tvebiomovies Short Eco-Film Competition

Deadline: 30 August 2013
Open to: any person of any age, in any country
Prize: $1500 for winners of each of 7 categories


tvebiomovies is a film competition now in its fourth year, and open to everyone around the world with access to a camera. You could receive US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the environment. Which bit of the environment? Choose a category and decide. Your film could be funny or serious, an animation, a drama or a documentary.

How does it work? 

First you should choose a category from the following:

  • The UNEP Prize for Climate Change
  • The Lighthouse Foundation Prize for the Seas and Oceans
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sustainable Resource Initiative Prize
  • The Bioversity International Prize for Agricultural and Forest Biodiversity
  • The Inlaks Shivdasani Prize for People and the Planet
  • The UNEP Prize for Food Waste
  • The WWF-UK Prize for a World Worth Protecting

Secondly, you should write and submit a film proposal

Films should be up to 1 minute and be in the following languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian or French. Films must be a maximum of one minute in duration, including credits and titles. Any film that exceeds 70 seconds in duration will be disqualified.

Please see HERE for the full terms and conditions.


Fourteen finalists will be awarded US$300 to make their films. The finalist in each category with the most views will win a US$1500 prize!


This competition is open to any person of any age, in any country. The purpose of the competition is for people worldwide to propose a one-minute film about the environment.

Entries can come from individuals, or groups. Group entries must have a named group leader, whose details should be submitted on the entry form. Entries can only be submitted in English, Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish.


Choose one of the seven categories HERE and think how you might make a one-minute film. Send them a proposal about the film you would like to make using the online form HERE before 23.00 GMT 30 August 2013. Pitches will only be accepted in English, Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish.

A judging panel will select the best 14proposals and provide funding of US$300 to help you make your film. Selected filmmakers will be contacted by 9 September 2013. Funding will only be awarded on delivery of the film. The deadline for the delivery of the final fourteen films is 23 October 2013.

The fourteen films will be uploaded to tve‘s YouTube channel tveinspiringchange and the five films with the most views by 19 December 2013 will each receive a US$1500 prize.

The ten best films may be shown at the UN COP19 Conference in Warsaw in November 2013; they may be also screened on TV, used for publicity purposes or used for events.

For questions, please contact the organizers at [email protected] For more information, see the official website HERE.

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