Tvebiomovies is a film making competition to advocate for better care of the environment. The contest offers winners the opportunity to get $300 in grants to make their one minute movie.
There are three categories and there will be a prize of US$1500 for the winner of each category. The winner will be the film in each category which has received the most views between 16 October 2014 and 15 December 2014.
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Renewable Energy Prize: This category is only open to citizens of the EBRD’s 65 member states. Many countries want to use energy more efficiently and improve the security of their energy supplies. Helping to do this is an important part of the EBRD’s mission. Renewable energy plays a big role in our approach. In recent years, we have significantly increased our financing for wind projects, hydro power, biomass and solar energy in the countries where we invest. It is contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the power sector – lowering the impact on our environment. It is an issue which affects us all.
- The INBAR Prize for Bamboo and Ratan: Bamboo and rattan are two non-timber forest products that have many benefits and values, but these are not universally recognized. Both plants are very important for the lives of local people in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but they also play other roles. Giant pandas in China, mountain gorillas in the Ruwenzori Mountains and bamboo lemurs in Madagascar all depend on bamboo. Rattan and bamboo can help to restore degraded lands and make them productive again. Both plants absorb CO2, and play a role in climate change mitigation. And they are the raw material for furniture, construction materials, textiles, food, pulp and paper. Why do we not talk about these benefits more often?
- The WWF-UK Prize for a World With a Future: Across the globe, vulnerable habitats and endangered species need protection more than ever before. People are using more natural resources than our planet can replace. And the threat posed by climate change continues to grow. We’re facing widespread wildlife extinction and the breakdown of our most important natural systems – unless we urgently work together for change. To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, we need to communicate the beauty of species, as well as forests, oceans and other habitats. And we need to champion ways of living more sustainably.
Choose one of our three categories and think how you might make a one-minute film. Send us a proposal about the film you would like to make using our online form before 23.00 GMT 25 August 2014. Pitches will only be accepted in English, French, Russian or Spanish.
A judging panel will select the best nine proposals and provide funding of US$300 to help you make your film. Funding will only be awarded on delivery of the film.
The deadline for the delivery of the final nine films is 14 October 2014.
Deadline: 23.00 GMT on 25 August 2014
For additional information, kindly visit the Tvebiomovies Film competition website