Voting now open for tvebiomovies 2017 short film competition

Six short films specially commissioned from film makers taking part in the tvebiomovies 2017 competition are now live on YouTube. With voting open until 15 January 2018, it’s now over to the viewing public to select the two winning entries. The film maker whose video receives the highest number of views in each category by 15 January will win US$1500.

Almost 100 film makers submitted proposals for tve’s annual environmental short film competition. The two short film categories in this year’s competition, Invasive alien species and People and protected area systems and parks, have both been supported by the Global Environment Facility GEF.

The six shortlisted films straddle the globe with entries from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa, and feature a variety of storytelling formats including documentary and animation.

Now in its eighth year, tvebiomovies 2017 launched on 10 May in Bonn, Germany. Film-makers were invited to submit proposals in two individual categories. Each of the short-listed finalists has been awarded US$300 to produce their films over the last two months.

The tvebiomovies 2017 competition also encompasses the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, a vlogging category showcasing films by young people in two thematic categories: Climate friendly and resilient cities and Oceans and climate change. 40 shortlisted films have been viewed more than 400,000 times to date on YouTube. The two winners travelled to Bonn, Germany to be youth reporters at the recent COP23 UN Climate Change conference.

Notes to editors

tvebiomovies is in its eighth year. In total films from all the tvebiomovies competitions have received over 4.5 million views on YouTube. tvebiomovies 2017 is generously supported by UN Climate ChangeUNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and the Global Environment Facility GEF.

tve has been producing and coproducing films about the environment and development for over 30 years, broadcasting to millions of viewers across the world and distributing films online and via social media as well as through community screenings to hundreds of thousands more every year.

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