BERLINALE adds "Green Film Shooting seminar"

Climate action and environmentally sustainable management are highly important. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the whole society needs to assume responsibility for these issues. The same holds true for the world of filmmaking.

Green film shooting and producing is gaining more and more attention in the media industry. Against this backdrop, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media aim to provide a stimulus for better integrating environmental goals into filmmaking. We invite you to discuss this topic.

First experiences of sustainable productions clearly show the diverse nature of the aspects and measures to be considered. These include the technical and organisational requirements of sustainable media production, which takes into consideration the film’s subject, shooting location, artistic design etc. Economic aspects and the standards of the different film promotion schemes of the German Federation and the federal states need to be taken into account as well.

With our invited experts, we would like to talk about ways to achieve more sustainable filmmaking. These include successful approaches on sustainable media production that already exist and further conditions and incentives for sustainable film shooting that can be created. We also want to discuss the criteria for standardisation and certification and possibilities for financial incentives, for example as part of film promotion.