tve and EBRD name Green Economy finalists for tvebiomovies2015

By Viktorija Melohina


Global audience to select winners by 18 December

A jury panel has selected the three finalists for tve biomovies 2015 and their films can now be viewed on tve’s YouTube channel.

The EBRD is supporting a Green Economy category within the competition, for which filmmakers were asked to portray ways to make our economies greener.

It is now up to the global audience to decide which filmmaker will receive US$ 1,500. Voting is open until 18 December and the winner will be the filmmaker whose video attracts the most views on YouTube.

Here are the three finalists shortlisted by the jury panel:

Kalindi Fonda, Slovenia, 27 - “In and out”

 

Kiran Sapkota, UK, 18 - “The green generation”

 

 

Kevin McCoy (ASPfilms), USA, 48 - “Is It Just Lunch?”

All three shortlisted videos will be shown at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December.

All the films address a crucial question, such as how to limit the impact of climate change and ensure that the way we do business works both for people and for the environment.

In the run up to COP 21 the EBRD recently committed to scale up its financing to tackle the climate change over the next four years.

Under its new Green Economy Transition approach, the EBRD is aiming to step up its green financing to around €18 billion or 40 per cent of its total annual investment by 2020.

Greening economies is a vital part of EBRD activity in countries stretching from Mongolia on the Chinese border to Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean, through its Sustainable Energy Initiative and Sustainable Resource Initiative.

Other categories in this year’s competition include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations prize aligned with International Year of Soils.

In parallel, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change selected two winners under its Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, who will be reporting from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December.

Over 380 film-makers from 90 different countries entered the tvebiomovies 2015 competition, which focussed on sustainable development.