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.
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…
The film, entitled Cassiopeia, begins shooting in May and is an ambitious and intense drama short, about two lovers that meet again after not having seen each other for two years. The production is also a Masters project for a team of international film students at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Art, who are aiming to produce their film as eco-friendly as possible. That’s why the student production team behind ‘Cassiopeia’ has made its very own ‘Green Production Guide’; a guide that coordinates specific green filmmaking efforts among all of the project’s members & levels of production. In order to take full advantage, the green filmmaking approach is prominently featured on most of the project’s promotional materials, effectively broadening the scope of confident film funders & shareholders. As a sign of great success, the crew’s green filmmaking ethos has already been awarded the SRS Student Project Grant by the University of Edinburgh’s Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability – Bravo! You can support the green production of Cassiopeia on its Indigogo page here, or check out its Green Production Guide here.
Policies on sustainability, and more sustainable practices, have already made their way as ‘norm’ across many pertinent and high emitting industries – think cars, energy supply, waste management. The film/TV industries however, have yet to enforce limits on their carbon emission outputs, despite the fact that these highly visible industries posses great social influence, and often rely on funding via pubic resources. That’s why at the Berlinale International Film Festival this year, representatives of several European Film Funds and green filmmaking initiatives sat down to discuss the film industry’s continued move towards more sustainable production practice. Yup, and it all went down at a panel entitled ‘Shades of Green’. [image: Bildschön]