south pole group is proud to help reduce the environmental impact of the 6th Skepto International Film Festival held in Cagliari, Italy, on 14.-18 April. Skepto and south pole group have joined forces to measure and reduce the environmental impact of the festival. The reductions will include covering the CO2 emissions generated by the flights of the festival goers, the electricity used during the event as well as those related to the waste generated during the festival.
Skepto has committed to compensate its foreseen emissions by investing in one of south pole group's leading projects, the Kariba Forestry project in Zimbabwe. This forest conservation project is aimed at providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in Northern Zimbabwe, a region still suffering heavily from deforestation, poverty, and drought. Its aim is to reduce deforestation and forest degradation through a range of activities such as conservation farming, proposed by local communities and supported by carbon finance. The project is developed by the South Pole Group in accordance with the best industry standards and with a strong focus on sustainability and social benefits, in line with the core themes of Skepto Festival.
The aim of the Skepto International Film Festival is to encourage and give exposure to independent film-makers from all over the world by creating an open space for dialogue and inter-cultural exchange. This year’s festival has received entries for more than 650 short movies with a representation of over 50 countries from all over the world. With the growing amount of participants and internal exposure, Skepto aspires to become the cultural reference point for the city of Cagliari and to expand its reach to other Mediterranean and European cities.