It was a decade ago when Green Film Shooting raised the question of whether public film funding should require compliance with environmental standards. Today, it’s a reality. The new German film law (FFG) requires effective measures that are in compliance with ecological sustainability. And in France, the National Center for Film and Moving Images (CNC) developed an ambitious action plan to foster the film industry’s transition to ecological sustainability.
The potential for innovation in the film and media industry is enormous. New solutions for energy supplies are being required on set. Hybrid solutions are gaining ground. Renewables for hybrid solutions are being produced by photovoltaic systems that equipment rental houses have installed on the rooftops of their premises. But transportation and mobility are also opening new avenues for slowing down.
Digitization is making it possible to recreate settings in a mixed reality studio or even to shoot scenes in far-away countries without actually having to travel there. Thanks to digital tracking, costumes and props are being reused. Cinemas are welcoming the circular economy’s approach. A reusable cup solution is reducing as much as seventy tons of waste per year for a chain of multiplex cinemas.
The reduced use of energy, transportation, and resources not only cuts carbon emissions, but it also benefits the budget as well as the climate.
We proudly present the 10th edition of Green Film Shooting magazine, which will be distributed physically at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.