Berlinale Talents
February 8 – 13, 2014

Greening the Film Industry

12.02.2012 - Jacob Bilabel, Christian Goldbeck, Bernd Hezel, Fritz Reusswig, moderated by Milena Fessmann

Sustainable film producing has never been more crucial. How can emerging filmmakers find both ecological and financial advantages to going green? Various experts, ranging from scientists, producers, to set designers will discuss different approaches to sustainable filmmaking and present various examples of recent projects which focus on the reduction of carbon emissions and the environmental advantages of green producing. This session will provide filmmakers and producers with practical tips and suggestions about climate-friendly filmmaking and clarify existing guidelines for particular production conditions in different parts of the world.

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Experts of this programme event:

photo of Jacob BilabelJacob Bilabel
Jacob Bilabel is founder of Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1 specialised in accelerating social change and chair of the Carbon Footprint World Forum. With BBDO his company developed the Carbon Film Quote tool, the world’s first TV commercial budget estimator with an integrated carbon calculator.



photo of Christian GoldbeckChristian Goldbeck
German production designer and art director. He worked on films such as THE READER, KRABAT and REQUIEM; he was nominated for the German Film Award for all these three films. He was production designer of Hans-Christian Schmid‘s HOME FOR THE WEEKEND, which premièred in the 2012 Berlinale Competition.


photo of Bernd HezelBernd Hezel
Member of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and of the Climate Media Factory, where scientists and filmmakers develop media formats and education concepts to communicate climate impact knowledge.


photo of Fritz ReusswigFritz Reusswig
Author and sociologist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, specialized on lifestyle and consumption issues as drivers for global climate change. He is currently teaching sociology at Potsdam University, at the Brandenburg University of Technology and at the Offenbach Art and Design University.

moderated by

photo of Milena FessmannMilena Fessmann
German music supervisor, she is the founder of Cinesong, which offers a full range of services related to music and films. She was music consultant for more than a hundred films and is also a presenter at the Radioeins radio station.

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