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The tve Global Sustainability Films Awards (GSFA) 2020

Deadline: September 28, 2020

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 ninth year, the awards promote powerful, effective storytelling that helps contribute to the building of a more just and sustainable future.

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 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.

This year, due to on-going social distancing recommendations around the world, the GSFA will be held online, with the winners being announced during a series of special events across five days from November 16th to November 20th, 2020. tve has partnered with Difficult Dialogues to produce a rich, global online experience that will combine the announcement of award winners with engaging online discussions and debates about the issues they address.

Awards & Prizes

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2020 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.


  • Competitive Award Categories

  • Young Filmmaker Award

  • Doing Business Differently Short Film Award

  • Inspiring Your Workforce Short Film Award

  • Innovations Short Film Award

  • Health and the Environment Short Film Award

  • Transforming Society Short Film Award

  • Campaigning Short Film Award

  • Solutions News Story Award

  • Documentary Impact Award



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