Sustainability in Vision

At the Festival de CannesGreen Film Shooting and Cine-Regio Green are hosting a panel discussion where various European experts will share their expertise and experience with sustainable Film/TV production and green cinema. Green production starts with awareness and requires know-how, training, and tools.


Pauline Burt, CEO, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Christiane Dopp, Project Manager, Green Shooting Card at Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Luca Ferrario, Project Manager, Trentino Film Fund, Joanna Gallardo, Adviser Ecoprod and Nevina Satta, CEO Sardegna Film Foundation will present their green initiatives. They are going to discuss what are the biggest obstacles of green production and how can they be solved.


Industry representatives such as Achim Rohnke, CEO, Bavaria Film and Richard Smith, Sustainability Manager, BBC / BAFTA Ambassador will give an insight in their approaches to green big entities such as a film studio and a TV station. Further panelists who will share their experience with sustainability production are Swedish line producer Ronny Fritsche, French Producer, Mylène Ollivier from Cinéorama as well Italian producer and CEO Apapaia, Simone Bachini.


Majestic (1)It will also be an issue what does it take for cinemas to go green. Exhibitors such as Pedro Barbadillo from CineCiutat in Spain, Board of Directors CICAE as well as Christian Bräuer, President AG Kino, will report about powering their cinemas with renewable energy.


The panel discussion will be moderated by Birgit Heidsiek, Publisher Green Film Shooting. Organized in cooperation with the Italian Film Commissions and Cinecittà Luce, the event will take place on Friday, May 13 from 2–4 pm at the Hotel Le Majestic, Salon Marta. Please RSVP here.




  1. Thank you for this post. It’s really great to see things evolving. Hats off to eco-activists and celebrities that do more from their behalf but also challenge the industry to do so as well.

    Not so long ago Cannes Festival was a massive wasteland festival while today Cannes has set up compacting bins powered by solar energy, which will limit the number of garbage trucks and misplaced trash often ending up in the sea. It also uses now a 100% recyclable rug and although it is changed 3 times a day, it no longer ends its life lin the landfill but at the manufacturer for recycling. Similarly, the Palme d’Or is now made of sustainable gold. All that and the initiatives decribed in this post are good news, lets hope the momentum lasts long enough for tangible positive impacts.

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