Taking the film industry into the future

The Green Film Making Project, a Strawberry Earth initiative, challenges film professionals to work more sustainable. Since 2012, the Green Film Making Project collaborates with production companies, sustainable entrepreneurs, film schools and leading institutes in the film sector.

We aim to inspire filmmakers to take the film industry into the future. With this organically growing blog we connect you to the latest international news and inspiration in the field of green filmmaking and sustainable production news.

Find best practises in our toolkit, meet inspiring experts in the field of green filmmaking in our Who’s Who section and check out video registrations of our events. In the third edition of the Green Film Making Competition we work together with European students. We encourage young filmmakers to come up with innovative sustainable solutions for on-set.

Join us by sharing your stories on sustainable innovation with other filmmakers around the world. This year we will continue to expand our international toolkit with tips and tricks for green filmmakers.

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  • Workshop ‘Sustainable Production in Practice': March 19th, 13:30 – 17:30 pm (+ drinks) at PLLEK in Amsterdam. Admission is Free. RSVP to rsvp@strawberryearth.com, & get all the details here.

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Invitation: ‘Sustainable Production in Practice’ Workshop

On Thursday, March 19th you’re invited to participate in a workshop: ‘Sustainable Production in Practice’ from 13:30 to 17:30 pm (+ drinks) at PLLEK in Amsterdam. The workshop will be hosted by Els Rientjes (Sustainability Manager to the Dutch Film industry) who will, together with experienced green filmmakers and sustainability experts, take an in-depth look at the current practice of sustainable production. Drawing on concrete examples, and knowledge from the related fields of sustainability, the workshop will explore the present technical applications of green filmmaking on sets. After the workshop, there will be light refreshments alongside an open networking exchange, where attendees are asked to ‘raise their glass’ with us, on behalf of taking the film industry into the future. read more…

From ‘Greening the Screen’ (UK) to ‘Shades of Green’ at the upcomming Berlinale (DE); industry is buzzing with overwhelming talks of commitment to sustainable practise

Earlier in January, the BFI and BAFTA jointly presented the latest event in their annual Greening the Screen series. At the Jan 14th event, leading practitioners from both UK TV and Film, got together for an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations that showcased the current best practice for environmentally responsible production. The  event explored the ways in which the industry can lessen its negative impacts, while highlighting  the steps that film production professionals can currently take to support more sustainable practices. This is a much needed area of attention, as the film industry based in the UK annually emits 150,000 tonnes of CO2 from film production alone. The conversation that was started at the Greening the Screen event will be further continued next month at the Berlinale during Shades of Green – Do we need rules to take responsibility? a hosted panel discussion at the festival on Feb.7th. [image: Vrij Nederland] read more…

Film Industry Awards Season: Cutting Carbon Doesn’t Mean Cutting Quality

Best Picture: The Theory Of Everything took home the top film gong at the EE BAFTAs 2015 on Sunday night
Both the film festival and awards seasons are upon us, and this year a top film production is proving that the sustainable approach does not compromise the quality of a film’s end product. The sustainably produced The Theory of Everything is a gallantly-green, top award contender for 2015. It has already won 2 Golden Globes and 3 BAFTA‘s, as it heads into Feb. 22nd’s Academy Awards Ceremony with a total of 5 nominations. The film’s nominations include recognition in the most prestigious award categories (best motion picture, best actor, best actress, etc.) for the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and the Oscars alike; proving that cutting down on carbon, does not cut down on quality. Thanks to the help of sustainability consultants at Greenshoot, The Theory of Everything stands as a brilliant example of the high quality successes to be found in green filmmaking. read more…