet is attributable to our industry, while digital technology alone represents 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
We therefore wish to commit our industry to compliance with the Paris agreements and the National Low Carbon Strategy, i.e. the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 5% per year and the achievement of the carbon neutrality in 2050. It is time for the cinema, to preserve its ability to unite and make people dream, entertain and make people think, to undertake a profound change.
The collective will publish in the coming weeks a charter and has already identified three types of concrete actions:
- organize initial and ongoing training for all professionals in the sector on energy, climate and biodiversity issues. Knowing the impact of our activities will enable everyone to act consciously;
- a commitment to measure, monitor and make public its impacts, in particular its carbon impact, across the entire value chain (writing, production and filming, distribution, DVD and Blu-ray publishing, exhibition, festivals, broadcasting, etc.);
- the promotion of cinematographic works that will be able to address the issues of ecological transition both through the stories they convey on screen and through their ability to reinvent their mode of production, distribution and dissemination in the light of energy and climate issues in our time.
The collective 5% will at first be active in France but aims at expanding its activities. If you're French-speaking, you may read more and contact the collective here.
Talent Village Music Pitch
The Talent Village aims to encourage the rise of a new generation of daring and ambitious film directors, as well as guiding them in the process of creation of their first feature film. Four composers are invited, in partnership with La Sacem, to work on a score proposal for the directors' feature projects.
After weeks working closely together, this year's composers and directors had the opportunity to present the music scores they have specially created for two of the Talent Village feature films projects in Les Arcs.
TikTok tools for Film Promotion
On December 11th, Eric Garandeau presented how TikTok can help to promote films, including independent films. Joanna Solecka and Arash T. Riahi (producer) also presented the TikTok campaign for the film Eismayer by David Wagner (Austria), producer by Golden Girls Films. Eismayer was selected at Les Arcs Work In Progress in 2021, won Venice International Critics' Week Grand Prize and won the Audience Award at Les Arcs Film Festival this year.
With Eric Garandeau (TikTok Public Policy & Government Relationships) & Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Films, Austria)
Moderated by Joanna Solecka from Alphapanda
Head of Industry
Industry Village Program Manager