Filmmakers and animators across the planet are invited to submit creative and cutting edge proposals for one-minute films about the environment. YouTube users are the target audience, and nine shortlisted entrants will receive funding to produce their films.
tvebiomovies is calling for proposals from amateur and established filmmakers. Entrants have three categories to choose from: – (i) The INBAR Prize for bamboo and rattan (ii) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Renewable Energy Prize (iii) The WWF-UK Prize for a World With a Future. Proposals can be written in English, French or Russian.
A judging panel will pick the best nine film ideas for production. The shortlisted films will be screened in Pyeongchang, Korea during the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP 12 in October 2014. The films which attract the most YouTube views between 16 October and 15 December 2014 will each receive a US$1,500 prize.
“Last year we received 565 proposals from 71 countries, and we are aiming for even more this year,” says tve’s Executive Director Cheryl Campbell. “For the past four years, with the generous backing of our donors, tvebiomovies has produced inspiring and engaging short films about a huge range of environmental issues, which have been viewed more than 3.5 million times. We want this year’s films to live up to the standard set by filmmakers to date. We are looking for surprising and original productions that engage a YouTube audience.”
To submit a proposal, log on to www.tve.org/biomovies and choose a category.
If your proposal is one of the nine shortlisted by the judges, you’ll need to get your film to tvebiomovies by 14 October 2014.
Deadline for proposal submissions: 23.00 GMT, 25 August 2014.