PA Group will present special prize at tve film awards

tve is delighted to announce that PA Group – the parent company of the Press Association – will present a new award to a top UK broadcaster at this year’s tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in association with Fastflow Group.

The ‘Press Association Award for Environmental Storytelling’ recognises television programming – news, current affairs and factual in a range of formats – which best engages the audience with the environment. The winner of this year’s award was selected from content broadcast in the two years to September 2017.

“UK broadcasters are telling the environmental story and this award will highlight the power of engaging storytelling, combined with factually accurate journalism. We wanted to formally recognise, with this award, best in sector of environmental storytelling,” said Tony Watson, managing director of PA, and a tve trustee.

He continued, “tve and PA share a commitment to fair and accurate journalism. Our award reflects these commitments.”

Judges, chaired by Pete Clifton, editor-in-chief at Press Association, selected the winning film from nominations submitted by a selection panel chaired by tve trustee Chris Oakley CBE. Fellow judges were Alex Rothwell, head of video at Press Association, and Cheryl Campbell, tve executive director.

The winner of the inaugural award will be announced at the awards ceremony at BAFTA in Piccadilly on Monday 27 November. To attend, please visit the GSFA website.

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in association with Fastflow Group, now in their sixth year, put the spotlight on corporate innovation in sustainability through film. 27 companies have entered films in categories covering Protecting the Environment, Reshaping the Economy sponsored by Choice International Ltd, and Transforming Society.

Notes to editors

PA Group is presenting the Press Association Award for Environmental Storytelling at this year’s awards. Headquartered in London, PA Group incorporates news, information, technology and communications businesses. It is the parent company of the Press Association – the UK’s leading multimedia news agency – along with five other specialist media companies. These are Commotion, a branded content agency, Globelynx, which provides TV-ready remotely monitored camera systems for corporate clients to connect with TV news organisations; Sticky Content, a full-service digital creative and social agency; StreamAMG, a video streaming business; and TNR, a broadcast communications consultancy. It also owns a stake in Baize Group, a leading provider of automotive content, events and PR services, and the social video creation platform, Wochit.

PA Group has 26 shareholders, made up mainly of UK national and regional newspaper publishers. The largest shareholders include dmg media Limited, News UK plc, Trinity Mirror plc and UBM plc.

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, recognising those whose films most powerfully portray solutions for sustainability. Films shortlisted for this year’s awards include entries from HSBC, the Co-op Group, Selfridges and Good Energy. 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. http://gsfa.tve.org/tickets-tables/

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 including National Grid, 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

Choice International Ltd: Choice International Ltd is sponsoring the Reshaping the Economy category. Choice International Ltd is a Financial Conduct Authority-regulated provider of financial infrastructure services to small and medium banking and non-banking institutions in the UK, the EU and the developing world. Founded in 2004, the company has evolved from offering conventional Forex and payment services into a specialist provider of vital solutions for small and medium sized financial businesses. Choice International Ltd provides cash logistics and processing services (conversion of physical cash to electronic funds), electronic means of card acceptance (physical point-of-sale, web and smartphone app), payment accounts, foreign exchange and global payments, alongside state-of-the-art anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing compliance systems and support. http://www.choicemoney.co.uk/

The University of Westminster is a long-standing media partner of tve for the Awards. The University is a leading education provider. Its commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high-quality students from within the UK and around the globe. This year’s Awards will be filmed by students from the highly regarded television and journalism courses.  www.westminster.ac.uk

For media enquiries, contact Sonia Hunt, awards coordinator, at sonia.hunt@tve.org.uk or call 0207 963 7451.