The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017 in association with Fastflow Group, took place at London’s BAFTA on the 27th of November, hosted by environmental journalist and broadcaster, Lucy Siegle.
In part 1 of our recording from the evening, we hear the welcome speech from the Awards president David Morley, and this section ends with an interview with Nick Bridges, director of Choice International Ltd., sponsor of the Reshaping the Economy category.
In the tveGSFA Reshaping the Economy category sponsored by Choice International Ltd., the winner was Neste for ‘Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives’, and Highly Commended was World Animal Protection, for ‘Ghost Gear’.
Nick Bridges presented the trophy to Neste’s Sirpa Tuomi and TBWA’s Iikka Maunumaa and Janni Widerholm.
‘Our judging panel felt that Neste’s film, “Everyone dies, but not everyone lives” was incredibly impactful, with their powerful narrator, Prince Ea, offering an inspiring and refreshing perspective on the power we all have to make profound change, a message with the ability to galvanise people globally, as demonstrated by the impressive 180 million views of YouTube. The strength of the message, as well as its global impact led the judges to choose Neste’s film as the 2017 Winner in the ‘Reshaping the Economy’ category.’ – Victoria Brooks, sustainability communications consultant, coordinator of the shortlisting panels and a member of the judging panel for the Reshaping the Economy Award, sponsored by Choice International Ltd.
Nick Nuttall, director of communications at UN Climate Change and chair of the judges, said: “The film captured the aspiration of a world in search of a better future, the need for everyone to stand up and act—it is a credit to Neste that it had the courage to go beyond the usual corporate style. In choosing this actor and this monologue, Neste signalled it had a transformational vision of its role as a business and was determined to take a very different and ever more sustainable path now and in the years and decades to come”.
Watch their winning video here:
World Animal Protection’s Christina Dixon and Andrew Davies from Campaign Film, collected the Highly Commended trophy for their film ‘Ghost Gear’.
Watch their Highly Commended video here:
Special thanks to the students from the Television Production course at Westminster University for filming and producing our footage from the evening.