Goethe-Institut Los Angeles invited to a creative industries' exchange with presentations and discussion

Can Filmmaking Be Sustainable?

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles invited to a creative industries' exchange

TATORT director is Katrin Gebbe with the investigation team led by chief inspector Ellen Berlinger alias Heike Makatsch.


The MFG film fund is backing the production of the TATORT special „Five minutes in Heaven“ as a pilot project with concern for the preservation of natural resources, Tolle Idee! is acting as advisor.
See here director Katrin Gebbe with the investigation team led by chief inspector Ellen Berlinger alias Heike Makatsch.

Ausschnitt aus dem Plakat des NaturVision-Filmfestivals 2013, Foto: Chad Cocking

Green Filmmaking

We offer consulting, development and execution of sustainable audiovisual projects. We provide advice and tips for green filmmaking processes.

Detail Poster NaturVision Film Festival 2013, Photo: Chad Cocking

Alexander Schwarz moderiert die Diskussion DEMOKRATIE UND KUNST. KUNST IN KRIEGSZEITEN zur Ausstellung TROTZ ALLEM

Democracy and Art. Art during Wartimes

Discussion with the artists for the opening of the exhibition "Despite of Everything"

Make Films, Not War - Lecture at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Make Films Not War

Lectures, film programs and workshops in Munich and Los Angeles, based our extensive research on the history of antiwar film and pacifism. Docugame in development.

Multimediaausstellung TWICE A STRANGER

Twice a Stranger

European crossmedia project on forced migration in the 20th century. Multimedia exhibition at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, and website

Albert Einstein sailing

Einstein – A Genius and His World

The documentary film and the richly illustrated book show the many facettes of his personality

German TV goes green

TATORT (Crime Scene) - first German primetime movie produced to green standards and eco-checked

MFG presents the project on December 1st at the Filmschau Baden-Wuerttemberg:

In Freiburg, the MFG Public Film Fund Baden-Wuerttemberg has realized its visionary pilot project „Green Film Shooting“ with a committed production company and a superb cast.

In September and October 2015 Zieglerfilm Baden-Baden completed the production of the „Tatort“ special "Five Minutes of Heaven“ („Fünf Minuten Himmel”) commissioned by SWR and ARD Degeto on behalf of the German public broadcasting station, Das Erste.

The crime film’s main role of chief inspector Ellen Berlinger is played by Heike Makatsch, who returns to her home town after a long period as an undercover agent in a London production.

The MFG fund is purposefully supporting resource sparing film production methods and their scientific underpinnings. To this end Zieglerfilm and MFG worked closely with „Tolle Idee!" as eco advisor.

We are happy to find our names in publications like Professional Production, filmecho I filmwoche, on greenfilmshooting.net, in FilmFacts and in the Green-Film-Shooting-Special Berlinale 2016.

The green film shooting project has been nominated for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2016.


Konzert und Podium in der Elbphilharmonie

Am 13. Juli gibt Kolja Blacher ein Jazzkonzert mit Werken von Sergej Prokofiew und Dmitri Schostakowitsch in der Elbphilharmonie. Filmwissenschaftler Dr. Alexander Schwarz spricht zu Musik im Roten Oktober – Kunst und Kultur im revolutionären Umfeld.

ifs veranstaltet green-filmmaking-Workshop

Tolle Idee! ist mit Handlungsleitfaden dabei - mehr

Filmmuseum erhält Kinopreis

Der Kinematheksverbund zeichnet das Filmmuseum München für Filmgeschichte und Hörfilmtage aus - mehr

Die Traumfabrik in Basel

An der Universität Basel unterrichtet Alexander Schwarz das Seminar: Die rote Traumfabrik. Russisch-deutsche Filmbeziehungen und Internationale Arbeiterhilfe 1921-1936 - mehr

Great Ideas of Architects and Consultants

Usually in conjunction with 'green movie production' we talk about cinematography and shooting, but the major part of filmmaking takes place in offices and studios. Find more about green offices in sustainable buildings - mehr