Trade fair and congress event for sustainable film and TV production attracts over 400 trade visitors.

Green Tec Day, clapperboard, the second - on Berlinale Monday, 19 February, the trade fair and congress event for innovative and sustainable technology specifically for the film and TV industry rolled out the green carpet for the second time. More than 400 trade visitors set a new attendance record for the organiser, the Association of Technical Companies for Film and Television (VTFF).

The Green Tec Day (GTD) was supported for the first time by the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

This year's second Green Tec Day (GTD) was hosted by Cinegate Studios in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Around 30 exhibitors from Germany and abroad presented the latest technology for sustainable film and television productions in two halls. "We are proud to be able to offer a platform to technical-creative service providers and green consultants," explained Kai Habermann, Managing Director of PRG Cinegate GmbH. The exhibits included low-energy LED lighting systems, virtual studio technology, modern content management solutions, recyclable battery technology that does not use heavy metals and smart digital solutions for lean and therefore sustainable production processes. One focus of the GTD was on hybrid power supply systems and alternative, low-CO2 mobility solutions. Rental companies such as Mobilespace and Maier Bros. presented entire fleets of vehicles to trade visitors in the outdoor area of the studios, including lorries powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and the Ecobaze mobile power supply system. Fundus companies were prominently represented for the first time at the second GTD, sharing a joint stand. "Renting out costumes and props is inherently sustainable, so to speak," explains Andrea Peters, Managing Director of Theaterkunst, Germany's leading costume house. The industry of green consultants was represented by the Bundesverband Green Film & TV Consultants Deutschland e. V., among others.

At four panels, industry personalities and experts discussed topics such as new energy systems from renewable sources and the benefits of virtual production with a view to green shooting. At the so-called alarm panel "Green awakening, grey reality?", industry representatives vividly described the contradictions between the constraints of an industry that is currently in an economic crisis and the demand not to let up in the transformation process towards sustainable film and television production. The panel agreed that politicians must not fall short of their announcements in the current reform of film funding and that Germany must become competitive again on the international market. The discussion rounds were moderated by the well-known green shooting experts Philip Gassmann and Birgit Heidsiek.

"In its second edition, the Green Tec Day has once again proven that it is the 'place to be' for technological solutions for green production in the film and television sector during the Berlinale," explained Achim Rohnke, Managing Director of the VTFF. The association will also be organising another Green Tec Day next year, Rohnke announced.

Source: The Association of Technical Companies for Film and Television e.V.