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Find our more about tvetve creates, and enables others to create, powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, we inspire change.  From experienced filmmakers and aspiring vloggers telling environmental stories to business innovators showcasing cutting-edge sustainability, we help to give a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world.  Find out more about tve


making films

Ashden awards 2016 | Greenlight planettve works with professional filmmakers, not-for-profit funders and corporate clients around the world to produce high quality films. From short videos inspiring change, to long form broadcast documentaries giving the bigger picture, we share innovative solutions to the challenges of sustainable development. Watch our short films on innovative energy solutions for Ashden; and our documentary series Future Food, Life Apps and Zero Ten Twenty. To commission us contact Nick Rance on our productions team.


streaming films

Can polar bears tread water (1989)tve has been inspiring change for well over 30 years – so we have a huge archive of films! Watch over 100 full length documentaries from our archive available now, including the 1989 classic ‘Can polar bears tread water?’ We also sell our films to broadcasters, individuals, and institutions. In 2016 viewers watched more than 18,000 hours of our films on our own channels. To donate to help us stream more of our films, for free viewing, or to discuss purchasing or broadcasting our films, contact Nick Turner on our digital team.


running media projects

Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film | Like everyone elsetve‘s multimedia projects engage global viewers and web users in the key sustainable development debates. Our latest initiative is ‘Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.’ Our aim was to inspire a new generation of filmmakers in India to focus on health and medical science within the context of the SDGs on health. Find out more about films for change. We work with foundations, trusts, ngos, UN and other international agencies, financial institutions, and individuals to fund our projects and programmes. To discuss funding a tve media project contact Cheryl Campbell.


inspiring young people globally

tvebiomovies 2016 | Global Youth Video Competition on Climate ChangeThe 2017 tvebiomovies film competition took the Sustainable Development Goals as the theme to attract creative and inspiring ideas from people across the globe. Global Youth Video Competition winners are now online for viewing.  With six films in two categories, the Short Film competition is now open for voting. Two winner will be decided by public vote by 15 January.


sustainability, CSR and business

Television celebrity Tommy Walsh, journalist and broadcaster Lucy Siegle and actor Gabriella Wright joined sustainability teams, television and online media, philanthropists, filmmakers and politicians for the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017 in association with Fastflow Group. Awards president David Morley and vice-president Grace Bian presided over the 6th Awards, at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly. The winning films took the audience around the world  – from Argentina to Ghana, from the UK to India and from the Marshall Islands to the USA.  View the award footage.


resources for teachers

London grid for learning | Growing up around the worldtve‘s films offer engaging learning resources for schools and universities. Our latest project with London Grid for Learning is ‘Growing up around the world’, a unique study following the lives of 11 people born in 1992 as they grow up around the world. tve has followed, through film, these individuals in 10 different countries for more than 20 years in the wake of the Rio Earth Summit. Growing up around the World focuses on building students’ empathy and understanding of situations to develop knowledge and encourage research and critical thinking. Students are inspired to think globally and delve into the topic of human rights.  Further resources developed by tve include materials on advanced materials and planetary boundaries.