Green studies at the Nordic Film Days

Green production will also be an issue at the Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium which are accompanying the Nordic Film Days on November 4 and 5. Located at the Diele at Mengstraße 41-43, the two-day event invites Film and Media scholars, Scandinavian Studies researchers, film professionals and students to panel discussions on film-related subjects. The Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium kicks off with the theme "Environmental issues in Nordic Film and Television". Pietari Kääpä, Professor, University of Warwick, will speak about ecocritical perspectives on/ in film and television while Julia Leyda, IASS Potsdam & NTNU Trondheim, will follow with the presentation “Occuppied: Cli-Fi and Contempary TV”.


Green actions behind the camera will be the subject matter at the panel discussion "Environmental Issues in European Film Production" that takes place on November 4 at 1pm at Diele. Moderated by Pietari Kääpä, German writer/ director Lars Jessen, Caroline Gjerulff from Copenhagen Film Fund and Birgit Heidsiek, Publisher, Green Film Shooting will talk about sustainable film production in Europe. While many industries have to follow environmental standards, there is still a need to increase the awareness of sustainability in the film and media industry.



As Lars Jessen proved with various films he directed such as Fraktus, Bloß kein Stress as well as the German crime series Großstadtrevier, it is not so complicated to go green with a production. If the director, main actor and the producers are willing to act in a more sustainable way, it is not so difficult to convince the rest of the crew members. But often it is still not so easy to introduce meatless days on set.


Meanwhile, in Copenhagen the Scandi restaurant Noma sets the bar very high in its local cuisine with simple-sounding dishes such as apples and lemon thyme, cabbage leaves and new Danish potato. The compositions of chef René Redzepi are featured in the documentary Noma – My Perfect Storm by Pierre Deschamps which will be presented at the Nordic Film Days.



Noma was awarded as the world’s best restaurant. The film shows what a difference people can make in cooking and that is also the case in catering and cinema behind the scenes.


The Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium takes place at the Diele which is located at Mengstraße 41-43, close to the corner of An der Untertrave.


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