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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Online ‘How to Green you Film Production (so far)’ Guide – Now in updated reprint!

Online ‘How to Green you Film Production (so far)’ Guide – Now in updated reprint!

Back in the summer of 2013, the Green Film Making Project developed and published the first sustainable production guide for the Dutch film industry: How to Green Your Film Production (so far). Created in collaboration with professional working filmmakers, and participants of the Green Film Making Project, the guide was developed to assist filmmakers and other audiovisual professionals who wanted to be more sustainable with the production of their films, commercials, and music videos. At this point (and almost one year after the original publication!) the guide has been published in a new, improved, updated and reprinted version. read more…

Breakthrough: The Netherlands Film Fund Facilitating Sustainability Manager for the Dutch Film Industry

Breakthrough: The Netherlands Film Fund Facilitating Sustainability Manager for the Dutch Film Industry

The Dutch film industry is proud to announce, that it has found it’s first on-set Sustainability Manager. As of January 1, 2015 Els Rientjes will be the first official Sustainability Manager for the Dutch film industry. The big announcement was made by Doreen Boonekamp, on behalf of the Dutch Film Fund, and during the Netherlands Film Festival 2014. A very big step forward for the greening of the Dutch Film Industry, the news was presented to the public during the Green Film Making Project’s masterclass ‘Green Filmmaking: The Future of Producing’ on October 2. [Photo: Els Rientjes and Doreen Boonekamp, by Michael Vervuurt] read more…

Green Film Making Competition for European Students: Winners are In!

Green Film Making Competition for European Students: Winners are In!

Drrrrrrum roll please: the winning teams of the 2014 Green Film Making Competition for European Students have been announced! Green Film making Project Ambassador and actress Thekla Reuten was present at The Netherlands Film Festival‘s masterclass ‘Green Filmmaking: The Future of Producing’ last week, to make the big announcement. The initial task of the competition was for students to come up with innovative and sustainable solutions for existing film production practices such as: lighting, art direction, transportation, energy consumption, craft services, etc. Without further ado, the winners are: 1st the Students of Filmbase in Ireland with their production ‘Poison Pen‘, 2nd  the Students of the University of Arts in The NL, and 3rd the Students of The Grand Independent in England. Congratulations to all! read more…