About Us

Green Film Shooting provides a platform for sustainability in the media industry.

Sustainability has already become a key issue in several branches of the industry, such as vehicle construction and energy economy. Our resources are limited. Water and air are not free goods that may be infinitely exploited, a premise once enshrined by economists in their theories. The warnings made by the Club of Rome, which published its report The Limits to Growth in 1972, have gone unheeded for decades.

Meanwhile, it has dawned on the globalized world that energy efficiency also means cost efficiency. And the level of energy consumption in the media industry is enormous. According to a study by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) two percent of all worldwide carbon emissions result from information and communication technologies… and they’re still counting!

Green Film Shooting presents approaches to sustainable operating methods – in Europe as well as all over the world. Sustainable media production involves everything from feature films for theatrical and/or TV release, TV series, and commercials, all the way to broadcast technology, energy-efficient cinemas, and smart IT management, not to mention, on the consumer level, recyclable DVD covers produced without toxic solvents.

Green Film Shooting is also a forum for ambitious and creative professionals in the media to share their experiences, information, ideas, and new approaches. The measures, models, and methods differ, because it is emblematic of Europe’s diversity that many countries are developing their own carbon calculators.

But when it comes to crucial issues, they unite to agree. As the first International Conference on Green IT recognized, hardware obsolescence must stop. In the U.S., it’s not only big Hollywood productions that are cutting costs by avoiding waste and recycling, but smaller scale productions, as well. Earth Angels make sure of it by following its motto:

Make movies without making a mess!

Who we are

Birgit Heidsiek KopieBirgit Heidsiek, a graduate in Political Science, has been a journalist covering national and international media for many years. In addition to her work as a writer/editor, she is the publisher of Green Film Shooting magazine and the independently produced Branchen Bulletin serie. She also works in a Public Relations capacity in Broadcasting and Post Production. At the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, where she is a member of the faculty, she teaches courses in the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technical Journalism departments.

Our partners

Green Film Shooting was created in close cooperation with the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), which introduced sustainable production to Germany in 2011 with the Green Shooting Card, a trademarked seal of recognition and approval for green productions. FFHSH is Green Film Shooting’s strategic partner.

Green Film Shooting is an international platform for the creative film and media industry, so it is of the utmost importance to provide our content to media and market members throughout the world. Thanks to our partnership with the European online portal Cineuropa, our work is published in  French, Spanish and Italian.

Green Film Shooting also presents English-language coverage for the PGA Green website, a project of the Producers Guild of America in Hollywood.