Arthouse cinemas have always transmitted important themes and values through their diverse and ambitious film selection. With the “KINO.natürlich” project, we are assuming social responsibility for implementing the 17 global goals of Agenda 2030. With concrete climate protection measures in the reference cinemas and smaller measures in as many cinemas as possible, we want to conserve resources, efficiently develop operating processes and position ourselves as a cinema industry that is fit for the future.” Dr. Christian Bräuer, Head of the board AG Kino-Gilde e.V
The AG Kino – Gilde e. V. as project-owner represents the common political and economic interests of film art theaters in Germany to the outside world and supports the cinemas in their daily work. Currently, more than 370 cinema operators with approx. 800 screens are members of the AG Kino – Gilde e. V. . In addition, around 50 distributors, associations, individuals and companies support the association as extraordinary members. It is represented in the international cinema network CICAE, in the top committees of the film industry and the state film funding.
Our cinemas are home to filmculture, encounters, diversity and education. Funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Environment Agency, with the project KINO:Natürlich, the AG Kino-Gilde is consciously committed to greater ecological sustainability in cinemas.
The first project term was from April 2018 untill end of october 2019, the second term is from May 2020 until April 2021. The current third term will last till April 2024.
Determining the environmental impact of cinemas
Showing options for action with reference cinemas to operate ecofriendly and more sustainably
Raising awareness in the cinema industry with respect to climate and resource protection
Making cinema’s commitment to global issues and sustainability visible
Status analysis, areas of activity and internal survey on the status quo
Reference cinemas and climate protection measures as options
Research on support, advice, services and initiatives
Information platform for cinema operators and communicationtools
Checklists, options to act and guidelines / policy statement
Offer of a sustainability film series to cinemas that want to promote sustainability in their programming as well