Day 03: 18 Nov 2020 on NEW IDEAS

2:30pm GMT

Day 3 began with Lisa Aziz, iconic media personality and television anchor, welcoming everybody to the special awards week hosted by the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards and Difficult Dialogues and introducing Richard Creasey, Chair Emeritus of tve and Co-founder. Richard, who is now Managing Director of BFC Media, outlined tve’s rich history of the past 35 years.

2:35pm GMT

This was followed by Lisa announcing the shortlist for the category Innovations Short Film Award and playing short clips from the films. This award recognises digital technology, alternative materials, clean energy or new production processes, with the potential for driving sustainability at scale.

The shortlist included:
PROTECTING CORAL REEFS (submitted by BBC Storyworks)
LANDFILLS AS MUSEUMS: A WASTE STUDY (submitted by Slow Factory Foundation)
TURNING THE TIDE (submitted by Stramash Film)


Nicky Milne, one of the esteemed jurors of the tve GSFA 2020, delivered a message on her experience of adjudicating the films after the announcement of the shortlist.

2:41pm GMT

In the next segment, Lisa announced the shortlist for the category Health and the Environment Short Film Award and played the short clips from the films. This category is awarded to a film under 15 minutes that best explains the links between the environment and human health, including but not limited to the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health, and nutrition.

The shortlist included:
REWILING HONEYBEES (submitted by Cameron Nielson)
A FAILURE OF THE IMAGINATION (submitted by The Progress Film Company)


After the announcement of the shortlist, Monica Lakhanpaul and Bhavna Kapoor, eminent members of the tve GSFA 2020 jury panel, shared their experiences judging the films this year.

2:50pm GMT

Next, a panel discussion hosted by Difficult Dialogues followed to focus on and examine the Role of Innovation in Bringing about a Sustainable Future. The panel was led by David Stringer Lamarre, Managing Director of Fortis Consulting London, and Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) London Region.

Other panelists included Andrew Griffiths, Director of Digital & amp; Duncan Wardle, Founder of iD8 & innov8, and former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Noor Veenhoven, Co-Founder of Project Cece, and Gabriela Herculano, CEO of Clima Investments.


The panelists discussed innovative ideas and the role of some of the best emerging technological innovations such as AI, digital technology in bringing forth a sustainable future for all of us.

3:50pm GMT

The panel discussion was followed by the winner announcement of the Innovations Short Film category. Lord Anthony St John, who is the 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, announced TURNING THE TIDE, a film made by Stramash Films, as the winner of the Innovations Award.

Andrew from Turning the Tide team accepted the award and delivered a speech after the winner announcement.

4:00pm GMT

In the next segment, Cheryl Uys-Allie, who is a documentary filmmaker and an eminent member of the jury panel of the tve GSFA 2020, announced the winner of the Health and the Environment Category. The award went to A FAILURE OF THE IMAGINATION, a film by The Progress Film Company.

Andrew Porteous from The Progress Film Company accepted the award and shared their message after the winner announcement.

More than 25 youth ambassadors joined the tve GSFA 2020 in order to create awareness amongst the youth to take affirmative action and create a sustainable future. During the event today, video messages made by two of our Youth Ambassadors were played with the aim to enhance their voice and mission.

Be sure to join in tomorrow where an even more scintillating programme is lined up. Awards will be honoured to the winners of the Transforming Society and Campaigning categories, followed by a must hear panel discussion on What will our world look like in 2050?