Set Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Big Game © Stephanie Kulbach

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.


"Keen to be green"- the nationwide sustainability initiative of the German Film Commissions continues to enjoy a great response: so far, more than 3000 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 was continued in 2023 and events are being planned for 2024.

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 around 30 online events with practical green examples and interesting guests. Since 2021, all "Keen to be green" panels have been available on YouTube. The last panels in 2023 focused on the new nationwide uniform "Ecological standards for German cinema TV and online VoD productions" and highlighted the topic of "How to produce green across borders" with regard to co-productions.

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.

Ecological Standards for German Cinema, TV, and Online/VoD Productions - Downloads: