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Industry Report: Green Film Shooting

Industry Report: Green Film Shooting

Sustainable approaches, initiatives and projects to film production

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At Cannes, new innovations for green production in the spotlight

Cannes 2021 - Marché du Film

At Cannes, new innovations for green production in the spotlight

CANNES 2021: Green filmmaking is clearly on the rise but not all new technologies are as eco-friendly as they seems  

22 July 2021

Reducing film productions’ environmental impact is key for the future of Europe’s audiovisual sector, say experts

Industry / Market - Europe

Reducing film productions’ environmental impact is key for the future of Europe’s audiovisual sector, say experts

The “Boosting sustainable film through international collaboration” conference was co-organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  

18 June 2021

Green Production - no (false) excuses! II, Berlinale Co-Production Market

Industry Panel

Green Production - no (false) excuses! II, Berlinale Co-Production Market

BERLIN 2018: A panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market, focusing on environmentally sustainable film production  

19 February 2018

Green Production - no (false) excuses! I, Berlinale Co-Production Market

Industry Panel

Green Production - no (false) excuses! I, Berlinale Co-Production Market

BERLIN 2018: A panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market, focusing on environmentally sustainable film production  

19 February 2018

Michael Lehmann • CEO, Studio Hamburg Produktion

Green production has to become the new normal

Michael Lehmann • CEO, Studio Hamburg Produktion

Studio Hamburg Produktion CEO Michael Lehmann talks about setting goals and about the future of sustainable production  

24 August 2017

Lydia Dean Pilcher • Producer

The green queen

Lydia Dean Pilcher • Producer

Producer Lydia Dean Pilcher talks about the shooting of Disney drama Queen of Katwe, for which African crew members were trained as Eco Supervisors  

24 August 2017

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability Street

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability Street

On ITV’s continuing drama Coronation Street, best practices for green production are routine  

01 August 2017

Green Film Shooting: The illusion of a green garden

Green Film Shooting: The illusion of a green garden

Jolie’s Garden is the first VR project to go green  

01 August 2017

Green Film Shooting: An incentivizing proposal

Green Film Shooting: An incentivizing proposal

In Italy, the Trentino Film Fund is rewarding environmental sustainability in the film industry  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: Environmentally friendly delivery

Green Film Shooting: Environmentally friendly delivery

E-delivery of film prints reduces the cinema sector’s carbon footprint  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: Let’s green it in post

Green Film Shooting: Let’s green it in post

In France, a public swimming-pool is heated by the computing power of 3D animation  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: Energy is the key

Green Film Shooting: Energy is the key

German broadcasters reduce their carbon footprint  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: The Lord of the Things

Green Film Shooting: The Lord of the Things

The Film- und Theater-Ausstattung at Bavaria Film knows what set designers want  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: In the mood for LED

Green Film Shooting: In the mood for LED

Going green with light-emitting diodes, advanced generators, and multi-functional Snapbags  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: Pop stars on a green mission

Green Film Shooting: Pop stars on a green mission

Sardinia is enticing a new generation with green music videos  

31 July 2017

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability Reloaded

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability Reloaded

Sustainable production can be cost-efficient, as filmmakers and producers pointed out at Green Film Shooting's third Green Production Panel at the Berlinale  

08 March 2017

Green Film Shooting: Sustainable solutions for set design

Green Film Shooting: Sustainable solutions for set design

With myco Foam, an environmentally friendly mushroom material, Ecovative developed alternatives for Styrofoam and particleboard  

29 June 2016

Green Film Shooting: The Green Quiz Champion

Green Film Shooting: The Green Quiz Champion

German TV show proves that entertainment television can also be produced sustainably  

06 June 2016

Green Film Shooting: Ecologically-friendly alternatives

Green Film Shooting: Ecologically-friendly alternatives

Ecoprod Charter members present their sustainable solutions for Film/ TV  

06 May 2016

Green Film Shooting: The long lifespan of the LED

Green Film Shooting: The long lifespan of the LED

ZDF, the German public TV broadcaster, is modernizing its studios with environmentally friendly LED lighting that also offers a large number of creative options  

18 April 2016

Green Film Shooting: Local heroes in Italy

Green Film Shooting: Local heroes in Italy

Italian Film Commissions start implementing green guidelines in their regions  

05 April 2016

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability in fashion

Green Film Shooting: Sustainability in fashion

In the world of costume design, a sustainable production chain means producing clothing locally  

31 March 2016

Green Film Shooting: The green gate to the world

Green Film Shooting: The green gate to the world

The Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is sharing the tools and tricks of the trade of green production  

29 March 2016

The efficiency test

The efficiency test

LEDs for Schrotten's production  

25 February 2015

DutchView’s Vision

DutchView’s Vision

Green broadcasting is usual in the Netherlands  

25 February 2015

Ecology not on screen only

Ecology not on screen only

Renewals and energy efficience: a new trend among exhibitors  

25 February 2015

Smart supervision of a studio

Smart supervision of a studio

Greener productions for Bavaria Filmstudios  

25 February 2015

Innovation is a priority

Innovation is a priority

The importance of the sustainability manager  

25 February 2015

A green call for cinemas

British exhibitors go sustainable  

24 February 2015

NDR broadens its horizons

The LED panels' revolution for studio backlighting  

24 February 2015

Animation takes a step foward

The first sustainably produced animated film by Fabian&Fred  

24 February 2015

Serial sustainability

Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion : the audiovisual's sky is Green  

24 February 2015

The French Connection

The French Ecoprod's green philosophy  

24 February 2015

The green consciousness of a production

The green consciousness of a production

The Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein will pay the Eco Supervisor’s salary  

03 February 2015

Eco-Cinema Guide

Eco-Cinema Guide

Useful advice for making more environmentally friendly audiovisual production in the French Community of Belgium  

11 March 2014

The greenlight to "Go green"

The greenlight to "Go green"

When Baz Luhrmann brought F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s novel The Great Gatsby to the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, it looked like the Roaring Twenties were celebrating their come back. But a different kind of zeitgeist prevailed behind the scenes. Warner Bros., as a leader in adopting sustainable production practices, followed its ambitious approach to green the film shoot in Australia  

26 February 2014

Sustainability from scratch

Sustainability from scratch

With the Green Film Making Project, the Dutch foundation Strawberry Earth aims to encourage filmmakers to produce their films sustainably. Producers can practice and participate in a green short film competition, workshops, and sessions with international industry experts  

26 February 2014

Green Consciousness on the Set

Green Consciousness on the Set

Since Spring 2013, student films at the Hamburg Media School have been produced sustainably. The students plan their productions according to the criteria that are required to receive Green Shooting Card certification, which is issued by the Film Förderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH)  

26 February 2014

A Climate of Change

A Climate of Change

Bavaria Film Studios have revolutionized their energy policy. The heating system works sustainably with geothermal energy and electricity which is generated by hydropower. Productions made in the studio complex are adopting the concept as well...  

26 February 2014

What producers want

What producers want

Saving energy is a key requirement for every green film production. Best Practice Guides advise to use energy efficient lighting  

25 February 2014

Studio Hamburg makes it happen

Studio Hamburg makes it happen

Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion is aiming to increase the number of sustainably produced TV series  

25 February 2014

Sustainability reloaded

Sustainability reloaded

The South of France attracts productions with various incentives to commit to green film production  

25 February 2014

An important incentive

An important incentive

Producers who want to shoot their films sustainably are often confronted with lots of practical problems and they are concerned about the added expenses of time and money. In Belgium, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) is listening to these concerns and is coming up with practical solutions  

25 February 2014

The formula for green success

The formula for green success

Herbig and his crew established sustainability goals for travel, materiel, waste management, supply/purchasing, carbon emissions/energy, and communications  

25 February 2014

Best practices for the industry

Best practices for the industry

Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) has created a green label as a brand of approval for sustainable productions  

25 February 2014

Built to last

Built to last

The SOL laptop, which never needs to be plugged in for recharging is the perfect computer for film crews shooting on location.  

25 February 2014

Solar-powered cinema

Solar-powered cinema

With Solar Cinema, Dutch filmmaker Maureen Prins has launched an international project that combines the best of film culture and sustainability. She is bringing her solar powered screening system to areas in Europe where movie theaters do not exist anymore or where independent films cannot be seen  

25 February 2014

The subway is four times faster

The subway is four times faster

Director Lars Jessen intends makes everyone of his productions as eco-friendly as possible  

25 February 2014

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

Industry / Market - Germany

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

The effort, also promoted by Netflix, aims to sensitise the industry to produce films and series in a more ecologically sustainable manner  

28 October 2021

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Germany

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

The conference brought together experienced experts and exhibitors in order to discuss energy efficiency, renewables and waste management  

05 October 2021

San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production

San Sebastián 2021 – San Sebastián Industry

San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production

Professionals are asking for direct intervention from the institutions to establish green standards within the value chain, so that the audiovisual sector can lead the environmental shift  

22 September 2021

At CineLink, industry reps discuss strategies for making international co-productions greener and sustainable - and the challenges involved

Sarajevo 2021 - CineLink Industry Days

At CineLink, industry reps discuss strategies for making international co-productions greener and sustainable - and the challenges involved

The talk, moderated by Tamara Tatishvili, brought together producers, film fund representatives and environmental consultants  

24 August 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

New Horizons 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

A specialised open hybrid lecture was held by Fabian Lindner, green consultant for several broadcasters and film funds  

20 August 2021

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