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GREEN FILM INNOVATION


INCREASED IMPACT ON HUMANITY
WITH MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE PLANET

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GREEN FILM INNOVATION


INCREASED IMPACT ON HUMANITY
WITH MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE PLANET

 

GREEN FILM

As we continuously search for ways to make our films more green, we persistently seek advice and guidance from sustainability specialists*. At every stage of all productions our decision-making is guided by our firm dedication to minimising the environmental footprint of our work.

+ THE BENEFITS

  • Socially-responsible, progressive reputation
  • Attracts environmentally-conscious customers
  • Future-proofs against sustainability legislation and negative PR
  • Clear correlation between sustainable performance and profitability (source: Morgan Stanley Capital World Index)
  • Improves overall efficiency, reducing costs
 
 
 

+ EQUIPMENT

  • State-of-the-art, high-speed editing suites reduce footage-processing time
  • LED lighting on location and in the production office
  • Carefully customised filming equipment appropriate to your production
  • Solar-charged batteries used wherever possible
  • Low-emission vehicles

+ STAFF

  • Small, customised crews keep costs down and environmental impact low
  • Multi-skilled production staff means less hiring, so funding goes further
  • We use your existing human resources wherever possible, saving research and training

+DAY-TO-DAY

  • Ethical disposal of old equipment, through recycling and donating
  • Vermicomposting of all food waste
  • Reusable water bottles, digital call-sheets, shot lists, scripts and much more
 
 

Mentored by

Social & Environmental Enterprise Programme Finalist 2014

 
 
 

*Our Green Accreditation is nearly complete. This will guarantee that we safeguard social, economic and environmental resources to ensure our sustainability.

 
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COST-EFFECTIVE OUTREACH


USE FILM AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL ACTION

COST-EFFECTIVE OUTREACH


USE FILM AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL ACTION

 

Equip

Non-profit, charity, academic and public sectors need powerful, reproducible messages and content to engage society and inspire action.

We have seen too many organisations struggle to produce their own films in-house, weakening the impact of their message by compromising on quality. 

As professional filmmakers with a resource-efficient business model, our films are effective and affordable. By commissioning a film with us, organisations are choosing a cost-effective way to better engage society and achieve their social goals.

 
 

Inspire

Nothing is more important to social organisations than inspiring action. We combine your knowledge and values with our story-telling talent and experience to express your message in a way that inspires people to get involved.

Our ground-breaking documentaries, videos and animations are produced to engage, educate, and be shared, creating awareness, raising support, and calling the public to action.

 
 

Replicate

The stronger your story, the further it travels. Thanks to the video we make for you, more people will know about your work and seek to replicate it in their own communities.

We build relationships with charitable, non-profit, academic, and public sectors, pooling our skills to strengthen their message. We make sure the good ideas of these organisations get the momentum they need to get out into the world and make a significant difference.

 
 

SOME OF OUR COMMISSIONERS

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CROSS-SECTOR ACROSS THE GLOBE


PARTNERSHIPS CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO

CROSS-SECTOR ACROSS THE GLOBE


PARTNERSHIPS CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO

 
 

COLLABORATION

Non-profit organisations, public sector and the world of academia have a lot in common with documentary filmmakers - they all share the same passion for change.

We believe that real change can only happen when we start collaborating across different sectors. When we make such an alliance documentaries become a powerful force for change that are transformative, inspiring people and organisations to engage and act.

 
 
 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Once a year we produce a film about something we strongly believe in, working in partnership with an organisation selected by a cross-sector panel. This way, we can give back in a mutually beneficial way by creating an effective campaign to catalyse a necessary change.

Our collaborative productions have taken us from the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains to the depths of the ancient Khettara channels, from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the caves of the Red Sea Coptic Monasteries, the meandering rivers and wetlands of Casamance in Senegal and the tropical forest of Mozambique.

Through these collaborations we’ve contributed to preserving ancient irrigation tunnels (khattaras); to giving voice to the marginalised waste pickers of the city of São Paulo; and to breaking the misconception of Africa being tribal, isolated and underdeveloped.

HOW

For each production, Chouette Films works in close partnership with a collaborator who would not normally be able to produce a film for themselves. Collaborators, usually a charity, NGO or an academic working in the field, provide however much input they wish, whether just by providing a spark to be researched and developed by our team, or by providing their own detailed research and storyline. Chouette Films supplies the filmmaking skills, equipment and imagination.

THE CREW

Chouette Films has a qualified and experienced crew, guaranteeing the best possible outcome for every production. Beyond this, if your project involves filming internationally, we recruit local crew in order to generate employment and draw on local knowledge and expertise.

DISTRIBUTION

Upon completion, each project then lands on your desk ready for distribution. With our support, you can choose to submit the final product to relevant film festivals, approach potential distributors, sell it to generate revenue, organise public and online screenings, create campaigns around the issue the film deals with, or simply upload it onto your website. Once you have something to show, there is no limit to how you can share it. 

 
 

Chouette Films has been honoured as a 2013 Laureate Global Fellow for building Social Inclusion through film by the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation joined with the International Youth Foundation through its YouthActionNet® program.

 
 
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OUTSTANDING QUALITY


RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENCE & CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

OUTSTANDING QUALITY


RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENCE & CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

 

SAMPLE COLLABORATIONS

 

SAMPLE COMMISSIONS

 
 

SOCIAL CHANGE HONOURS

 

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

 

  OUTREACH & FILM SCREENINGS

Film-making University Workshop - Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco, 2014

Multilingualism Week, Film Screening - SOAS, London, UK, 2013

Water History Conference, Film Screening- Montpellier, France, 2013

Endangered Languages Week, Film Screening - HRELP, London, UK, 2013

Film-making Workshop - Anna Lindh Foundation, Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel, 2010