Welcome to the BFI Sustainable Screen Resource Hub

Beyond Production

Who is this for?

A free resource for all organisations working in the screen sector, particularly helpful for
those involved ‘beyond production’, such as exhibitors, screen archives, education, skills,
training and research organisations, and sector support and promotion bodies.

On the hub you will find guidance, top tips and examples, as well as links to existing resources covering:

Latest Resources

Shambala festival outdoors recycling bins
Vision 2025 and Julie's Bicycle - Sustainable Materials and Waste Management
Taking Action
This toolkit is part of the on-going Towards Zero Waste Festivals initiative. It provides festival organisers with information on practical, easy to implement waste management processes, to help improve practices, and encourage re-use of materials and reduce waste, including practical checklists, templates for developing policies and guidance on specific waste management questions.
BFI Film Audience Network - Green Hour - Sustainable Procurement
Taking Action
This webinar looks at how to implement ethical, low-carbon procurement processes, and the organisational demands and benefits of responsible sourcing. Natasha Padbury (Office & Sustainability Manager, Depot Cinema) and Simon Curtis (Chair, Greater Manchester Arts Sustainability Team) share practical examples from their experiences of working with local suppliers, and provide inspiration on how to make place-based, climate-driven decisions that lead to meaningful change.
BFI Film Audience Network - Green Hour Digital Sustainability
Taking Action
This webinar looks at the environmental challenges that come with working in a digital context and what steps film exhibitors can take to reduce their digital carbon footprint. The speakers - Alice Bonnot (Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Julie’s Bicycle), Lou Hargreaves (Executive Director, Abandon Normal Devices) and James Coleman (Managing Director, Supercool) - share their insights and experiences on digital sustainability and how to implement greener online practices.

About the BFI Sustainable Screen Programme

The BFI Sustainable Screen Programme (Autumn 2023 – March 2026) supports BFI National Lottery awardees and the wider screen sector to help put the principle of environmental sustainability into practice – one of three core principles in the BFI’s Screen Culture 2033 Strategy and National Lottery Funding Strategy 2023-2033.

Julie’s Bicycle is delivering the ‘Beyond Production’ strand of the BFI’s Sustainable Screen Programme. Sign up to the Julie’s Bicycle newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming ‘Beyond Production’ events and webinars.  BAFTA albert is delivering the filmmaking production and development strand of the programme.

Banner image: Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton. Photographer: Jake Hills