Sustainability on Set

Making our grant-winning productions eco-friendly

We're thrilled to partner with Good Planet Innovation to help make our grant-winning productions as green and eco-friendly as possible.

 

Good Planet Partnership

Reducing Waste and Supporting the Community

Providing consultation and hands-on support from pre-production to post, Good Planet finds sustainable solutions for every department from the art team to catering and transportation. Besides robust programs during productions, Good Planet will manage and coordinate donations of everything from sets to wardrobe and leftover catered food, keeping nearly all of it out of landfills, often making a production “zero-waste” while supporting the local community. Special thanks to S’wellfor helping us source reusable water bottles!

Diversity and Inclusion

The film industry has never been a very representative place. While strides have been made to include underrepresented and marginalized groups both in front of and behind the camera, we still have a long way to go. According to a recent study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, only 36.3 percent of characters appearing in the top films of 2018 came from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. This is an increase over the last ten years, but many films still feature no underrepresented speaking characters at all. The same study showed that almost no progress has been made for female characters with speaking roles over the last ten years. The SHIFT Creative Fund is committed to supporting as diverse a group of filmmakers as possible to improve these statistics. We’ve engaged with filmmaking groups nationwide that support and facilitate the voices of underrepresented filmmakers. Our relationship with these organizations allows us to reach a wide and diverse audience, and we’ve carried these values over onto our reading team and judging panel too. Help us meet our goals and share this page and news about the Creative Fund with groups or filmmakers you believe would benefit.

Our Commitment

Partners for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Alliance of Woman Directors
  • Latino Filmmakers
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers
  • Outfest
  • Women Make Movies
  • Black Women Directors