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Green Film Making @ IDFA 2017

  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. As always there will be plenty of room for questions from the audience. Without further ado, this years’ line-up: Eating Animals Director: Christopher Quinn Duration: 95 min 18:30 Brakke Grond – Red Room Eating Animals is a complex but fascinating exploration of a habit that we just can’t get rid of. Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer with the same name, this documentary offers a truckload of convincing arguments to reduce meat consumption and to restrict factory farming. An impressive line-up of experts shed light on the complexities of this issue, richly illustrated with historical fragments and, inevitably but necessary, sometimes shocking footage. Our guests for the Q&A are Dutch director Eddy Terstall and Esther Akkerhuis, film caterer and owner of Spek & Bonen Catering. Eddy Terstall (1964) is known for his films Transit, Hufters & Hofdames, Vox Populi, and the critically acclaimed Simon (2004) that won four Golden Calves. His latest film, Alberta (2017), was largely shot in Canada. Eddy is fundamentally opposed to the suffering of animals and industrial farming and takes this into account in his work. He is also actively involved with Dutch political party Party for the Animals for whom he made two campaign films for the 2012 parliamentary elections. In 2014 he was on the Party for the Animals ballot for the European elections. Esther Akkerhuis (1976) has been working...

Green Screen Day IDFA 2016

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 IDFA Green Screen Day 2016 IDFA Green Screen Day 2016 Green Film Making kijkt wederom tevreden terug op haar samenwerking met IDFA dit jaar. Op woensdag 23 november presenteerde GFM twee films en besprak deze na met een aantal bijzondere en deskundige gasten. De opkomst was talrijk en de gesprekken na de films waren stimulerend. Wat en wie er die avond te zien en te horen waren zetten we hieronder nog even op een rij. The Borneo Case – Dylan Williams / Erik Pauser (2016) Nagesprek met Paul Wolvekamp (Both ENDS), en regisseurs Dylan Williams en Erik Pauser o.l.v. Els Rientjes (Green Film Making) ‘Mijn huis is hier onder ergens’ wijst een man in een gemotoriseerde kano terwijl hij over een kunstmatig meer scheert. De provincie Sarawak op Maleisisch Borneo was ooit het soort plek uit een droom: regenwoud, watervallen, de mens die in harmonie met de natuur leeft. ‘Was het soort plek’, aangezien 90% van het oerwoud inmiddels is verwoest door de gebruikelijke verdachten: een corrupte overheid, houtkappers en de grootste internationale banken. Ze zijn samen verantwoordelijk voor het illegaal gebruik van land en natuurlijk grondstoffen uit winstoogmerk: kappen van tropisch hout, turfgrond voor palmolie plantages, mineraalmijnen en de bouw van hydro-elektrische dammen. We volgen een team van doortastende onderzoeksjournalisten en activisten die in de loop van 25 jaar proberen de verstikkende greep op het land los te wrikken. Hun onvermoeide inzet leidt tot een onverwachte uitkomst. Paul Wolvekamp Paul Wolvekamp is net terug uit Thailand, waar hij een bijeenkomst van de Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) heeft...

Green Screen Day IDFA 2015

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 Green Screen Day IDFA 2015 On 26 November 2015 Green Film Making hosted another edition of its Green Screen Day in collaboration with IDFA. Four documentaries with a broadening view on social and sustainable issues were selected for screening; with introductions and Q&A’s by special guests. Green Film Making also invited architect and innovation specialist Thomas Rau for a special lecture: “Our being is temporary, the consequences are permanent.” Rau analysed and discussed the steps we have to take to turn sustainability into durability and presented a model for a new economic system. Read a detailed report of his talk here (in Dutch). About Thomas Rau: Entrepeneur, architect, innovator, inspirator and visionary. There is a lot on the plate of Thomas Rau, who has since many years been giving significant input into the field of sustainability, renewable energy sources and architecture as well as to how to deal with the current lack of raw materials. With his architectural firm RAU he has developed multiple innovations in the field of carbon-neutral, energy-neutral and energy positive construction and recently also for circular architecture. In everything he does he let’s himself be guided by what will be needed in the future instead of what is feasible today and he shows with great enthusiasm that our energy crisis can actually be solved. Plenty of renewable energy, it’s just a matter of the right attitude. The films that were presented in this years edition were: Salero – dir Mike Plunkett Moises is one of the last...

Green Film Making at Dutch Film Festival 2015

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 Green Film Making at Dutch Film Festival 2015 On September 28th and 29th 2015 Els Rientjes (Green Film Making) went equipped with a number of questions and a tray full of “green shots” to the National Film Conference 2015 NFF. Rientjes wanted to gauge with the film professionals themselves what the current situation is with sustainable producing in the Netherlands and to motivate them to go the extra mile. She went looking for the green ambitions of the main players in the Dutch cinema industry. The delicious green vitamin shot was intended to give an extra boost to young and old; so everyone will really commit to go green together. “A ‘green shot’ because we gotta!...