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Taking the film industry into the future

Green Film Making challenges film professionals to work more sustainable. Since 2015, Sustainability Manager Els Rientjes has been facilitated by the Netherlands Film Fund and aims to inspire filmmakers to take the Dutch film industry into the future.

Green Film Making is making progress in collaboration with producers, sustainable entrepreneurs, film schools and other pioneers in the film industry. With this website we offer a platform for sustainable production through inspiring initiatives, innovative ideas and provocative news from home and abroad. Welcome!

This fall Green Film Making focusses on sustainable catering on set. For example by researching how waste sorting and waste disposal can be improved. We would like to built on experiences already gained on sets. To do this we would like to get in touch with enthusiastic caters who would like to share their experiences for our research and who would like to attend our special workshop to take place in January next year. Would you like a slice of that cake? Email us at:

Join Green Film Making by taking part in our workshops, sign up your production for our pilots or visit us at festivals. Our Toolkit contains numerous tips and tricks to help you on your way with sustainable production. You can also share your experiences in the field of sustainable innovation with filmmakers from all over the world. And sign up for the newsletter (dutch)!

We are also always interested in new collaborations with sustainable entrepreneurs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and share your small or big ideas!

On November 23 Green Film Making will host two Doc Talks during IDFA. Extended Q&A’s with special guests moderated by sustainability manager Els Rientjes following films with a sustainable theme that stimulate the mind and deepen our knowledge about social issues.

18:30 – Eating Animals

Our guests will be director Eddy Terstall and film caterer Esther Akkerhuis of Spek & Bonen Catering.

21:15 – Let There Be Light

With guest Prof. Dr. Marco de Baar, theme-leader fusion at DIFFER, Dutch Institute for Fusion Energy Research.

Both screenings will take place in the Rode Zaal (Red Room) of the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. Read more here.