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 11th year, the awards promote powerful, effective storytelling that helps contribute to the building of a more just and sustainable future.
Announcement for the Shorlisted Films to participate in the annual Global Sustainability Film Awards to be held in London on the 28th of November.
tve is a UK-registered charity founded by the United Nations Environment Programme, WWF-UK, and Central Television (now part of ITV) in 1984. Our mission is to use the power of storytelling to drive real world change for a more sustainable future keeping the crucial UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind.
The environmental crisis facing the world is as much a communications problem as a scientific one. We 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.
The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2022 recognises filmmaking that focuses on environmental solutions and inspires audiences to to take action in support of a more just and sustainable future. Film submissions should fit into one of the following award categories, aimed at a wide variety of film genres including short films from companies, NGOs and creative organizations/individuals, video news stories, documentaries, and a nominated category for a feature film on sustainability. Detailed descriptions of each category can be found under the Categories & Entry Fees section below.
Competitive Award Categories:
Young Filmmaker Short Film Award
Transforming Society Short Film Award
Greener Living Short Film Award
Digital Technology and AI for Sustainable Living Short Film Award
Documentary Impact Award
Founder’s Award: Sustainability on the Big Screen
SELECTION PROCESS & CALENDAR
The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards follows a rigorous and transparent selection process. After the Call for Entries closes on the 30th of Septeber 2022, films entered under each of the categories that meet the submission criteria will be sent to their respective Shortlisting Panel. This panel would carry out the first level of judging, choosing a shortlist of films under each of the nine competitive categories. The shortlists will be announced on the 28th of October, 2022. A Final Judging Panel will evaluate all the shortlisted entries and choose the winning films for each of the categories. The final winners will be announced at a Awards Ceremony event presented by tve Global Sustainability Film Awards at the BAFTA hall in London on the 23rd of November 2022.
The Shortlisting Panels and the Final Judging Panel comprise prominent individuals from the sustainability, film and communication sectors. Their decisions will be final and binding to all.
The Shortlisting Panels and the Final Judging Panel will evaluate the entries on the following five criteria:
Sustainability Relevance: Does the film address a relevant sustainable development goal and effectively depict a relevant solution?
Creative Execution: How effective was the creative and technical execution of entered films, considering elements such as visual style, structure, camerawork and story narration?
Engagement: How effective overall was the film’s storytelling in engaging the target audience and using the medium’s potential to the fullest?
Credibility: Do the solutions and/or initiatives depicted reflect credible sustainability solutions and how significant is their potential for driving change?
Impact: Did the film effectively deliver its message to its target audience and did it achieve its intended impact, for example changing behaviour, shifting opinions, or driving action?
We will be announcing our finalists for this year’s awards on Friday 28th of October at the De Montfort University in Leicester.
This event is organised in collaboration with De Montfort University.
Guest appearance will include key members from the charity tve and the event will be hosted by Dr Hiu Man Chan, Lecturer in Creative & Cultural Industries, De Montfort University and Founder & Director of UK-China Film Collab.
Register your place for the De Montfort University event here.