An increasingly Green Festival!

Focusing on the relationship between mankind and nature, Trento Film Festival has always concerned itself with issues related to environmental, economic, social and organisational sustainability. Over the course of its history, the Festival has had a constant commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, trying to raise awareness and educate its guests, public and the whole community as regards a matter of vital importance for the future of our planet, now more than ever before.

Since the 68th edition, Trento Film Festival has been committed to obtaining the EcoEventi Trentino label, issued by the Agenzia Provinciale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente (APPA). This is an important recognition, certifying an event’s general intent and its interest in respecting the principles of sustainability, guaranteeing that concrete actions will be taken, contained in the rigorous rules drawn up by APPA. For the 71st edition, Trento Film Festival will again undertake to obtain the EcoEventi Trentino label, participating in the “Pro” category.

The Festival will strive to work towards an edition that is as “green” as possible, by adopting measures including waste sorting, use of energy-efficient lighting, use of certified ecological paper, education of young people through online meetings with families and schools, and many other initiatives.

For many years Trento Film Festival has offered schools and families an extensive programme of film screenings and educational and recreational activities.

The experience gained has resulted in an extension of these initiatives – leading today to a fully independent section entitled T4Future (Trento Film Festival For Future), dedicated to the younger generation and designed to promote sustainable development, environmental protection and active citizenship education.

The Festival has also created an educational kit on sustainability issues, with the intention of promoting the use of audiovisual materials as an educational tool, and making its heritage of film archives available to schools.
The educational kit FILM AND NATURE. Sustainable development education is intended to offer teachers starting points for promoting the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN in Agenda 2030, through the use of audiovisual works combined with tried and tested proposals for educational activities.

Furthermore, an important cooperative project has been started up with a group of ecological volunteers, the Festival’s Press Office and the Youth Press Agency. They are working together to develop a communications strategy, with the scope not just of illustrating and raising awareness of the event’s sustainability policy, but also with the intention of creating a virtuous circle of dissemination activities.