Biografilm Festival adheres to the Festival Green project of AFIC (Associazione Italiana Festival Cinematografici), as well as being part of the working group that led to the creation of a practical and operational Festival Green Guide to decrease the environmental impact of film festivals.
Biografilm Festival implements several operational strategies for reducing the event's environmental impact. First, the Festival aims each year to minimize the use of plastic materials and maximize the reuse economy and waste separation operations. This goal is achieved thanks to the collaboration with the energy and environmental services supply multi-utility for Emilia-Romagna Gruppo Hera, Premium Partner of the event. Several waste sorting points are set up at all locations and information is placed to raise awareness of recycling among participants. For proper waste sorting in the municipality of Bologna, the festival points out the Rifiutologo app, the official app of the multi-utility Hera for proper waste sorting guidance.
With a view to reducing plastic consumption, the management of the event's catering service includes the use of disposable plastic dishes for serving food, which are replaced with dishes made of compostable materials. The official coffee of Biografilm 2023 is Albero del Caffè, which combines the quality of its product with respect for the environment and the conditions of the workers involved in the entire production process.
In addition, the collaboration with Acqua Pura Bologna continues, which also for the 2023 edition will set up four drinking water dispensers accessible free of charge and without restrictions in the Festival locations.
Already in 2022, the Festival is committed to decreasing the amount of non-recyclable materials used by significantly reducing the amount of printed catalogs and day-by-days, opting for distribution only at strategic points and at the request of the user. In addition, for the year 2023 program and catalog have been combined into one material so as to ensure a substantial reduction in overall foliation and FSC paper has been used. In addition, the Festival encourages the purchase of tickets and accreditation online. For 2023, the badges were made of Bio PVC, made of recycled material and easily recyclable at the end of the event.
This year's set-ups, updated with the event's new logo where possible, are made in such a way that they can be easily updated and reused in future editions. If this is not possible, the Festival is committed through cooperation with the Hera Group to the proper disposal of the materials used. In addition, for years, the Festival has been equipped with a portion of supports and structures that allow them to be customized each year without having to be repurchased.
Within the work team, starting in 2023, Production Director Riccardo Volpe has been appointed to oversee the implementation of sustainability actions planned by the festival organization.
BIOGRAFILM HERA THEATRE | POP UP CINEMA ARLECCHINO - Via delle Lame, 59/A
BIOGRAFILM HERA THEATRE | POP UP CINEMA MEDICA 4K - Via Monte Grappa, 9
CINEMA LUMIÈRE - Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 2/b
CHIOSTRO DEL COMPLESSO DI SANTA CRISTINA “DELLA FONDAZZA” - P.za Giorgio Morandi, 2
Acqua Pura Bologna provides free and unrestricted access water dispensers to the public and Festival staff at all Festival locations. The water dispensers are located at DAMSLab, Biografilm Hera Theatre | Pop Up Cinema Arlecchino and the Cloister of the Santa Cristina Complex "Della Fondazza".
Several points for waste sorting are set up in all locations of the Festival, along with informational notices designed to raise awareness of recycling and direct participants to the proper use of waste collection points. For proper waste sorting in the municipality of Bologna, the Festival recommends the Rifiutologo app (link)
All Biografilm Festival locations are easily accessible via public transportation. Tickets can be purchased at participating stores or through the Roger app (link) for €1.50 and are valid for 75 minutes. They can also be purchased on the bus.
As of June 8, 2023, the summer urban transportation schedules will be in effect. We invite you to check the Tper website for the updated schedules and routes of the lines.
As a reminder, Tper subscribers are entitled to a reduction on the purchase of a full ticket for Biografilm 2023 screenings by presenting their valid monthly or annual Tper season ticket.
Tper's free-flow electric car sharing service Corrente (link) can be accessed through the Corrente app. Once downloaded, all you need to do is register to be able to reserve one of more than 300 electric cars and move around within Bologna without paying for parking.
To recharge your electric cars, Gruppo HERA provides a number of charging stations located throughout the city. Below are listed the closest ones to the Festival locations:
Alfonso Rubbiani Street, 3
Lodovico Berti Street, 2/2
Camillo Ranzani Street, 1
Montebello Street, 2/2
Cairoli Street, 1f
The RideMovi bike-sharing service is active in the city. Through the RideMovi app, you can easily locate available bikes and dedicated parking spaces by consulting the map. See the link to learn more.
You can book a COTABO Electric Taxi in three ways:
As a reminder, those who travel to the theatre by cab are entitled to a reduction on the purchase of a full ticket for Biografilm 2023 screenings by presenting the receipt for the cab ride, on the back of which is the agreement.
Materials used in the set-up of this edition of Biografilm Festival, which cannot be reused on future occasions, will be recycled thanks to the collaboration with Hera Premium Partner.