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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 ChangePlanetary boundaries and living within the earth’s limits were the focus of our 2016 global film competition aimed at an online audience. From Minecraft to Instagram, from vlogging to filming a message in a minute, we engaged young people in 181 countries who submitted a concept or made a film. Winners from 2016 are now on our website biomovies.tve.org and the competition launches again soon. Funders in 2016 included IFAD, GEF, DBU, the Lighthouse Foundation, UNFCCC, UNDP, Racing Heart Films and Grace Bian. If you would like to fund in 2017 contact Nick Turner on our tvebiomovies team.


sustainability, CSR and business

Watch excerpts from tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2016Companies and businesses around the world are invited to enter their own films into our annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards. This year we are challenging companies to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of business in making the vision of the Goals a reality. See the winners of the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2016 in association with Fastflow Group. Categories in 2017 include Protecting the Environment, Transforming Society and Reshaping the Economy. To sponsor a category contact Rollo Gordon on our awards team


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. Our Reframing Rio online educational package connects secondary students worldwide into the global sustainable development debate.