tve - inspiring change


tvebiomovies is a film competition now in its fourth 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 seven 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 in Warsaw at the UN COP19 Conference in November 2013.

How do I enter?

Choose one of our seven 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 30 August 2013. Pitches will only be accepted in English, Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish.

A judging panel will select the best fourteen 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 fourteen films is 23 October 2013.

The fourteen films will be uploaded to tve's YouTube channel tveinspiringchange and the five films with the most views by 19 December 2013 will each receive a US$1500 prize.

Remember, you have until 23.00 GMT on 30 August 2013 to submit your proposal online.

The Judges

Representatives from our funders, and YouTube celebrities.

The Prizes

There are seven 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 25 October 2013 and 19 December 2013.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for creative, funny or serious, inspirational stories about the environment. 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 seven 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 fourteen 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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