Posted on 16th May 2023

albert and BFI partner for film industry sustainability

albert and arts sustainability charity Julie's Bicycle have been awarded a grant by the BFI to deliver activity supporting climate and environmental action across BFI National Lottery projects and the wider industry

The BFI today announces funding to two industry leaders to provide a range of resources to help industry tackle the climate and ecological crisis. albert has been awarded £286,955 and Julie’s Bicycle has been awarded £299,800  of National Lottery funding over three years (2023-2026) through the new BFI National Lottery Sustainable Screen Fund to support all BFI National Lottery awardees in building environmental understanding and action on positive environmental change.

"It's great news that the BFI have put sustainability frontand-centre of their strategy and I'm incredibly proud of the TV industry having led the way in this important work through albert. We know from our research that film is often significantly more carbon intensive than TV production so it's critically important that the film industry is more central to albert’s offer and support. We've a lot of work to do to but we're excited to be working with the BFI, and its partners and awardees, to ensure this vibrant sector continues to have the right kind of impact on the planet.

— Carys Taylor, Director of albert

The funding will ensure access for BFI National Lottery awardees to a range of sustainability support, tools and resources provided by each organisation including open access carbon calculators; by albert for production across the wider screen sector including film, XR/immersive and video games and by Julie’s Bicycle for audiences, screen heritage, skills, education, innovation and industry services, and international projects. It will also enable each organisation to further define the support needed to ensure awardees can track their environmental impact, seek environmental sustainability certification where required, and upskill with relevant guidance for delivering their projects more sustainably. All new resources will be made freely-available to wider industry.

Read the full press release here.