No Planet No Film

25 producers, production managers, directors
Date and venue

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 April 2021 (10:15-18:00) in Basel

If the seminar cannot take place on site, il will be held online at a reduced fee.

Registration/Application deadline

CHF 340, two lunches included

Britta Rindelaub, Programme Manager

No Planet No Film is a series of workshops that aims at exploring sustainable alternatives to the current way of producing films. This first workshop is addressed to producers.

We all know: film production has a negative impact on the environment. On the basis of concrete examples, we will analyse this impact, explore possible avenues for change, the constraints these changes imply and the importance of introducing political rules and, at best, subsidies.

By means of two inspiring case studies presented by their producers, we will be able to understand how we Swiss producers can be part of the solution, how we can act eco-friendly without being too constrained, measuring the impact of the choices we make. It is not just a matter of becoming familiar with tools for managing the set or recycling waste, but of how to integrate more sustainable thinking into our daily work, into the management of our production companies, into our editorial choices and into project development.

We will see how a producer can be the trigger for such a change, how he or she can inspire and motivate other departments. Cinema also feeds imagination by representing the world of tomorrow. It therefore plays a social role that we producers can assume by inspiring change.


Tim Wagendorp BE
After working as a scientist and environmental policy expert, Tim Wagendorp has been the Sustainability Coordinator of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) since 2017.

Riet De Prins BE
As a TV producer, she supervised the writing and production process of more than 300 shows for Flemish Radio and Television. Her productions include BUCK which received the e-mission label granted by the VAF for sustainable productions. She is currently producing FAIR PLAY which will be the first sustainable show on VRT with its own C02 calculator.

Katarina Krnácǒvá SK
Producer with 12 years of experience in film industry; vice-president of the Slovak Film and Television Academy/SFTA and member of the team preparing a Green Memorandum for the Slovak audiovisual industry. Her production STAND UP is the first Slovak film to strive for ‹green filming›.