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Festivals and markets

Each year the German Film Commissions will have presence at several festivals or expos. You may find us f.e. at the Berlinale Festival and the Festival de Cannes. More and detailed informations about our presences will be published on these pages.

More than 1,500 active participants in "Keen to be green"- German Film Commissions take positive stock of interim results

"Keen to be green"- the nationwide sustainability initiative of the German Film Commissions is enjoying a great response: so far, more than 1,500 filmmakers from all trades have participated in the online events on "green filming". Due to the unbroken demand and the current relevance in view of new legal regulations, the successful series with Green Film and TV expert Philip Gassmann is to be continued in 2022.

In 2021, a total of nine panels with green practice examples and interesting guest speakers were held. Among them were directors and screenwriters Lena Krumkamp, Lars Jessen, Max Zähle and Connie Walter, as well as actors Lea van Acken, Moritz Vierboom, Esther Roling and Andrea Gerhard, who discussed "Green Story Telling" and "Green Producing". In addition, a variety of environmentally friendly ideas and technical innovations on topics such as power supply, lighting, buildings and costume were presented by pioneers of sustainable companies.

Back in May 2020, the nationwide initiative "Keen to be green" was launched by the German Film Commissions to provide individual training to film and media professionals in the field of sustainable work processes and to offer all interested parties the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in green filming.

Since then, there have been numerous workshops and panels aimed at the trades of production design, costume design, script and direction, production, lighting and camera, agencies and acting. Green Filming and TV expert Philip Gassmann provided information on "Green Production" basics in online seminars specially tailored for them.

Almost all federal associations in the film and TV industry have now been won over as partners of "Keen to be green". Among them are: the Association of Professional Groups for Production Design & Costume Design (VSK), the Federal Association for Film and Television Production (BvP), the Federal Association for Production Management (b:hp), the Federal Association for Camera (BVK), the Federal Association for Lighting & Camera Stage (BVB), the Association of Agencies for Film, Television and Theater e.V. (VdA), the Association of Film and Television Actors (BFFS), the Federal Association of Directors (BVR), the Association of German Screenwriters e.V. (VDD) and the Federal Association of Green Consultants (GCD).

The initiative is supported by the German Film Academy, the Producers Alliance, the Producers Association e.V., the Association of German Commercial Film Producers, the German Academy for Television and

With the "Keen to be green" initiative of their Film Commissions, the regional German film funding agencies of the German states - FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, HessenFilm und Medien, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG BadenWürttemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen - want to support the industry in this necessary further education.