With the Green Film Making Project Strawberry Earth challenges filmmakers to make amazing films that are produced in sustainable ways. Taking the film industry into the future! 

The Green Film Making Project challenges Dutch film professionals to make production processes more sustainable on all levels. Since 2012, the Green Film Making Project collaborates with production companies, sustainable entrepreneurs and leading institutes in the film sector, amongst which are the key broadcasters and the film funds. Moreover, the Green Film Making Project closely cooperates with the two chief academies in the Dutch audio-visual industry.

Sustainable innovation through entire chain
The Green Film Making Project:

…works together with the talent development program of the Dutch film sector: KORT! Like last year, the makers of KORT! 2014 automatically participate in the Green Film Making Project. This program offers a mix of young and established production companies the opportunity to make short fiction films. The films will première at the Netherlands Film Festival (24 September – 3 October 2014). The NTR, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Creative Industries Fund NL and the CoBO Fund facilitate the production of these short fiction films. 

…joines forces with the two major audio-visual academies in the Netherlands: the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (NFTA) and the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU). Both institutes have since incorporated green film making into their curriculum.

…published the first Dutch Sustainable Film Production Guide, entitled ‘How to Green your Film Production (so far)’. The guide was presented during the 2013 Netherlands Film Festival by Thekla Reuten. Subsequently, about 1.000 copies were distributed among filmmakers, production companies and students. The guide can also be downloaded online.

European Student Competition 2014

In the third edition of the Green Film Making Competition we work together with European students. With this student edition of our competition we encourage young filmmakers across Europe to produce their films as sustainably as possible, while coming up with new and innovative sustainable solutions for on-set: lighting, art departments, transportation, energy consumption, craft services, and overall production process. Discover more about the European Student Competition.

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Photography: Joachim Baldauf

Thekla Reuten – actress and ambassador Green Film Making Project

“Every choice you make shapes the world. What you think, what you do, what you buy, what you wear. This also counts for the film industry. For filmmakers, and for me as an actress, this obviously entails a responsibility. And at the same time it provides an opportunity. A chance to do things differently, more efficiently and healthily; better.”

Photography: Anne Claire de Breij

Chai Locher – Project Leader Green Film Making Project

“We’re very happy with the steps the project participants are taking in regards to green film making, while collaborating with our partners. Sustainable innovation requires a reconsideration of your daily routines. This is a huge challenge. Especially for the film sector where big ambitions are realised under great pressure in very little time. With our project, we want to help filmmakers integrate their daily sustainable ideals into their professional activities, too. Thereby jointly shaping the future of the sector.”

Photography: Anne Claire de Breij

Mette te Velde – Founder Strawberry Earth

“With the Green Film Making Project, we challenge the Dutch film industry to come up with innovative and green solutions. Film professionals work in an industry that has a strong social impact, because of its visibility. From catering to transport, and from lighting to production and engineering, a lot can be gained in the sphere of sustainability. Alongside with our great ambassador, actress Thekla Reuten, we hope to inspire filmmakers to scrutinise their working methods.”