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…

Doreen Boonekamp, Director of The Netherlands Film Fund

Doreen Boonekamp, Director of The Netherlands Film Fund

The Green Film Making Project, an initiative of Strawberry Earth, is made possible by way of partnerships with many pre-existing, established entities. One of the most reputable is The Netherlands Film Fund. In this latest edition of the Who’s Who in Green Filmmaking Online Series, Doreen Boonekamp, the director of the Netherlands Film Fund, talks the future of the Dutch film industry, green filmmaking, and the taking on of an industry Sustainability Manager: “the best developed sustainable practices, will also hopefully become the easy and obvious choices for productions too.” [photo: Yvonne Witte] read more…

Dutch ‘Green Filmmaking Experts’ Jury Mexico’s ECOFILM Festival

Dutch ‘Green Filmmaking Experts’ Jury Mexico’s ECOFILM Festival

Foreign film industries have taken a great interest in the practical approach that Dutch producers, and the Green Filmmaking Project have been taking on; in bringing sustainable innovation to the film practise. And Mexico’s professionals in particular, have been eyeing The Green Filmmaking Project as a lucrative example within the field. This is why Chai Locher (GFMP, Project Leader) and Wiendelt Hooijer (GFMP, Project Coordinator) were asked to host a workshop on the ‘Dutch approach’ to green filmmaking, during Mexico’s ECOFILM Festival in 2013. And this year they were asked to follow-up by participating as international jury members for the 2014 festival. read more…