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tvebiomovies 2016

tvebiomovies is open to anyone around the world with access to a computer, smartphone or camera. Through our global film competition, now in its seventh year, you can showcase your filmmaking talents and inspire others with your actions for the environment and sustainability.


You’ll have a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes – including a trip to the COP in Marrakech, Morocco, to work in the UNFCCC newsroom – and to tell the vital story of our planet today.


Telling this story is more urgent than ever. Every day, the world uses more natural resources than our planet can replace. Wildlife is fast growing extinct and our most important natural systems are breaking down. How do we turn around this degradation of our planet? We can champion ways of living more sustainably – and we can tell people about it.


The theme for tvebiomovies 2016 is the planetary boundaries, about living within the earth’s limits. The competition is about you, sharing your ideas of the actions we must take, the ways we must live and how we must value the planet we share.


tve inspires vloggers and animators, Minecrafters and Instagrammers to turn their creativity to our planetary boundaries


Media charity tve launches its biggest ever tvebiomovies competition on Friday 20 May – live streamed from the climate talks in Bonn. It is the 7th year that tve has challenged the online community around the world to turn its creativity and imagination to the environment. This year, for the first time, the competition includes a challenge to Minecrafters to build a sustainable world, and to Instagrammers to ‘save a drop’.


This year’s categories are supported by the Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt (DBU), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Development Programme, the Global Environment Facility, the Lighthouse Foundation, and Racing Heart Films.


Entrants to tvebiomovies can take part in four opportunities via the website:

The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change supported by the UNFCCC - vloggers between 18 and 30 can enter 3 minute films into two categories focusing on climate related activities.


The Short Film Competition invites proposals into four categories including the Prize for Reusing and Recycling; the GEF Prize for Biodiversity; the GEF Prize for Forests; and the Lighthouse Foundation Prize for Oceans and Seas


The Sustainable Worlds in Minecraft category inviting the creation by Minecrafters of a sustainable eco-island


Stop that Drop inviting Instagrammers to share 30 second videos with their water saving tips


tvebiomovies 2016 is now open and the deadline for entries is 23:00 GMT on 19 August.


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biomovies2016 is funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

(AZ 33321)