an eco-friendly festival


In recent years, we have felt an increasing need to reflect on a radically changing world, inside and outside the cinema. The themes selected for each edition embody this need and renew the festival as an event attentive to contemporary reality. They complement the cultural mission to raise public awareness about issues of social urgency.

For this reason, Linea d’Ombra pursues its own challenge to change: ): to take concrete actions attentive to environmental sustainability in compliance with national Green Festival guidelines drafted by AFIC (Association of Italian Film Festivals).

The initiatives supported to this end are summarised in the 9 points listed below.

Sustainable mobility

The venues of Linea d’Ombra Festival are located in the heart of Salerno’s historic centre, within walking distance of each other. The strategic location of the festival venues favours the use of public transport, encouraging sustainable mobility choices (walking, cycling, public transport, participating in car sharing or car pooling services) and thus helping to reduce environmental pollution caused by the use of private vehicles.

Printed materials

Every year we gradually reduce the use of printed materials in order to combat paper waste. The promotional campaign was mainly conducted via the web, favouring the use of the digital format for programme consultation, booking events without printing tickets, and favouring social communication campaigns (at the expense of printed posters and flyers). Furthermore, LDO staff has always favoured the use of digital storage systems (Google Drive) and instant messaging for the exchange of internal documentation.


The Festival has always used furnishings made of recycled cardboard (desks, chairs, shelves). Since last year, the furnishings no longer feature references to the visual identity of the edition, facilitating their reuse in future years.

Waste Management

Differentiated waste collection will take place during the festival. In order to ensure the correct sorting of waste, staff, audience and guests will be invited to download the Junker app containing the City of Salerno’s waste sorting instructions onto their mobile devices.

Gadget production

The gadgets produced are made without any reference to the visual identity of the current edition in order to be able to reuse them in future years and limit waste. The members of the popular jury are invited to return the badge-holder lanyard at the end of the festival in order to avoid its dispersion in the environment and to allow it to be reused.

Guest management

Guest accommodation and participating restaurants are located no more than 2 km away from the festival locations and are easily accessible on foot, by bicycle or public transport.

Food sustainability

The contracted restaurants used by staff and guests are attentive to the seasonality and territoriality of the products offered, opting for local and organic wines and foods.

Draught water dispensers will be installed in the locations to reduce the use of plastic bottles and glasses and encourage the use of personal water bottles.

Environmental culture and social sustainability

Cinematographic language represents a powerful means of communication, functional in spreading and promoting awareness of ecological and social issues. Each year the festival dedicates some activities to the green transition, with screenings and meetings on green themes.

Training and communication

All the initiatives and good sustainable practices that the festival is committed to implementing will be highlighted and promoted on social channels and the website.



SALERNO 09_16 November 2024