Shades of Green discussion at the Berlinale

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 place at the Landesvertretung Hamburg on February 7 .
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in international Film/TV production. Glamorous green carpets are only one shade of it. Going green requires us to rethink routines and to break new ground in order to make an ecological impact. A lower carbon footprint indicates reduced energy consumption and it can be a real cost cutter. The key question: What does it take for productions to go green?
Is it enough to conduct training workshops on sustainable methods and measures? Does the Film/TV industry need green incentives? Will productions implement green best practices only if guidelines require their carbon footprint before they receive full funding?
Different approaches, models, and experiences used in various European countries will be discussed by Eva Hubert, Director Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), Joanna Gallardo, Coordinator of French consortium Ecoprod, Siebe Dumon from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund in Belgium as well as Els Rientjes, Sustainability Manager at the Netherlands Film Fund.
The discussion will be moderated by Birgit Heidsiek, Publisher of Green Film Shooting.

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