Free Mini Seminar on Sustainable Filmmaking


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Creative Migration and The 60 Second Film Festival are teaming up to offer local filmmakers the information, resources and tools necessary to incorporate sustainable practices into their work. We will join The 60 Second Film Festival event on February 28th 2020 at 19:00 and 20:15, to give a series of short and informative talks on sustainable practices in filmmaking. Look for us on the 2nd floor at Whiteline | Silom 8, on that day!


The 60 Second Film Festival is a fun collaborative film festival event. This event encourages the local and international film community to create short films, a minute long or less (including titles and credits). The 60 Second Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skill and creativity.

February 28, 2020 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM @ Whiteline on Silom Soi 8 in Bangkok.

Submit your film by February 20th, 2020 here
Any subject, any theme, any style. All films must be 60 seconds long or less (including credits).

  1. To get your work seen and by respected professionals in this field, and appreciated by an audience of passionate film lovers.
  2. Awesome prizes! (Read more below to find out more about the prizes)

The 60 Second Film Festival is offering prizes in the following categories:
  • BEST FILM: 20,000 THB
    Any subject, any style, all films are considered.
  • BEST FILM about our ENVIRONMENT: 20,000 THB
    Our air is polluted, the world is getting hotter, water levels are rising. Address these, or any other pressing environmental or sustainability issue in the form of a short documentary, science fiction, comedy, or any other conceivable style. Your film will be considered for this prize.
  • Mbrella Films Award for BEST DIRECTOR
    Any subject, any style, all films are considered. The winner receives absolutely amazing production package from Mbrella Films. Find more information about this prize here.
    Supported by Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur. Includes a Mr Black t-shirt and a bottle of Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur. 
    Supported by Creative Migration. Learn more below.

WANT TO WORK SUSTAINABLY? Want to contribute to positive change in the filmmaking industry? Join the SUSTAINABLE FILMMAKING CHALLENGE! Have your work reviewed and recognized by leaders in the field of sustainable filmmaking! 

Filmmakers are required to incorporate at least 8 sustainable methods of production outlined below. They must share about their production process in real time through 60 Second Film Festival’s social media channels.

Creative Migration will invite participants who meet this challenge to share their work with an audience of experts and industry professionals for a special screening at Bangkok 1899.

One prize winner will be paired with a sustainability expert and film industry professional to mentor them for their next production in order to make it as sustainable as possible.

Inspired by our past experience with Project Green (Nomad Films/ Global Action Plan Sweden), sustainable methods of production (AT LEAST EIGHT (8), chosen from the provided list):

  • Production meetings will be held locally and will be accessible via all modes of transport
  • Communication between production staff/crew will be via e-mail and online forums/documents, as well as via telephones
  • All accounting/administrative paperwork will be done online; printing will be kept to a minimum
  • Pre-production office/headquarters should have recycling bins available and staff encouraged to bring their own reusable containers


  • If possible, shoot at a location that is easily accessible via bus, train, bike, foot and/or car.
  • Regardless of where the set is – middle of the desert vs. a busy city street – be mindful of the production’s impact on the environment and avoid damaging the surroundings with production-related activities.
  • Make sure to remove all equipment and remnants from production – leave NOTHING behind after production. This includes used tape for lighting, grease spills, gum wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.


  • Vehicles used throughout production should be electric or hybrid; absolutely no SUVs or diesel trucks permitted on sustainable sets or for use in-between locations
  •  If air transport is necessary, all shipments and/or flights should be combined to minimize the number of planes necessary for transport. Arrival/departure times should be arranged to minimize car trips to airport, train station or bus station.


  • Memory: P2 cards should be used when possible, and all data should be captured to external hard drives for memory storage. If film/tape stock is necessary filmmakers should capture footage nightly and reuse tape throughout production.
  • Audio: memory cards, as opposed to tape, will be used to capture audio
  • Lighting: Use of natural light when possible and/or battery powered lighting devices and/or solar powered lighting. All lighting, regardless of source, should be turned off or powered down when not in immediate use.


  • Production staff/crew should bring their own reusable plates and utensils, as well as cloth napkins, no paper/plastic plates or utensils will be provided
  • Drinks will be dispensed via large containers and staff/crew/talent should bring coffee mugs and/or water bottles for drinking; no paper/plastic cups will be provided.
  • On-set catering should come from local restaurants and/or local vendors who use local suppliers (perhaps production location organized in order to make this possible).
  • Food should be biked or walked to set, and production should supply caterer with reusable containers for transporting. Additionally, canvas/cloth bags should be used as opposed to paper/plastic
  • Food waste should be composted when appropriate; uneaten food should be donated to local shelter(s)

Waste Disposal

  • All materials that could be re-used will be (tape re-rolled and used a second/third time, call sheets used as scrap paper, etc.)

Travel Accommodations

  • Camping - implementing Leave No Trace principles
  • Staying with friends
  • Intentional/Artist Communities - visiting unique places on our route that use sustainable practices in their everyday lives.


  • Post-Production office and edit suite will be accessible via all modes of transport.
  • Communication between production staff/crew will be via e-mail and online forums/documents
  • Equipment should be turned off when not in use; monitors can be powered down when computers need to run overnight
  • All accounting/administrative paperwork will be done online; printing will be kept to a minimum
  • Post-Production office/headquarters should have recycling bins available, and staff encouraged to bring their own reusable containers

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