11/7/2013 12:06 PM
Now in its fourth successful year, tvebiomovies 2013 invited aspiring and established film-makers to submit film proposals in five languages - Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and English
After a record 565 film proposals from 75 countries were entered for this year’s tvebiomovies competition, the 14 finalists’ films selected to go into production today go live onYouTube ? marking the start of the two month voting period to find the ultimate 2013 winners by 19th December.
This year’s tvebiomovies finalists come from across the globe, from Bolivia, Cameroun, Canada, Colombia, France, Mauritius, Nepal, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, the USA and the UK, with our film-makers ages ranging from two 15- year olds - Ronan Baranger fromConcarneau in France, and Connor Kelley from Pueblo West in Colorado, USA - to 39-year old Raúl Pérez Albrecht from La Paz in Bolivia. Their ambitious - sometimes poignant, sometimes whacky - one-minute films tackle a wide spectrum of big ideas on the environment; from halting global climate change to tackling marine pollution, from cutting back food waste to restoring degraded soils. They employ an equally wide range of techniques and styles to get their messages across ? from animation and music, to drama and satire.