The German broadcaster Nordddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) is modernizing its TV studios with energy efficient LED backlight lamps from Cologne-based Lightequip, which use nearly half as much power as traditional fluorescents. Since 2014, the main studio in the NDR backlot, … Read more
Shades of Green – Do we need rules to take responsibility?
is the title of a panel discussion which is hosted by Green Film Shooting and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) at the Berlin International Film Festival. The event takes … Read more
A tour of the Bavaria Film Studios in the southern part of Munich amazes even Hollywood producers who have seen it all. Renewable energy is generated by hydroelectricity and geothermal teleheating, which makes Bavaria Film Studios one of the first … Read more
Ecoprod, a network composed of film-funding agencies, broadcasters, and environmental agencies, has launched sustainability as a driving force in the audiovisual sector in France. In 2014, the Centre National du Cinema (CNC) began investing € 6m per year in … Read more
At the Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), the green light is on. To encourage producers to commit to sustainable approaches for their supported projects, producers may now apply for a trained Eco Supervisor. The film fund will pay the salary if the … Read more
By introducing the first sustainable Outdoor Broadcasting (“OB”) van, the Dutch service company DutchView is setting a new benchmark in the broadcast business. This energy-efficient television production vehicle consumes 30% less energy than a traditional OB van, which makes it … Read more
At the 5th annual Ile-de-France Location Expo which will bring about 80 exhibitors on February 3 and 4 to Paris, the French consortium Ecoprod invites to a conference about the commitment of cinema professionals for sustainable shooting. Stephan Guillemet, Director … Read more
The sustainably produced feature film Schrotten is a triple debut for the Hamburg-based production company Tamtam Film. This witty tragicomedy is not only the first feature film by the Student Academy Award winner Max Zähle, but it is also … Read more
Costuming played an integral role in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, Noah. The Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson went for rough and raw fabrics: flax, linen, and cotton. All of the costumes had to be made without any animal … Read more
Since January 2015, every Dutch film project that receives a production grant from the Netherlands Film Fund can benefit from the know-how a complimentary Sustainability Manager can give them. Creative producer Els Rientjes helps producers green their films.
“Innovation is … Read more