In the boom of social media and with increasingly lower cost of production, film and video content is now considered a key component in many charities’ marketing tool kit. To celebrate that fact the Charity Film Awards have been created to highlight the success of film in fundraising, to increase exposure of charity films and to encourage donations for good causes.
The categories for entering are based on the charity’s turnover for the latest financial year, so everyone has a chance to win an award regardless of the size of the organisation and the budgets available.
The films will be judged in two phases:
- firstly by the public who will determine a short list of entries for each category (and have an opportunity to donate to the cause as they vote)
- secondly by a panel of expert judges who will vote independently to choose winners from the short list
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony and all shortlisted charities will be invited to attend free-of-charge. Dates and venue for the award ceremony will be announced shortly.
The Awards are entirely free at every stage for participating charities and there is no requirement for any financial investment from charities whatsoever.
The timeline for submission deadlines and voting is as follows:
- Nominations open until 21 October 2016
- Public voting open from 1 October to end of November 2016
- Short lists announced in December 2016
- Final judging by panel in January 2017
- Winners announced in February 2017
Who can enter?
Anyone can nominate a film to be entered for a prize – whether you are the charity, the agency who created the film or simply a fan. Our team will then qualify each entry against our terms and conditions to ensure that the charity is registered within the UK.
More information on the awards can be found here.
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