GREEN FILM SHOOTING: Berlinale Talent Wants to Go Green

GREEN FILM SHOOTING: Berlinale Talent Wants to Go Green

By Birjit Heidsiek

By Birjit Heidsiek

“Green film production is an issue that we are already discussing at Berlinale Talents since several years”, says Matthtijs Wouter Knol, Project Manager Berlinale Talents. “Michael Geidel from the Green Film Initiative in Potsdam, an expert for sustainability, is a recurrent guest speaker. At our ‘Meet the expert’ workshop, he will discuss the practice of green according to the principle of ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle.’”

For the first time, a few talents put the issue of sustainable film production on their personal priority list. Among theme is the Berlin-based production designer Bettina Scheibe who hopes to gain experiences about sustainable production.

“When I’m doing production design, I try to bring it up to the level of the production, but it’s a tough nut to crack. From the production designer’s point of view, there is just so much you can do. Green film-making needs thorough planning because it’s not yet routine, and taking time into consideration, you have limited choices during a production.”

The original version of this article was published in the 2014 edition of Green Film Shooting.