Sustainable Screens Scotland (SSS)

The Sustainable Screens Scotland (SSS) network connects the Scottish film and television production industry, screen sector stakeholders, and academics across disciplines to promote the screen industry’s transition towards net-zero. The network aims to create a cross-disciplinary resource of expertise and know-how which will provide an evidence-based response to the screen sector’s needs, and foster research and industry synergies and collaborations. The network’s overall aim is to help to establish Scotland as a global leader in sustainable, ‘green’ production practices and screen-industry infrastructure. 

Through a series of workshops and industry facing events, the network will address longstanding challenges to make the Scottish Screen sector more sustainable. This will be supported by an online database where the screen industry can access academic expertise around sustainability on a rapid and ad hoc basis, accelerating knowledge mobilisation to meet demands of urgent sustainable change in the industry. 

The network is supported by a Royal Society of Edinburgh network grant of £19.6K and is a collaboration with BECTU Vision and Screen Scotland.

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The first workshop focussed on Portable Renewable Power for locations filming, festivals and outside events. It took place in the ARC on the 17th of November, with participation from freelancers in the film, music and events sectors, Screen Scotland, Event Scotland, the screen commissions in the central belt, and Scottish Enterprise as well as Aggreko, Zenobe, PlusZero, TCP, Nordco, Instagrid and Genista.  The workshop was in partnership with BECTU Vision (the training section of the Broadcast, Entertainment, Cinema and Theatre workers Union) and DF Concert, the largest concert operator in Scotland. 

The slides and resources from the workshop can be found here