The Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production

The inaugural Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production will be awarded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV) and the Heinz Sielmann Stiftung in cooperation with the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) to recognise film productions that make use of sustainable production practices in their planning and execution. The prize is awarded together with the Allianz Deutscher Produzenten – Film & Fernsehen e.V. association of German film, TV and media producers.

The Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production includes 20,000 euros in prize money. 

To qualify for the prize, a production must meet the following criteria:

  • Its producers must clearly acknowledge their responsibility to reduce their impact on the environment;
  • The production must have been entirely planned and carried out in accordance with environmental protection standards;
  • It must additionally have made use of innovative ideas during the production process that led to an appreciable reduction in environmental impact.

In their quest to promote greater sustainability in the film industry, the founders of the Eisvogel Prize chose the symbol of a kingfisher to represent an intact natural world and healthy, life-sustaining waterways. The prize aims to encourage participants from the sector to adhere to sustainability standards during the production of audiovisual media.

The application period 2021/2022 ended on the 30 November 2021. From the large number of submitted productions, 6 productions were nominated for the final decision of the competition jury

The awards ceremony for the 2021/22 competition period will take place on June 20, 2022 at the Federal Ministry for the Environment in Berlin.



Awarded by

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In cooperation with

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