As a cultural agent that affects its community and territory, social and environmental sustainability is an important axis in our strategic decision-making. That is why, edition after edition, we implement new actions and improvements to make TerrorMolins an increasingly sustainable festival.

What is sustainability?

Sustainability refers to the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words, it is about maintaining a balance between economic, social and environmental development to ensure a better future for all beings on the planet.

Sustainability involves considering the impact of our actions on the environment, society and the economy. This involves making informed decisions that take into account not only the short-term benefits, but also the long-term consequences of our actions. Adopting practices and tools that take this into account is essential to addressing global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resource scarcity and social inequality.

The 3 pillars of sustainability

Sustainability is based on three fundamental axes, which are often called “the three pillars of sustainability”. These three axes are interconnected and influence each other. 

To these three main axes are added many other complementary ones that overlap and interrelate: Cultural, Political and Institutional, Ethics and Moral, Technological, Health, Urban, Education… All together they contribute to a more complete and holistic understanding of how to achieve sustainable development at the global, regional, and local levels.


  • Environmental Sustainability: focused on the conservation and preservation of the environment, biodiversity and natural resources. It includes practices that reduce pollution and the ecological footprint, conserve water, soil and energy, promote sustainable agriculture and protect terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

  • Social Sustainability: refers to the promotion of just, equitable and inclusive societies. It involves respect for human rights, gender equality, access to education, health care and social justice. It is also concerned about the quality of life of communities, citizen participation and the eradication of poverty.

  • Economic Sustainability: relates to long-term sustainable economic development. This implies the promotion of economic models that are efficient, equitable, do not exhaust resources and create decent jobs for current and future generations.
Our strategy, lines of action and objectives

In 2020, the Festival set the goal of carrying out a total immersion in the study of possible applicable structural and functional transformations, in order to promote and achieve maximum improvements in terms of environmental and social sustainability (SAS).

To do this, it contacted more than a dozen state and international entities and organizations, such as A Greener Festival (AGF), Green Screen Flanders, Connect 4 Climate, Green Film Network, Promálaga, Mallorca Film Commission, Julie’s Bicycle, Raw Foundation, Gabeiras Associates, Music Festival Association (FMA), We are Albert, WRAP, PAC, CFF and Cooperativa Espai Environmental, compiling more than thirty reports and specialized dossiers, which we study in detail both to increase our knowledge and to discover possible ways of acting. In fact, we were lucky that both AGF and Gabeiras Asociados accompanied us during that process.

From this in-depth analysis the following two lines of action emerged:

Self-analysis and detailed proposal of structural changes and specific SAS actions to be carried out within the framework of the organization and celebration of the festival. It is made up of a first round of more or less immediate and acceptable measures without increasing the structural budget. The intention starting in 2023 is to implement measures of a deeper and more structural nature, based on the strategic plan, which will require extra financing to be able to support the associated costs.

This line of internal action responds to the following established objectives:

  • o1) Application at the Festival of all possible SAS measures, both improvements and innovations, including structural changes necessary to carry them out.
  • o2) Training and improvement of knowledge of the Festival team in SAS.
  • o3) Work on establishing protocols and tools that allow measuring and monitoring the eco-social impact of the festival.

Visibility of the actions carried out in terms of sustainability, explaining their need and promoting the associated values, with a pedagogical desire and awareness creation. It is carried out through the festival’s different communication channels and tools.

This line of external action responds to the following established objectives:

  • o4) Make visible the actions carried out to raise awareness and promote SAS habits in society (public, community and suppliers).
  • o5) Make visible the actions carried out to raise awareness and promote SAS habits in the film sector (other festivals, production companies, distributors and other agents in the sector)

About the videos

The objective of these videos, created in 2023 thanks to a collaboration with the Molinenca production company La Chiribita, is to make visible in a simple way some of the actions that the festival carries out in terms of eco-sustainability and accessibility. And more importantly, invite your community to be participants in it, putting the importance of practicing these types of strategies at the forefront. It does it in a fun way that is suitable for all audiences, something crucial to make them close to the audience.


  • Implication in the economic development of the territory. We prioritize to the maximum, at all levels, the use of resources and products, as well as the hiring of services and professionals, from the municipality and surroundings, in favor of concepts such as Km.0, the support of the local economy and the consumption of proximity.
  • Reduction of single-use paper. Much of the festival’s graphic production remains digital. Public voting through online app. Digital ticketing by QR encouraging not to print the ticket.
  • Collaboration only with printers that have ecological certification and that work only with FSC, PEFC or ECOLABEL paper.
  • We prioritize catering from local companies with environmental criteria.
  • Zero plastic. We prioritize the use of eco-sustainable consumable products and materials such as: biodegradable badges without any plastic components, compostable tableware and cutlery, glass bottles – some returnable -, elimination of superfluous accessories such as straws, drastic reduction of merchandising generated and delivered, etc. Biodegradable materials are used in children’s workshops.
  • Separation and recycling containers at the different festival venues and professional activities, with associated signage to invite and encourage the public to use them.
  • Sustainable transport. The Festival has an agreement with RENFE to encourage the use of the train as transportation during the festival. And when bringing guests, we prioritize the use of the train over the plane, for journeys of less than 700 km and whenever possible. We reduce the number of official cars for traveling guests to two, prioritizing hybrid and electric models, with the premise that there are always 2 or more people on each transfer.
  • LED lighting in the festival spaces.
  • Installation of a water fountain to minimize the use of containers by the festival team.
  • We practice teleworking throughout the year, except on Festival dates, and all our meetings are adapted to the hybrid format, which allows virtual attendance to all those who find it an extra effort to attend in person, for reasons of time or geographic. In turn, this allows the reduction of the CO2 footprint.
  • Discount policy for people from socially and/or economically vulnerable groups.
  • Creation of an informative video for the public on accessibility measures taken.
  • Subtitling of films with subtitles adapted for deaf people.
  • Pilot test of relaxed sessions to promote the accessibility and inclusion of groups with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive difficulties. Advance guides were prepared to prepare for the session, shared with the invited associations so that the boys and girls could consult them before arriving at the festival headquarters.
  • Collaboration with local entities that work for the well-being of groups with diverse needs.
  • Gènere al Gènere, a project transversal to the entire festival that structures its strategies and activities for visibility and analysis in terms of gender perspective, inclusive perspective and promotion of diversity, within the audiovisual sector. Includes programming of public and industry activities, internal training, preparation of reports, etc. (web link)
  • Globus Section, born in 2020 to accommodate short films that bring us closer to human diversity in all its dimensions. This non-competitive section aims to offer a different, singular, or perhaps alternative presence to the new views of the genre and at the same time go beyond the classic concept of horror, favoring the visibility of works from geographies, cultures and sensibilities with less representation in the mainstream.
  • Creation of videos published on social networks and projected during the festival
  • Specific communication campaign on social networks
  • Creation of an informative and awareness-raising web section on eco-sustainability and accessibility.
  • Content and activities designed to educate a critical perspective and promote social values through artistic expression are generated.
  • During the festival, we offer free spaces and activities that encourage the entire community to enjoy culture regardless of their economic situation.
  • We collaborate with local services and entities of the social and solidarity economy, as well as popular festivals and other social events in the municipality.


Let’s explore resources and tools both internal, created by our festival, and external