'X-Files' Creator Chris Carter to Be Honored at Vancouver Film Fest

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He'll be feted with the industry builder award for his eco-friendly efforts during production of the revived Fox series.

20th Century Fox Television's efforts to go green last year to bring the Vancouver-shot The X-Files back to primetime has earned creator Chris Carter a tribute at the upcoming Vancouver Film Festival.

Carter will receive an industry builder award for environmental sustainable steps taken with the revival series on set, such as efficient electricity and fuel use, recycling aluminum and steel used in set construction and avoiding CO2 emissions where possible.

Carter will accept the award Oct. 7 while hosting a daylong Sustainable Production Forum, to be attended by eco-friendly execs from Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal and representatives of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the World Bank.

The forum is part of the Vancouver festival's Impact stream of hot-button films like Robert Kenner's Command and Control, where the director and author Eric Schlosser create a Cold War-like thriller about a missile meltdown; Gianfranco Rosi's Berlin Golden Bear winner, Fire at Sea; journalist-photographer Theo Anthony's Baltimore-shot Rat Film; and Sam Pollard's Two Trains Runnin’ 1960s civil-rights struggle documentary.

Recognizing film is increasingly interactive in the digital realm, Vancouver fest organizers this year started programming titles as part of streams with lectures and public events to draw in cinemagoers.

The Vancouver Film Festival is set to run Sept. 29-Oct. 14.

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