Green event: Sustainability on Set

Sustainability on Set is the issue of the fourth panel discussion on green production at Berlinale  that Green Film Shooting is hosting in cooperation with the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) and MFG Baden-Württemberg. Making movies without making a mess
 is possible, as Emellie O‘Brien, CEO and Founder of New York-based company Earth Angel will address in a keynote.


Sustainability on set is paying off as various examples are proving. The German Berlin Competition film 3 Tage in Quiberon by Emily Atef was awarded a Green Shooting Card. The German-French co-production that received production support from the FFHSH is produced by Rohfilm Factory. Producer Karsten Stöter who already gained international attention with films such as Lunchbox and Lore will talk about the sustainable measures on set.


Another Bear contender is the Italian film Figlia Mia by Laura Bispuri that followed during shooting the green protocol of the Sardegna Film Commisssion. Nevina Satta, CEO of the film fund, will give an insight in the sustainability strategy at Sardinia. Producer Marta Donzelli from Rome-based Vivo Film who already produced the award-winning film Quattro Volte in an environmental-friendly, will point ot which green actions were taken during the production of Figlia Mia. For the first time, European broadcaster Sky decided to produce sustainably the series Acht Tage that was partly shot in Berlin. Sustainability Consultant Grit Belitz who was in charge for the green production efforts will share her experience.


Eco Supervisor Emellie O‘Brien already has a long-time experience when it comes to sustainability on set.  Among the various projects of which she reduced the carbon footprint are huge Hollywood movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Noah and Queen of Katwe.  Her latest green production is Steven Spielberg’s new feature film The Post that stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.


An important issue on set is also waste management. One panel discussion will be dedicated to waste management, recycling, and life cycle assessment. Under the motto ‘Don‘t waste the waste’ Adrian Wootton, CEO, Film London, French Ecoprod Adviser Joanna Gallardo and Tim Wagendorp, Sustainability Coordinator, Flanders Audiovisual Fund in Belgium will give insights into the best practices of waste management in their countries. They are also part of the European Green Screen project that plans to standardize environmental practices so that sustainable production measures for film and TV may be adopted across Europe.


The discussion will be moderated by Birgit Heidsiek, Publisher of Green Film Shooting.  Sustainability on Set will take place on February 17, 2018, 2.30 – 4pm at 
Landesvertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg beim Bund in Berlin. For registration please RSVP before February 14, 2018.


Photos: © Ilaria Constanzo, Bildschön, VAF, Universal Pictures, Hans Glick, Peter Hartwig/Rohfilm Factory, Valerio Bispuri, Hendrik Reichelt

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