The Seven Year Itch started pretty green with the Ökoprofit Certificate that was awarded to Green Film Shooting by Jens Kerstan, Minister for Environment and Energy, City of Hamburg. Implementation and valuation of best practices are also an issue for the Green Shooting Card that Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) and other institutions will award on a national level starting in 2019.
In France, Italy, and the USA, green film production is sprouting while in Austria, Finland, and Spain, the first seeds have been sown. In order to reduce its carbon footprint, film production needs an infrastructure with environmentally friendly energy solutions: zero-emission batteries, fuel cells, and renewables from the grid.
Beside the meat and the airline industries, textile pro- duction ranks as one of the biggest climate killers. But this sector is also witnessing the arrival of environmentally friendly innovations. A great example of the circular economy is being presented by the Berlinale, which is the first festival to roll out a red carpet made entirely from recycled fish nets. Congratulations, Dieter Kosslick!
In Germany, an ever growing number of cinemas are going green, and they can rely on The Green Cinema Handbook by the FFA, which presents best practices from exhibitors. Sustainable measures and models will be a theme at the 5th green Berlinale panel discussion Sustainability in Motion, held in cooperation with our principal partner Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) as well as with MFG Baden-Württemberg.