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Charity Film Awards Shortlist Announced

Posted on January 20, 2020

The Charity Film Awards, recognising the very best films and videos that have been created by UK charities, has announced the Shortlist from the public voting round.

400 charities submitted their films and more than 65,000 members of the public cast their votes for their choice of charity film. Millions of additional views of the videos have resulted as well as millions of social media interactions.

125 charities have made the Shortlist where their films will be judged by an expert panel. The judges include senior figures from media, business, entertainment, civil society and the charity sector. The Celebrity Ambassadors for Charity Film Awards are Mariella Frostrup, Mark Chapman, Quentin Willson, Jason Bell, Chris Warburton and Levison Wood.

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Coporate Cause Category Launches

Posted on December 09, 2019

A new awards campaign designed to recognise excellence in purpose and values driven brand advertisement and video has been launched by the Charity Film Awards, the world’s largest awards programme for charitable films.

The Corporate Cause Awards will recognise the best examples of video content created by brands and corporates focussed on causes, issues and charitable partnerships above and beyond its products and services.

The judges for this category form separate jury to the Charity Film Awards. They represent some of the UK’s highest profile public figures focussed on issues of corporate responsibility, diversity, inclusion and well-being. They come from media, entertainment, business, professional services and philanthropy and include Alex Mahon, CEO Channel 4 ; Sir…

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Give as you Live Donate becomes Charity Film Awards Campaign Partner

Posted on October 03, 2019

Give as you Live, the innovative donation, shopping and fundraising technology site has joined forces with Charity Film Awards as a Campaign Partner.

Give as you Live Donate will be offered to all charities taking part in this year’s awards as part of their participation in the campaign. 300 charities took part in the 2019 campaign, which drove millions of addition views of charity videos and over 100,000 votes from the public. Around 10% of those voting also went on to make a donation.

Annabelle Risdon, Director and Head of Partnerships at Give as you Live Ltd said, “We are hugely excited to be working with the Charity Film Awards. The campaign’s purposeful engagement with charities and their supporters through video absolutely reflects our philosophy.”

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Charity Film Awards Open For Entries

Posted on September 19, 2019

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is now open for entry as it continues to champion effective story-telling and digital engagement in the third sector.

Since its launch in 2017 over 1000 charity films have entered and over ¼ million members of the public have voted. The awards have driven significantly increased video views, positive PR, social media engagement and donations for the participating charities. Last year’s winners include: Child Bereavement UK, NSPCC/Childline, RSPCA, Cats Protection and Breast Cancer Care.

Charities and CICs wishing to enter can do so now online at before the deadline in mid-October. The campaign is entirely free of charge for charities at every stage of the process.

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Posted on April 11, 2018

The Charity Film Awards, has announced the finalists for 2018, recognising the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities within the UK. The films range from informative documentaries featuring Sir David Attenborough (Richmond Park) to Eddie and Dyls, two young children, raising awareness of developmental language disorders (RADLD).

Out of the hundreds of charities and CICs who entered, the finalists represent 38 organisations of all sizes entered, covering health awareness, medical research, sports, children, environmental issues, animals, education, arts and culture and international NGOs.

Over 40,000 members of the public voted for their favourite charity films during the Shortlisting process. From the Shortlist,…

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Posted on October 07, 2017

Charities, fans and agencies now have until 17 October to enter

The Charity Film Awards have extended their entry deadline until 5pm on Tuesday 17 October, giving charities, fans and agencies an additional two weeks to enter their charity films.

The Charity Film Awards celebrate the third sectors use of film, whether to raise awareness for the charity, fundraise or change mindsets and behaviours. Free to enter, the Awards categories are based on the charities turnover and the length of video.

All the films entered will go into a Public Voting stage, where fans are encouraged to vote on their favourite charity video to go through to the Shortlist. The Shortlist are then reviewed by the judges, whittling them down to the Finalist videos, who go through to the…

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Why video and film is such an important tool for charities

Posted on July 19, 2017

Charity and not for profit organisations have, in recent years, suffered from increasing financial pressures due to the economic downturn and subsequent austerity measures by many governments. Undoubtedly, with government aid and social care funding being cut, there is also an increasing demand for charities to fill the gaps for those in need.

At the same time, charities are struggling to generate income from corporate donations as most businesses are also feeling the pinch. Therefore, it is essential for charities to ensure that each pound spent achieves a measured return on investment. As a result, the marketing and communications budget is bound to be subject to higher than ever levels of scrutiny.

Where many corporate organisations will easily make broad…

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