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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Sustainability

At IFFR, we embrace our responsibility to address the pressing climate and ecological emergencies, recognising the urgent need to reduce our ecological footprint and transition into a more sustainable festival. We aim to lead by example, drive positive change and establish ourselves as a frontrunner in the film festival landscape. To achieve this, we are committed to better defining our footprint and setting comprehensive sustainability targets that go beyond just CO2 emissions.

Our vision encompasses not only minimising environmental impact but also influencing behavioural change during the festival. By fostering awareness about environmental issues and sharing our knowledge, we want to inspire our audiences and industry partners to adopt more sustainable practices and join us in our collective efforts towards a more environmentally conscious future. 

We believe that tackling the greatest challenges demands a collaborative, sector-wide approach, and we are dedicated to engaging with all stakeholders to work towards our shared goal. In line with our commitment to sustainability, we are eager to collaborate with local and regional partners for production and expertise on implementing eco-friendly practices. By doing so, we can further reduce our ecological impact and contribute to the development of a greener, more sustainable festival experience.

Achievements 

Ambitions & timeline 

We hold ambitious aspirations for sustainability and are currently focussed on prioritising goals within the realms of travel and transport (encompassing our vehicle operations and the transportation of materials and individuals) as well as materials and waste. We have chosen these areas as our top priorities as we firmly believe they’re where we can make the most significant impact and effectively implement transformative changes. Our commitment to sustainability is embodied in the objectives that can be seen below for the period spanning from 2024 to 2027.

By the next edition (2024), we want to: 

By 2025, we want to: 

By 2026, we want to:

By 2027, we want to: