EBRD and tve announce final stage of tvebiomovies2014 competition

By Viktorija Melohina

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Winners of the the tvebiomovies 2014 competition for short films about the environment, (organised by tve), will be announced on 16 December. The EBRD is sponsoring the category of renewables. In this category participants were invited to use creative and innovative ways to tell the story of renewable energy sources and their place in the world.

Two hundred and twenty-five proposals from 61 countries were entered for tve’s annual short film competition this year. From these proposals, nine finalists’ films were selected and commissioned to go into production. These are now being put to a public vote on YouTube. The winner in each category will receive US$ 1,500.

The two remaining categories are the WWF-UK Prize for a World with a Future and the INBAR Prize for bamboo and rattan.

Huseyn Qulamov from Azerbaijan is a finalist in the category of renewable energy with his film entitled “Greed”.

“I applied to tvebiomovies because it was a good chance to test myself and – with the help of my film – to send a message about what will happen if we don’t protect our planet,” said the 29-year-old filmmaker.

With just a month to go, it will be up to the global audience to choose the winning films by voting on tve’s YouTube channel.

The finalists in the EBRD category are:

Greed (Azerbaijan)
Green Hope (Bulgaria)
Heartbeat (Chile and Mexico)

Visit www.tve.org/biomovies to find out more and vote for your favourite finalist. The competition closes on 15 December 2014.

*tve is a collective name for Television for the Environment and Television Trust for the Environment. Television for the Environment is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (registered office 46 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ, company number 1811236) and a registered charity (charity number 326585). Television Trust for the Environment is a registered charity (charity number 326539).

 
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