On Feb.7th in conjunction with the Berinale International Film Festival, there will be a hosted panel discussion on sustainability in media production, and you’re invited. Get all of the details here. [photo: behance.net]

Panel Discussion – Shades of Green: Do we need rules to take responsibility?

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in international Film/TV production. Glamorous green carpets are only one shade of it. Going green requires us to rethink routines and to break new ground in order to make an ecological impact. A lower carbon footprint indicates reduced energy consumption and it can be a real cost cutter. The key question: What does it take for productions to go green? Is it enough to conduct training workshops on sustainable methods and measures? Does the Film/TV industry need green incentives? Will productions implement green best practices only if guidelines require their carbon footprint before they receive full funding? Different approaches, models, and experiences used in various European countries will be discussed.

Where & When

February 7, 2015 – 2.30 – 4.00 p.m.
Landesvertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg beim Bund
Jägerstraße 1 – 3, 10117 Berlin (one subway stop from Potsdamer Platz/ U2 – Mohrenstraße)

International Experts Present

Siebe Dumon, Head of Training and Research, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Belgium
Joanna Gallardo Ecoprod Adviser – The-Ile-de-France Film Commission, France
Eva Hubert, Executive Director, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), Germany
Els Rientjes, Sustainability Manager, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands

The workshop will be moderated by Birgit Heidsiek, Publisher/ Green Film Shooting.

RSVP to dopp@ffhsh.de

About Germany’s Green Film Shooting

Green Film Shooting is an independent initiative launched by Publisher Birgit Heidsiek in 2012. Green Film Shooting magazine is published every year on the occasion of the Berlin International Film Festival. It focuses on sustainability in the Film/TV and Media industry. Green Film Shooting magazine’s website keeps film professionals up-to-date on new approaches, activities, and developments in the global Film/TV and Media industry.

Green Film Shooting is produced in cooperation with the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), one of the oldest public film fund in Germany, which also introduced Germany to sustainable production methods. Since 2012, the FFHSH awards sustainable Film/TV productions with the Green Shooting Card .

The Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Green Film Shooting want to raise the awareness of sustainable workflows in the media world. The media industry, aside from monitoring its carbon footprint, also has impact as a role model that can make a crucial difference in public opinion and its support for sustainability.