the International Classic Film Market is committed

Convinced of the necessity to contribute to the awareness of the professional community on the one hand and to reduce its environmental impact on the other hand, the MIFC has launched its Environmental and Social Responsibility program in 2022.



> Carbon footprint measurement

The Carbon Footprint methodology is the reference tool for measuring an organization's carbon impact. In 2022, the MIFC is initiating this process and will be supported by La Base in the implementation of this Bilan Carbone. The aim of this impact assessment and action plan construction phase is to help the MIFC identify priority issues and build a long-term action plan.

In 2023, MIFC's Carbon Footprint showed :
-> 145 tCO2e emitted,
of which 302 kgCO2e per accredited employee,
of which 37 tCO2e related to travel.

Find out more about the results of the MIFC Carbon Footprint 2023.

GREEN_CHARTER_SIGNATORY_Couleur> Green Charter for Film Festivals

Since 2023, the Marché International du Film Classique has been a signatory of the Green Charter
for Film Festivals.

By signing this charter, the MIFC is actively committed to reducing the pollution generated by its activities, and to adopting a constructive attitude towards its environment and respect for the people involved.
In concrete terms, this means:

  • Raising awareness of environmental issues among its public, partners and teams;
  • Promoting ideas, solutions and behaviors that will contribute to defending these issues together;
  • Detailed monitoring of energy consumption during each edition of the market.
  • Publicly share statistics on progress;
  • Drawing up its own charter, in line with its needs, ambitions, values and the constraints of its event. This charter will be sent to partners, the public and employees.


label REEVE 2023 France niv1> Reeve certification (eco-event network)

For its 11th edition in 2023, the MIFC has joined the Eco-Events network (REEVE) to become a player in the ecological transition and strengthen the eco-events sector. It has been awarded the level 1 “eco-engaged event” label.

This label implies the application of commitments on various action levers, such as:

  • Resources & sobriety
  • More virtuous travel
  • Sustainable eating
  • Towards zero waste
  • Involving the public in the ecological transition

To achieve this first level of certification, the MIFC has set up 33 operational eco-responsibility actions, the implementation of which has been subject to evaluation by a sustainable events professional, culminating in certification approved by an evaluation committee.

In 2024, for its 12th edition, the MIFC aims to reach the second level of certification, with 25 additional commitments to be implemented.


> The MIFC's actions

The MIFC has undertaken a number of actions in favor of its environmental transition, including:

  • Implementation of an action plan to combat food waste.
  • A majority of foodstuffs consumed are of local/short circuit/seasonal origin.
  • Provision of waste sorting garbage cans for the public.
  • Creation of a team responsible for the smooth running of sorting points.
  • Evaluation of quantities of waste produced and recycled.
  • Implementing an electricity-saving program.
  • Provision of water fountains.
  • Encouraging the public to use soft transport to get to the MIFC.
  • Event filming and online broadcasting.
  • A choice of service providers also committed to an eco-responsible approach.
  • 100% organic cotton totebags, screen-printed by a local company (Atelier Coton) using solvent-free inks.


> Inclusion measures

The MIFC is committed to organizing an event that is inclusive, non-discriminatory and accessible to all. To this end, it is implementing various actions to ensure that the MIFC is an event for all:

  • Equal representation on stage: in 2023, 49% of speakers and conference moderators were women.
  • Site accessibility: the temporary Village built for the MIFC has facilities for people with reduced mobility (PRM).
  • Resource-based accreditation pricing: reduced rates for students to promote inclusion.
  • An educational and cultural action plan involving partnerships with schools, such as INA Sup.
  • Action to invite professionals from LCCs (countries with low production capacity, as Creative Media Europe calls them).


The MIFC still has a long way to go, and we welcome all suggestions and contributions! You can contact us by e-mail (


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