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.

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Recap: The Green Film Making Project hosts ‘Green Screen Day’ 2014 Success at the IDFA

Recap: The Green Film Making Project hosts ‘Green Screen Day’ 2014 Success at the IDFA

On Thursday, Nov. 27th we hosted the 2nd annual ‘Green Screen Day’, for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, at the Brakke Grond in the city center. For the event, we presented special screenings for the top three documentaries – as selected by our team- from the festival’s ‘Green Screen’ program, & each provided an in-depth exploration on a different aspect of sustainability. The on-site experts & filmmakers who introduced the films, & who also held open Q&A sessions with audiences, contributed to make the screenings even more stimulating & inspiring. Because two of the three films screened sold out of tickets & also made it onto the IDFA’s Top 10 list of Audience Favourites, we can truly say that the day was a most engaging & green success! See photos of the day’s events right here .Continue to see the recap film of IDFA. [photos:Michael Vervuurt] read more…

Chai Locher & Wiendelt Hooijer (The Netherlands)

Chai Locher & Wiendelt Hooijer (The Netherlands)

Chai Locher and Wiendelt Hooijer have been on board with The Green Film Making Project from the very beginning in 2011. Since the start of the project Chai has been connected as Project Manager to manage the team while maintaining contact with project partners and industry professionals. Wiendelt has been serving as Project Leader, focusing on financial management, practical implementation, website maintenance, as well as providing technical support for events.  These two fine gentlemen are the subject of this latest installment of the ‘Who’s Who in Green Filmmaking Online Series’. Here, they reflect on their experiences with green filmmaking over the past three years, in order to explain where the future of the Dutch film industry lies. [photo: Anne-Claire Breij]
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Els Rientjes, Sustainability Manager to the Dutch Film Industry

Els Rientjes, Sustainability Manager to the Dutch Film Industry

As of Jan. 1st 2015, Els Rientjes will be in full force as the first official Sustainability Manager for the Dutch film industry. Rientjes is committed to making the Dutch film industry more sustainable, and also has years of experience within the Dutch Television and Film Industry to draw from; as a Creative Producer at IDTV, Manager of TV Productions at Niehe/Stokvis, and most recently, as Creative Producer at Fu Works. Rientjes is looking forward to taking on sustainability within her new role: “I want to use my passion and knowledge of Film and Television, in order to make the sustainable innovation more accessible to film producers.” And the industry, is very lucky to have her. [photo: Michael Vervuurt] read more…