tve - inspiring change


tvebiomovies is a film competition now in its fifth year, and open to everyone around the world with access to a camera. You could receive US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the environment. Which bit of the environment? Choose a category and decide. Your film could be funny or serious, an animation, a drama or a documentary.

The Competition: win US$1500!

There are three categories in the competition - each looking at different aspects of the environment:

The winner in each category - the film which receives the most views on tve's Inspiring Change YouTube channel - will receive US$1500! Do the maths - if we commission your film, that's a 50/50 chance of winning! Winning films will also be screened at the CBD COP 12 Conference on Biodiversity in the Republic of Korea.

How do I enter?

Choose one of our three categories and think how you might make a one-minute film. Send us a proposal about the film you would like to make using our online form before 23.00 GMT 25 August 2014. Pitches will only be accepted in English, French, Russian or Spanish.

A judging panel will select the best nine proposals and provide funding of US$300 to help you make your film. Funding will only be awarded on delivery of the film.

The deadline for the delivery of the final nine films is 14 October 2014.

The nine films will be uploaded to tve's YouTube channel tveinspiringchange and the five films with the most views by 15 December 2014 will each receive a US$1500 prize.

Remember, you have until 23.00 GMT on 25 August 2014 to submit your proposal online.

The Judges

Representatives from our funders, and YouTube celebrities.

The Prizes

There are three categories and there will be a prize of US$1500 for the winner of each category. The winner will be the film in each category which has received the most views between 16 October 2014 and 15 December 2014.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for creative, funny or serious, inspirational stories about the environment. You don’t need a long proposal – just tell us briefly what your film is about and what we will see in your film. See filmmaking tips below.


  • Films must be a maximum of one minute in duration, including credits and titles. Any film that exceeds 70 seconds in duration will be disqualified.

  • The format of the film must be mov, mp4, or wmv.

  • Each film must be entered into one of the three categories.

  • We are looking for films that are creative about how they address the environmental issues.

  • Films can come from individuals or groups, but there must be a lead filmmaker.

  • Funding of $300 will be paid to the selected nine finalists only on successful receipt of their completed films.

  • You must agree to all the terms and conditions to enter the competition.

Need some filming tips?

Here are a few websites offering useful advice to novice filmmakers:

Contact Us

If you have any more questions about how to enter then please email us at

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