Creators for the Planet is a global year-round engagement program set up to spotlight and amplify creators' stories promoting prosperity and peace for people and the planet. Set up by Creo and developed in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation and Sony Pictures, Creators for the Planet aims to mobilise and inspire people to Act Now through photography and film.
The programme comprises two awards: the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards Environment category and the Sony World Photography Awards Sustainability Prize. The work entered into each of these initiatives are required to focus on one (or more) of the eight Environment focused Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger; Quality Education; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Responsible Consumption and Reduction; Climate Action; Life Below Water; and Life on Land. Creators for the Planet stems from Picture This, an initiative that was created by the World Photography Organisation in association with Sony Pictures and the United Nations Foundation.
Environment category, Sony Future Filmmaker Awards
The Environment category in the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards champions short films communicating a positive future for the planet. In addition to a trip to Sony Pictures Studio lot in California for a four-day programme of workshops, screenings and a black-tie ceremony, the FX9 Cinema Line Camera, a FE C 16-35mm lens plus a $5,000 cash prize.
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2023 Environment category winner is Pedro Furtado (Brazil), for The Good Dolphins. The short film tells the story of a group of fishermen in Brazil fighting to save a pod of dolphins who have helped them catch fish across generations.
Sustainability Prize, Sony World Photography Awards
The Sustainability Prize is an initiative within the Sony World Photography Awards. Created to recognise the stories, people and organisations whose actions highlight one of the environment-focused Sustainable Development Goals, the winner receives a $5,000 cash prize, a presentation of their project in the Sony World Photography Awards London exhibition and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book.
Alessandro Cinque (Italy) is announced as the winner of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 Sustainability Prize for his series Atrapanieblas (Fog Nets). The series documents an innovative solution helping to tackle chronic water shortages in Lima, Peru.
Creative storytelling has the power to inspire a new way forward to take care of our planet. Every one of us can help limit global warming by making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment. Be part of the solution and join in the United Nations campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability: Act Now.
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