Zuzana Bieliková, from the Slovak Film Commission, tells Smart Regions that Europe must change the way it thinks about filmmaking.
To reduce the carbon footprint of Europe's audiovisual industry, film crews must go that extra mile before, during and after filming.
But changing the way we think about filmmaking is just as important, as Zuzana Bieliková, a film commissioner from the Slovak Film Commission told Smart Regions.
"It's much easier to change the mindset of filmmakers than the policymakers. It's a long-run process and it doesn't happen in one day, but throughout the duration of the project, we managed to change the mindset of both filmmakers and policymakers."
"Eureca is a tool that helps measure the carbon footprint of each film production. It's a tool that is also available at no cost. Also, the Audiovisual fund, Slovak Film Commission offers some kind of financial bonus, but it's a pretty new one for the filmmakers that decide to shoot, according to the guidelines: it’s €5,000."
"The UK is a way ahead, and Belgium is quite ahead. France has other tools that also were in place before Green Screen. So these are the countries that already work this way and they find it more natural. So this was also the meaning of the partnership. The stronger partner can help the partner that doesn't have that much experience in this field."