The Sustainable Cinema Revolution

For the third time, Green Film Shooting and Cine-Regio are hosting a panel discussion on green film production at the Cannes Film Festival. Sustainable initiatives, projects and actions have taken root throughout the world since the first green seeds were sown in the film industry. Filmmakers now understand that environmentally-friendly production is not rocket science.


European productions such as In My Room by Ulrich Köhler, which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, and the animated short film Carlotta’s Face, which will be featured in the Next Generation Short Tiger program at the Croisette, followed Best Practices similar to those Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood movie The Post did. The on-set sustainability program was designed by New York-based Eco-Supervisor Emellie O’Brien, who has already turned The Amazing Spider-Man 2 into a green action hero.


In Europe, film funds and film commissions often play a key role in green production by both inspiring filmmakers as well as by offering them incentives. At the panel discussion, the producers Claudia Steffen from Pandora Filmproduktion (In My Room), Fabien Driehorst from German animation studio Fabian & Fred (Carlotta’s Face), the film fund managers Nevina Satta (Sardegna Film Commisssion Foundation), Joanna Gallardo (Ecoprod), Pierrete Baillot (Screen Brussels Film Commission), Enrico De Lotto (Torino Piemonte Film Commission) and Eco Supervisor Emellie O’Brien will discuss the green ways they want to take.


The event takes places at the Italian Pavilion, Hotel Le Majestic – Salon Marta, on Sunday, May 13 from 9.30 to 11.30 am.  If you like to attend the event, please RSVP.

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