Prize for Sustainable

Film Production 2023

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The Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production

The Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production will be awarded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) and the Heinz Sielmann Stiftung 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 Produzent*innenverband e.V. (association of producers) and other industry associations.

The "Eisvogel - Award for Sustainable Film Productions" is endowed with 20,000 euros in its main category and 5,000 euros in the newcomer category.

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 be entirely planned and carried out in accordance with the current ecological standards for film productions.
The implementation which also involved the use of technical innovations or innovative organisational approaches led to relevant reductions 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 consistently adhere to sustainability standards during the production of audiovisual media.

The awards ceremony for the competition takes place in February during the Berlinale in Berlin.

The following film gives an impression of the last award ceremony in February 2024 in the presence of Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Minister of State Claudia Roth.

The details for the competition conditions for the 2024/25 period will be published on this website in the "competition" section from 15 May 2024.

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