Our Commitment to Sustainability

Considering the state of the environment, FMX is becoming increasingly sustainable.


FMX is always taking active steps to become a more sustainable event.
At FMX, as part of our conference program, we discuss sustainability in film and media production and present approaches that can make the film industry more climate-friendly.

We are certified – yet again!


FMX’s certification as a climate-friendly event (by offsetting) in collaboration with the KSS Klimaschutzstiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg (Climate Protection Foundation) has been extended for another year. The KSS has been created to support the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on its path to climate neutrality.

  • The goal of FMX is to become increasingly climate friendly and greenhouse gas neutral
  • Significant efforts are made to improve and reduce in various areas, like venue management, energy & water supply, arrival & departure, accommodation, catering, waste & resources, procurement, and event marketing & public relations.
  • For FMX 2023, we have offset 660 tons of CO2 emissions through a certified initiative, which provides clean and efficient cooking stoves in Rwanda, resulting in reduced deforestation and household energy saving
  • FMX also supported the “Climate Protection in Cultural Institutions funding program” by donating €2 per ticket to the KSS. The foundation supports ten cultural institutions in Baden-Wuerttemberg in the transition to more sustainability.

What we do

▶ Read more about the measures we will be implementing at FMX 2024.

  CO2 Offsetting


  • Green house gas emissions resulting from FMX are accounted for and will be offset via certified climate protection projects. The project portfolio of the KSS consists of five certified and verified Gold Standard projects from around the globe. Learn more here: Gold Standard Project Portfolio




  • The event location is easily accessible by public transport
  • The event takes place at public transport-compatible times
  • To compensate the carbon footprint of FMX, we ask you, our visitors, how and from where you plan to travel to FMX



  Energy & Water Supply


  • The venue is supplied with 100% green electricity and district heating
  • We define measures to reduce energy consumption (e.g. energy-efficient appliances and lighting, switching off appliances when not in use, room tempertaure doesn't exceed 19° C)
  • We do not use outdoor heaters



  Arrival & Departure


  • The on-site ticket includes free use of public transport
  • On-site ticket holders can purchase discounted train tickets ("Event Ticket") to and from FMX with Deutsche Bahn (German Railways). Event Tickets apply to journeys departing in Germany only
  • Our side events can be reached by foot, bicycle or public transport
  • Our German speakers will travel to and from FMX by train
  • Our European speakers will also travel by train where feasible, reducing air travel as much as possible




  • We encourage our visitors to book a sustainable accommodation while attending FMX
  • We encourage access to the FMX venue from our visitors' accommodation by foot or public transport
  • The FMX venue is just a short stroll from our speakers' accomodation





  • We favor local catering businesses (short delivery routes, use of existing infrastructure)
  • At least 50% of our catering will be vegan or vegetarian.
  • Our partners will serve food and beverages using reusable dishes, glasses, cups, bottles, containers, and cutlery. Where this is not possible, dishes, glasses, cups, bottles, containers, and cutlery made from renewable materials shall be used
  • Our partners do not offer food that contains palm oil
  • Our partners do not offer fish from endangered species (tuna, etc.)
  • Our suppliers use reusable packaging for transport
  • Our partners do not use coffee capsule systems. Where this is not possible, capsules made from renewable materials will be used



  Waste & Resources


  • We try to minimize delivery traffic and keep transportation routes as short as possible
  • We will avoid any unnecessary printing of materials and use digital information materials as much as possible. We kindly invite all our event partners to do the same
  • Decoration is avoided as much as possible. Where decoration is used, reusable materials will be used where possible
  • We will not activly distribute promotional material during the event. We kindly invite all our event partners to do the same




  • We give preference to products with sustainability certification (Blauer Engel, EU Ecolabel, etc.)
  • We use certified and/or recycled paper (for brochures, information material, posters, toilet paper, badges napkins, etc.). We kindly invite all our event partners to do the same
  • FMX dispatches all its letters, parcels and express shipments in a CO2-neutral way (e.g. DHL GoGreen) We kindly invite our event partners to do the same
  • More than 50% of FMX event partners and service providers are sustainability-oriented


  Event Marketing & PR


  • Participants of FMX are informed and instructed about the criteria and requirements for the "Climate-Friendly Event" certificate of the KSS Klimaschutzstiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • We provide information about mobility offers: Public transport and train schedules, etc. More information below
  • We report on the climate-friendly orientation of the event via our channels



Ideas? 💡

Do you have questions or cool ideas about sustainability? 🌱 We're all ears!

Feel free to email Sebastian Uhlig at sebastian.uhlig@filmakademie.de.

We'd love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and anything else you've got brewing.