14. September 2023

Save Energy - And Watch Green Films!

In celebration of the European Mobility Week, running under the theme “Save Energy” this year and taking place from September 16 - 22, the EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal presents thematically appropriate films. School classes are invited to the cinema while everyone can stream several films from the green program for free. 

European Mobility Week is the most important campaign by the European Commission focused on raising awareness of sustainable mobility. The initiative, which is seen as a driving force for climate-friendly and forward-looking transport change, is growing in popularity: last year alone, almost 3,000 cities and towns from over 50 countries officially took part. This year's motto ‘Save Energy’ aims to reduce energy consumption by promoting environmentally friendly transport solutions and motivating and inspiring people to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Roll the Film for European Mobility Week

The multicultural, transnational EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal, invented by Vienna-based LET’S CEE Filmfestival, supports this year's European Mobility Week with an attractive streaming program, which is also available for free to all interested persons via In addition, Austrian documentaries AUSTRIA2AUSTRALIA and GENERATION CHANGE - WHO SAVES THE WORLD? will be offered for schools across many European cinemas - in Austria, for example, exclusively at Cineplexx Salzburg Airport and Cineplexx Linz.

The first of the two films, made by Upper Austrian hobby cyclists Dominik Bochis and Andreas Buciuman, is about 2 friends cycling across 18,000 kilometers and 19 countries - a rather unusual route. Producer Josef Aichholzer comments: "In a society that systemically focuses on norms, rules and risk minimization, breaking out of the conventional is a desire many of us can identify with."

In GENERATION CHANGE - WHO SAVES THE WORLD? a resolute climate activist Sarah Sadeghi travels by train and interviews mainly young people from various European countries about their ideas for a better future. The clever production by SFM Storyboard OG, commissioned by Südwind as part of the EU project "1Planet4All", has already reached thousands of school children – including those in Slovenia - with its clear message. "The most important thing in climate protection is to be political. To stand up, voice your opinion, vote, sign petitions and use every opportunity our democracy offers us to get politically involved - because through politics, everyone can make a huge difference," so director Vanessa Böttcher.


The focus GREEN FILMS @AUSTRIA, which is currently screened in cinemas as well as streamed online, will be introduced through films EATING DIFFERENTLY - THE EXPERIMENT (directed by Andrea Ernst and Kurt Langbein), MATTER OUT OF PLACE (directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter), THE GREEN LIE (directed by Werner Boote), SAVE THE VILLAGE (directed by Teresa Distelberger), WELCOME TO SODOM (directed by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer) and WOOD – GAME-CHANGERS UNDERCOVER (directed by Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst and Ebba Sinzinger) that complete the line-up.

The entire program is offered free of charge thanks to EU funding (Program: Audience Development and Film Education) as well as co-financing on the part of the Austrian Ministry of Climate (BMK), the Vienna Insurance Group | Wiener Städtische and the Society for Collection of Audiovisual Materials (VAM). Cineplexx International Cinema Group also supports the project as an exclusive cinema partner.

About EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal

The EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal, active since March 2022 in Austria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Romania, is managed by the Austrian association LET'S CEE Film Festival together and implemented together with the local coordinators EPEKA (Slovenia) and Go Green (North Macedonia). PR activities are managed across countries by the agency Chapter 4. The program currently consists of over 30 European films, which are screened in cinemas and streamed online. Didactic materials and a cross-national marketing campaign complete the innovative concept. The full version of the program is available for free to all registered school classes (registration: in the five countries. Several films can be streamed free of charge by anyone interested worldwide via

Press Contact:

Chapter 4
Jennifer Selmanovic
Phone +43 1 353 24 24 13


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