Feb 21 | 14:00—15:00 | Panel discussion

Green puppetmaking – challenges and possibilities

Discussion about green puppet making for Stop-motion films

Why is green filming the future of the film industry? What are the rules of green puppet making? How does it look nowadays? And what is the biggest challenge about it? We will talk about these and many more subjects in the circle of great professionals that will share their own observations on green puppet making.

Using their knowledge and expertise, we will talk about practical advice that can allow planning and practicing solutions neutralising the film industry’s impact on the environment.

The key point of the event is going to be a discussion about a unique green guide prepared as part of StopMoLab programme organized by MOMAKIN.

We invite producers, managers, developers, directors, post-production companies and everyone that cares deeply about the environment.

And who will take part in the discussion panel?

Paulina Zacharek, Poland
Creator and the head of StopMoLab, an international training program for the stop motion animation community, which includes a green guide for stop motion animation. Founder and co-owner of MOMAKIN. Board member of The Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA).  Specialist in cinema distribution of animation and professional and general film education. Co-organizer of Animarkt Stop Motion Forum. Currently working on the development of “Pet&Others” – animated series for children.

Arturo Tornero Aceves, Mexico
Scriptwriter, animator, compositing artists specialized in stop motion animation, 2D and motion graphics projects with multidisciplinary and socio-environmental approach. Currently, together with stop motion animator Nabí Orozco Torres and chemical engineer Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, is working on a biodegradable alternative to plastic that can replace silicone in stop-motion animation production.

Birgit Heidsiek, Germany
Birgit Heidsiek is the founder of the European Center for Sustainability in the Media World, which organizes international events about producing more environmentally-friendly film and publishes the Green Film Shooting magazine as well as its digital online platform. As the Green Cinema Consultant of the German Federal Film Board, Birgit is the author/producer of The Green Cinema Handbook and a two-time recipient of the German Sustainability Award. Birgit is a well-known lecturer at universities, TEDx speaker, and panel host at international film festivals throughout Europe.


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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