“Greed” from Azerbaijan leads EBRD-sponsored renewable energy category
tvebiomovies 2014, a competition for short films about the environment organised by tve, has today announced its winners after two months of public voting process on its YouTube channel.
The winner of the EBRD-sponsored renewable energy category is Huseyn Qulamov from Azerbaijan. His short film, “Greed”, received over 20,000 views and came first of the three finalists – the two others being Bulgaria’s “Green Hope” and Spain’s “The Heartbeat of the Ocean”.
The winners in the two remaining categories, the WWF-UK Prize for a World with a Future and the INBAR Prize for bamboo and rattan, are “Save Some for the Children” from Finland and “Life Without ban Boon” from Nepal, respectively.
The winner in each category will receive US$ 1,500 and will attend the award ceremony in London, at the EBRD’s HQ, on 27 January.
Ahead of the competition Huseyn Qulamov, director of the winning film in the EBRD category, explained the importance of his film.
“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.
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.
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).