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Greening the Film Industry

Greening the Film Industry

Feb 12th 2012
Jacob Bilabel, Milena Fessmann, Christian Goldbeck, Bernd Hezel, Fritz Reusswig
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.

Jacob 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.

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann has worked as a full-time DJ since 1991. She has had her own long-running shows on Berlin’s Radio Eins since 2001 - first “After-Work Lounge” and, more recently, “Free Falling”. She has moderated numerous events and panels, and teaches music supervising and copyright clearance at the DFFB film school in Berlin. She is the CEO of the film production company Sugar Town and is currently producing the documentary THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE - CONNY PLANK.

Christian 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.

Bernd 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.

Fritz 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.