For a number of years, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has made efforts to develop initiatives in favour of sustainable development, with the goal of encouraging festivalgoers and partners to adopt eco-friendly behaviour or expand on what they’re doing.
On the occasion of our 48th edition, here are the initiatives that we will undertake to protect the environment:
Through various partnership agreements, contests, discounts offered with the purchase of Festival tickets, etc., we encourage patrons to use more ecofriendly transit!
In the last few years, the Festival has considerably reduced the printed materials it produces. Since 2009, the number of copies of the schedule has gone from over 210,000 to 125,000, and the number of pages has shrunk from 48 to 24.
We now put more emphasis on promoting our website and our free, downloadable mobile app, tools that complement the schedule and provide access to more comprehensive information more ergonomically than the schedule. Touch screens are also provided at our headquarters so that festivalgoers can access our programming interactively.
And our headquarters are equipped with recycling bins emblazoned with the FNC logo – no festivalgoer can miss them!
The Festival gives priority to local businesses when developing its service sponsorships to reduce its environmental footprint.
ESKA (water)Kiju (organic juices)Gutsy Kombucha (organic tea drink)Jack's Soda (natural soda)Bold Vodka (liquor)Les Subversifs (liquor)Riverbend (micro brewery)Miljours (Leather designer)Bad Monkey (pop corn)ONEKA (cosmectics)Éditions somme toutes (publishing house)Éditions Mécanique Général (publishing house)Maurin Cuisine (catering)
Act to preserve the environment through simple gestures: it is the duty of each of us, it is a citizen’s action.
"Each reusable cup is subject to a fee of 2$. It now has a symbolic value. This value represents the manufacturing cost of a cup and also reflects the ecological footprint it generates at its production. But unlike a disposable cup, its use is almost infinite. The implementation of a deposit leads therefore each consumer toward individual responsibility. In fact, the reusable cup is not abandoned, it is reused."
To learn more about Ecocup
Finally, the Festival is partnering with several organizations working in favor of eco-responsibility to support and make them benefit from more visibility through our communications tools.
Le Grand DébarrasConseil québécois des événements éco-responsablesIci on recycle (Recyc-Québec)Récupérer, c’est recréerQuestions, comments, suggestions that you would like to share with us to improve our eco-responsibility?Email us at [email protected]!
The Festival du nouveau cinéma offers free admission to people with reduced mobility upon presentation of the VATL card.
Since 2014, the FNC is also certified event accessible to anyone with limited physical capacity, by Kéroul, a privileged interlocutor of Tourisme Québec.
Our accessibility barrier for people with limited physical ability has also been sent to Tourisme Québec (www.bonjourquebec.com), to the Regional Tourism Association (ATR) and distributed in Kéroul's publications, including the online directory (www. keroul.qc.ca).
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