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This November, the Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) will be returning to Vancouver with workshops, panels, and notable keynote speakers.
The two-day event focuses on sustainability within the motion picture and entertainment industry. It’s also a chance to connect with industry professionals, learn about sustainable production practices, and find environmentally-friendly approaches in the industry.
According to event organizers, the production of one television episode can emit more than 500 metric tons of CO2.
“Needless to say, the film industry can have significant impacts on the communities in which they film.”
Keynote speakers at this year’s event will be discussing collective action, the ongoing climate emergency, producing and communicating for the planet, and how diversity drives sustainability.
Notable attendees include Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, Glenn Gainor, president of Sony Innovation Studios, and Pete Mitchell, of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association.
The second day of the event includes a film screening of Leonardo DiCaprio and Leila Conners’ hit HBO documentary, Ice on Fire, as well as a networking social.
The fourth Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) will take place on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Tickets to the event are available online, with one-day passes starting at $45 for students and $90 for the general public. Two-day tickets can be purchased at $85 for students and $160 for the general public. Evening event tickets are also sold separately.
Tree Canada, who has partnered with this year’s SPF, will also plant at least one tree for every ticket sold in areas affected by wildfire or other environmental disasters.
Where: Emily Carr University and Centre for Digital Media – 520 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Time: 9 am to 5 pm on Friday; 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday
When: Friday, November 1 to Saturday, November 2, 2019
Admission: One-day tickets start at $45 for students and $90 for the general public, available online