The Green Film School Alliance adds sixteen new schools to its ranks, more than doubling its membership to twenty-seven sustainability-minded schools.
The GFSA’s membership now hails from seven US states and four countries across three continents. These committed schools join the effort to lessen the environmental impacts of film production practices. By expanding the alliance’s commitment to teaching sustainable production to a wider group of schools, they are one step closer to making “green production” a standard practice for all filmmakers.
The new member schools include:
- American University
- Cal Poly Humboldt
- Columbia University
- International Academy of Film and Media – Bangladesh
- Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
- Occidental College
- Pratt Institute
- South African Film Academy
- Southern Oregon University
- Stony Brook University
- Sundance Collab
- Temple University
- UMass Amherst
- University of Arizona
- University of North Georgia
- Vancouver Film School (VFS)
They join current GFSA schools:
- American Film Institute (AFI)
- California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
- Chapman University
- California State University – Long Beach (CSULB)
- California State University – Northridge (CSUN)
- Emerson College
- Hussian College at LA Center Studios
- New York Film Academy (NYFA)
- New York University (NYU)
- University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Southern California (USC)
The GFSA is also pleased to recognize that 24 student projects from five schools (AFI, NYU, UCLA, the University of Arizona, and the University of New Orleans) have earned a 2022 Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) Green Seal for Students.
The Seal is presented to student productions that achieve a minimum of sustainable production goals identified in the GFSA’s Production Environmental Actions Checklist (PEACHy) for young filmmakers, a guide to reduce waste and lower their carbon footprint.
The EMA 2022 Awards took place on October 8th, 2022. Additionally, the first student film to use the GFSA’s tool and earn an EMA Green Seal for Students in 2021, Shedding Angels, earned a Bronze Medal at the Student Academy Awards in the Narrative category on October 20th, 2022.
The September 23rd GFSA General Membership Meeting also marked the introduction of seven Student Ambassadors to the Alliance.
“It was a great introduction to the group, it was so cool to see all the interest in green filmmaking! All the information shared was really useful, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. I’m really excited to connect more with the other student representatives there… ” Cal State University Long Beach Student Ambassador Riley Hodgson.