tve launches Awards

Today tve launches the sixth tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in association with Fastflow Group.

Media charity tve calls on companies to enter their films in a film competition showcasing the best of corporate sustainability worldwide

‘From L’Oreal to HSBC and Adidas, we’ve had brilliant contenders in our highly competitive film Awards,’ says tve awards coordinator Rollo Gordon. ‘We welcome companies from across the globe, large and small, to show how they’re leading the way in sustainability.’

From today, Thursday 20 April, the competition welcomes films in three categories reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Protecting the environment
  • Transforming society
  • Reshaping the economy

It’s a tough competition. The closing date for entries is Friday 29 September, and after shortlisting on Monday 9 October, submitted films will be judged by a panel including sustainability communications strategist Victoria Brooks, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s James Birch, filmmaker Rob Benfield, Simon Evans of Eco-Age, and Planet First’s head of communications Louise Bateman. Nick Nuttall, head of communications and spokesperson for the UN climate change agency UNFCCC, chairs the judges panel. The winners are announced at a gala on Monday, 27 November at BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in London’s Piccadilly.

‘We don’t want platitudes,’ says David Morley, former global senior partner at leading law firm Allen & Overy and this year’s Awards president. ‘We want the Awards to provide a platform for an honest discussion, through film, about the very real challenges – and benefits – of sustainability.’

You can watch the 2016 Awards in a programme broadcast on London Live, on Friday 12 May at 6am. Find London Live on Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and YouView 8.

Notes to editors

tve creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, the media charity reaches global audiences, giving a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world.

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards, now in its sixth year, is a film competition for companies and institutions, acknowledging filmmakers whose films most eloquently and powerfully portray solutions for sustainability. The award-winning films from 2016 include entries from HSBC, Electrolux and Essilor International. For the second year running we are focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals which set ambitious targets for world development: eradicating poverty and hunger; ensuring good health, quality education and gender equality; and setting targets for affordable and clean energy, climate action and responsible consumption and production.

Fastflow Group is the Awards’ main sponsor for the third year running. The Group operates within the support services sector supplying cost-effective and value-added services in a collaborative, proactive, fair and responsible manner. Fastflow Group has a customer base including public and private organisations such as FTSE top 100 company National Grid, leading water companies Northumbrian Water Group, Scottish Water and Housing Associations A2Dominion, Catalyst Housing and Southern Housing. The company embraces the strategic, competitive advantages of a sustainable business model and conducts its business ethically, thereby establishing and maintaining long-term relationships to make a positive contribution to society. www.fastflow.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Rollo Gordon, Awards fundraiser and coordinator, at rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk  0207 963 7451