UNEP Global Film Challenge on Environment

By | 26 August 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Television Trust for the Environment (tve) are calling on film-makers across the planet to submit their ideas – vivid, poignant, iconoclastic, and inspiring – for a global competition of one-minute films on the environment aimed at the YouTube generation. UNEP is challenging film-makers in two categories: food waste and climate change.

tvebiomovies, now in its fourth successful year,is inviting proposals from aspiring and established film-makers of all ages in five languages: Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and English. Past films have been viewed over five million times on YouTube.

Tell your friends, colleagues, relatives and neighbors to submit a proposal, make a video and help create the future we want.

The deadline for proposals is of August 30th. A judging panel will then pick the four best film ideas to be awarded $300 to go into production. Once the most promising proposals have been accepted, film-makers have until 23 October to produce their environmental magnum opus before uploading onto the tvebiomovies 2013 website.

Finally the shortlisted films which attract the most YouTube views by December 19th will each receive a $1,500 prize, as well as being screened at the United Nations COP 19 conference on climate change in Warsaw this November.

To submit a proposal, log on to www.tvebiomovies.org and decide whether climate change or food waste sparks your creativity. Proposals must be submitted by 23.00 GMT 30 August 2013.

Learn more about UNEP and FAO’s food waste campaign @ thinkeatsave.org. More about UNEP’s climate change work can be found @ unep.org/climatechange

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