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Rating system and certification
for a sustainable film production.


A tool designed to promote environmental sustainability for audiovisual productions and to guide producers in working in an environmentally sustainable manner.

A label that certifies environmental sustainability for audiovisual productions conferred for projects conducted in an environmentally respectful manner.

How does it work


Download and read the GREEN FILM Rating System and discover how to protect the environment while producing your film.


Complete the checklist you will find in the Rating System, indicating which environmental sustainability criteria you wish to comply with.


During the shooting, undertake to comply with the criteria you committed to. An independent verifying body will check that you have complied with the criteria.


At the end of the project, if the evaluation is positive, you will receive the GREEN FILM certification for your film.

Who is involved


Production companies that choose to use GREEN FILM to make their projects more environmentally sustainable.


A film commission or a film fund that has adopted GREEN FILM as a system to encourage the producers with whom it cooperates to adopt environmentally sustainable work practices.

Verifying Bodies

Companies operating in the field of environmental certification, or public entities with experience in environmental issues, qualified to verify compliance with the sustainability criteria towards obtaining GREEN FILM certification.

Evaluation Criteria

Planning sustainability

Plan beforehand in order to reduce environmental impact to a minimum and to optimise transportation and therefore reduce its environmental and economic impact.
Prerequisites details

Energy saving

Ensure an efficient reduction of environmental impact, limiting as much as possible polluting emissions and wastage of energy resources, rationalise use of resources favouring economic savings.
Criterion details

Transport and accommodation

Reduce polluting emissions and fuel consumption costs deriving from motorised transport, through a rational organisation of movements.
Criterion details


Guarantee healthy and good quality nutrition, that respects the environment by reducing the production of waste and CO2 from catering operations.
Criterion details

Material selection

Encourage use of materials that respect the environment and avoid wasting materials by efficient reuse solutions.
Criterion details

Waste management

Correct management and recycling of waste thereby reducing the production’s impact on the environment.
Criterion details


Communication of good practices linked to sustainability, development public’s awareness regarding sustainability.
Criterion details

Why adopt it

It fosters the green approach

A simple and proven instrument

Many regions, one single system

Certified films

The most recent films that have been certified.

L'acqua fresca

L'acqua fresca

Produced by Partner Media Investment, Lime Film
Spot Treedom

Spot Treedom

Produced by Utopia Milano
Never too late

Never too late

Produced by Propaganda Italia srl, Rai Fiction

GREEN FILM Research Lab is a research project aiming at collecting, analysing and sharing data about environmentally sustainable audiovisual productions. The main objectives of the project are:

Assess the environmental, economic and cultural impact of sustainable film productions.

Map the innovative technologies that can be used in audiovisual productions in order to reduce their impact on the environment.

Analyse the real or perceived factors that currently favour or stand in the way of implementing sustainable practices.

Agenda 2030

Green Film’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Bodies promoting and supporting Green Film & Partners of Green Film Research Lab

Would you like to know more?

Contact us by writing to info@green.film

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