International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

TVE biomovies 2014 competition winners awarded

16 Dec 2014

The winners of the tvebiomovies 2014 competition were celebrated at a ceremony today at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s offices in central London. The competition, now in its fifth year, attracted 225 entries from 61 countries to compete in one of three categories – the ERDB Renewable Energy Prize, the INBAR Prize for Bamboo and Rattan, and the WWF-UK prize for a World with a Future.

The overall winner was Huseyn Qulamov from Bulgaria who’s film “Greed” garnered over 20, 000 votes in the ERDB Renewable Energy category, for which he also took the category prize. In the INBAR Bamboo and Rattan category, Sudan Bhandari and Mohan Khanal’s “Life without Bam Boon“ took top spot, whilst “Save some for the Children” by Eric Opu won the WWF-UK sponsored category. Speaking shortly before departing to Myanmar to attend the 4th Environment Ministers meeting for the Asian Development Bank Greater Mekong Sub-region, INBAR’s Director General, Dr Hans Friederich, said “INBAR is delighted to have sponsored the Bamboo and Rattan category. We commend most heartily the winners and all the participants on their work, and thank them for the enthusiasm they brought to the competition. I was particularly impressed with the entries for the Bamboo and Rattan category, and congratulate Sudan Bhandari and Mohan Khanal on their excellent film, they have done a very good job indeed.”   Andrew Bennett, one of INBAR’s longest-serving Trustees who announced the Bamboo and Category winner at the event, said “I am very impressed by the insight that the films offer, raising in very human ways issues that affect us all. The bamboo and rattan category films of course are particularly engaging, and I hope that the films will be help raise awareness of the potential of bamboo and rattan for the good of sustainable green development long into the future.“ “INBAR would also like to thank tve colleagues for their excellent organisation and their unstinting support and help in this, the first year that INBAR has participated in the competition.” he concluded.   View the bamboo and rattan category films here:


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