Charity Film Awards sets entry number record

The annual award scheme celebrates charities’ use of films online to raise awareness and funds.

Joe Lepper | 23rd Oct 19
People celebrating receiving an award at the Charity Film awards

This year’s Charity Film Awards event has received the highest number of entries since it launched four years ago.

The event organisers said that some of those submitting entries have asked for more time to prepare for the launch of a public vote later this week for the best charity films.

There have been a record 400 films submitted and the public will now get a chance to vote for their favourite from 5pm 25 October. Last year’s event involved 300 charities.

Since its launch in 2017 there have been more than 1,000 entries with more than 250,000 votes from the public. Its aim is to celebrate excellence in digital engagement videos from the charity sector. These ha ve the ability to significantly boost charity PR, social media engagement and donations.

Child Bereavement UK among the previous winners of awards

Previous winners have included Child Bereavement UK for its One More Minute online film.

The awards scheme is free of charge for charities.

“Charity Film Awards continues to grow its impact both in terms of the video views we generate and the numbers of votes from members of the public,” said Awards Founder Simon Burton.

“Simply taking part can provide a huge boost to a charity no matter what its size or focus.”

Earlier this month online donation and shopping platform Give As you Live was announced as a campaign partner of the scheme.

Through the link up Give as you Live’s donation option will be offered to all charities taking part. According to Charity Film Awards one in ten of those voting last year also went on to make a donation.