tve announces the shortlists for this year’s tve Global Sustainability Film Awards

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017 in association with Fastflow Group has announced the shortlist of inspiring, high-quality films which will go before the judges later this month.

Companies entering included HSBC, Co-op Group, Good Energy and Selfridges. Winners will be announced in a glittering ceremony at BAFTA on Monday 27 November.

‘We’ve had more companies submit films than ever before in the Awards’ history, which is a powerful reflection of the ever increasing investment the private sector is making in a sustainable future,’ said Victoria Brooks, Sustainability Communications Consultant, The Comms Lab, who chaired the shortlisting panels.  ‘We had to make some really difficult decisions on who to include in the shortlist, because there were so many inspiring films. From the shores of the Marshall Islands, to the heart of Nairobi, to the village of ‘painted storks’, Kokkarebellur in India – the film entries took us around the world. I look forward to the final judging day – it is going to be a close competition!’

Films were shortlisted in each of three award categories: protecting the environment; reshaping the economy and transforming society.

The judges, chaired by Nick Nuttall, head of communications and spokesperson for  UN Climate Change, will select winners and runners up from the shortlists on Friday 20 October.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly on Monday 27 November. Book your tickets

The shortlisting panels included: Victoria Brooks, The Comms Lab; Richard Creasey, managing director of BFC Media Ltd; Zomo Fisher, director, sustainability strategy at Accenture; Sarah Gillet, head of partnerships at Planet First; Phil Hughes, professor of screen writing at Regent’s University and Kate Phillips, former marketing director and associate director of Christian Aid.

The shortlisted films in each category are:

Protecting the environment
C40 Cities – We Live Here Together
Good Energy – The Butterfly Thief by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
HSBC Canada – Uncover Your Creeks
Innocent Drinks – An Innocent Film About Sustainable Bananas
Selfridges – Material World

Reshaping the economy
DuPont Industrial Biosciences – The Boy Who Made Something Out Of Anything – DuPont Creates Cellulosic Ethanol from Crop Waste
EDUN – EDUN – NAIROBI 2017
Neste – Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives
Rolls-Royce – Inspiring a Better Future Through STEM Education
Verto Homes – Building a Better Future

Transforming society
Co-op Group – Great Things Happen When We Work Together
HSBC India – Kokkarebellur
P&G – Meet Bechibila
Salesforce – (RED) & Salesforce.org: Partnering to Save Lives
World Animal Protection – Ghost Gear

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. tve.org

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards, now in its sixth year, is a film competition for companies and institutions. 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