Green Filmmaking

Green Filmmaking

The IFB is committed to promoting environmentally sustainable practices across all areas of filmmaking in Ireland.

Green Filmmaking 

The Irish Film Board's Green Production Toolkit can provide you with useful information and tips to create a more environmentally friendly film production, including information relating to Production, Directors, Actors, ADs & Extras, Catering & Craft Services, Transport & Utilities, Locations, Hair & Make-Up, Wardrobe & Drapes, Production Design & Art, Set Decorations, Props & Greens, Construction, Camera & Sound, Sparks & Grips, SFX, Stunts and Post Production & VFX.

The Irish Film Board's full Green Production Toolkit can be downloaded here

Some tips across all areas of production include:

  • Turn off the lights when not needed
  • Use energy efficient bulbs
  • Only heat the space you are using 
  • Use ‘A’ rated appliances and unplug when not in use
  • Compost and recycle 
  • Bring your mug and water bottle to work
  • Reduce plastic and favour less packaging
  • Shop local and buy environmentally friendly products
  • Use the bus or the train, cycle or car-share 
  • Reduce and offset your air miles 
  • Be aware that fuel emissions are the greatest contributor to Global Warming

The Irish Film Board's Sustianability Policy will be available soon for download.