The tve Global Sustainability Films Awards (GSFA) recognises outstanding films from the business, non-profit, media and creative sectors that inspire audiences with real-world solutions for a more sustainable future.

Now in its 12th year, the awards promote powerful, effective storytelling that helps contribute to the building of a more just and sustainable future.

The environmental crisis facing the world is as much a communications problem as a scientific one. tve GSFA believe film can be a powerful tool for helping raise awareness, shift public opinion, and inspire action to protect our planet and transform our societies.

The GSFA is both a film awards and a sustainability awards. It is unique because entries are judged on the power of their storytelling and creativity, as well as on the credibility and impact of their content.  Submissions are welcome from businesses and organizations, as well as filmmakers, creatives and other storytellers from all around the world as long as the films focus on delivering sustainable solutions that are relevant in today’s context.

Key lessons learnt from the winning films are made publicly available to encourage the sharing of sustainable solutions and impact-driven film communications for the planet.

Here are the shortlist titles announced at the University of College London Recently

Young Filmmaker Short Film Award category

Rebirth of a Reef


Chandlai – The struggle of conservationist


Documentary Impact Short Film category

The Forest Maker

The Oil Machine

Common Ground

Bridging Troubled Waters

Transforming Society Short Film Award

Older Than Tress

Sagarmatha Next

Gocce di Rugiada

Greener Living Short Film Award

Save Our Wild Isles: Hungry for Change

Hope Restored

Exploring Regenerative Agriculture

ESG in Business Short Film category

Save Our Wile Isles: Banking on a Wilder Tomorrow

The Alternative Story

We Share (Tianqi Lithium Ltd, Odyssey 2023 Sustainable Cooperate Culture Film Award, Best SDGs Contribution Winner)

2022 Sustainability and Impact Report

Women/Girls in Sustainability

No Water No Village

Our Gorongosa

reFashioned (by Joanna Bowers, Odyssey 2023 Official Selection)

To the End

The award ceremony will take place on 6 November at the Mayfair Hotel in London. This year’s Awards is sponsored by United Living.

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