Blog / ESG Sustainable Film Competition 21 December 2023 — by Barry Bassett CALLING ALL SUSTAINABLY MINDED FILMMAKERS! 2023 was a difficult year for our industry, to get 2024 started on the right note, VMI and Sustainable Film are offering 2 productions the opportunity to win camera and grip equipment for free! VMI is prepared to donate a suitable production package for a film with a suitable sustainability message/female lead crew. WE’RE LOOKING TO SUPPORT 2 PROJECTS: Project winners will receive: Up to 4 weeks rental of Camera and Grip Equipment from our stock as per the requirements below Production Carbon Footprint (Via Albert or GPG) Production Sustainability Advice Projects must be able to complete their 4 weeks filming between the end of January and 31st March 2024. Since all films will have a bespoke equipment requirement, we have not defined specific limits to equipment which could be made available for this prize. However, camera packages based around a 1 or 2 camera Canon C500 II, Sony FX-9 or Sony Venice camera kits can be considered, together with primes, zooms, grip, monitors and camera accessories, which will also include a doco lighting kit for up to one month can be considered. Specialist cameras, optics and accessories on single day hires can also be considered. However, the camera hire must complete by latest 31 March 2024 and will be offered subject to change to ensure that it can be made available from our wide product range. TO APPLY: Please send the your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on January 14th. The Winners will be notified by January 20th 2024. Pitch to explain more about the project and why it is eligible (250-400 words) List of key Producers, HOD’s and any financing partners involved with IMDB links for all personnel mentioned Include which project you are applying for in the subject line Due to the short turnaround, we will not be able to provide feedback to those who are not successful in the competition.