Our ecological and social commitment

ince its inception, the FIFES organizing team has been committed to more ecological and socially just event practices that fit into the safe and humanity-just space of the doughnut theorized by Kate Raworth. Located between the social floor and the environmental ceiling, this space ensures human rights and the essential needs of humanity while preserving the major planetary balances.

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For the third edition of the festival, and in order to be part of the inclusive and sustainable economy advocated by the doughnut, we have based ourselves on the Reeve’s eco-committed event guidelines, which are based on seven main pillars:

  • Respect for the host site
  • Sobriety in the use of resources
  • Sustainable travel
  • Committed restoration
  • Towards zero waste
  • Accessibility for all
  • Committed organization

On each of these pillars, we are committed to taking concrete and effective measures, within our human, material and financial means.

Respect for the host site
  • We provide sorting garbage cans and ashtrays so as not to pollute our reception sites.
  • We inform the residents of the festival and end the evenings at midnight at the latest in order not to cause any noise pollution.

Sobriety in the use of resources

  • We minimize our energy consumption through the use of LED lighting and Ecoprod certified audiovisual equipment.
  • We use equipment (chairs, tables, kitchen equipment, etc.) on loan or reused.

Sustainable travel

  • We encourage soft mobility – walking and cycling for participants who live in the area, thanks in particular to a partnership with the association Choisir le vélo.
  • We encourage the use of public transportation (train, bus) for participants, speakers and partners and avoid the use of airplanes.
  • When the plane is essential (inter-continental trip), we compensate the trip by planting trees.
  • We also encourage carpooling by offering a carpooling platform dedicated to the FIFES.

Committed restoration

We offer healthy, vegetarian dishes made with local products.

We limit the food waste and give our unsold goods to the CCAS of Cannes.

Towards zero waste

  • We limit our printing of programs and posters and prefer digital media. Our printer is certified imprim’vert; the paper is recycled and the inks are vegetable based.
  • We use reusable glasses (ecocups); compostable cellulose plates and water fountains to avoid the use of disposable plastics.
  • We do not distribute goodies.
  • We weigh and sort our waste and recycle it (compost or recycling).

Accessibility for all

  • We guarantee the accessibility of the festival to people with reduced mobility.
  • We facilitate the accessibility of the festival to the underprivileged public thanks to a partnership with the CCAS of Cannes, via free animations during the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony, the Beach Cinema and the Village of Initiatives and by the implementation of a solidarity rate for the cinema sessions.
  • We facilitate the accessibility of the festival to seniors thanks to a partnership with Cannes Seniors.
  • We encourage the participation of youth through partnerships with schools, through the implementation of a youth competition as well as fun activities in the Village of Initiatives and through the implementation of a student rate for film screenings.
  • We fight against sexism and ensure the parity of the jury and the speakers on the round tables.

Committed organization

  • We offer workshops to raise awareness of ecological and social issues in the Village of Initiatives.
  • Our association is organized in decision-making circles that favor the autonomy of each person.
  • At the end of the festival, we will publish an assessment of our actions and a series of indicators that will allow us to push the process further for the 2024 edition.