Festival and eco-responsibility
Les Arcs Film Festival: a green event
A festival is a wonderful moment of human encounter that participates in the richness of exchanges. Unfortunately, it is also a source of pollution, particularly because of the inevitable transportation to our beautiful mountains. We cannot and will not be perfect and we do not want to give ecological lessons to anyone. But this festival can also be a wonderful opportunity to think, invent, collaborate and raise awareness around the topics of eco-responsibility.
Les Arcs Film Festival is, for a week, a highlight for the entire European film industry. We want to take this opportunity to reflect, raise awareness, anticipate the future, find ideas and solutions together on the broad themes of ecology and eco-responsibility. We will therefore place this subject at the heart of our professional events to raise awareness throughout the sector and contribute to its transformation through ideas for collective action:
- The Industry Village gathers more than 570 professionals of the sector. It’s a one time chance to raise awereness/exchange/stimulate.
- Hackathon, initiative laboratory, roundtables and workshops: the Summit is a hub for good ideas and good practices!
We also believe that cinema can have a powerful impact in terms of awareness. This subject will therefore be at the heart of our programme toward the public audience. Our courses of action to initiate change with the general public:
- Programming in the different sections of ‘eco-responsible’ labelized films thanks to their theme or their production process
- Presentation of a ‘cinema and environmental commitment’ award to a personality from the world of cinema who has worked this year to ‘move the lines’
- Organisation of a debate for the general public between personalities commited to these issues and an iconic director
What about us, what do we do every day about ecology?
- commitment to an environmental charter
- labelled suppliers
- use of 'green' energy
- bicycle courier
- waste sorting and recycling
- preference for the least polluting transport
- rationalization on our publications to avoid waste
- carbon offsetting