Charity Film Awards 2021 opens for applications

Charities have been given a six week window to submit their entries for the Charity Film Awards, which recognises creative cause based films in the sector.

Any registered charity, charity media agency or brand with a corporate social responsibility imitative is invited to enter, provided their film was created in the last 18 months.

Categories are based on the annual income of charities. There is also a ‘people’s choice’ category and overall winner named.

Applications close in six week’s time, the Charity Film Awards have announced this week.

Over the last five years more than 1,500 films have entered the awards featuring films that have been voted for by more than 250,000 people.

Winners last year included Shahid Afridi Foundation, which supports communities in Pakistan and won in the people’s choice award for charities with an income of between £100,000 and £500,000.

The Salvation Army won the people’s choice award in the £100m plus income category for a film promoting their campaign to tackle modern slavery.

“The whole objective of the Charity Film Awards is to get more views for charities’ campaigns,” Charity Film Awards campaign director Madeleine Johnson.

“If we can gain just one additional view for each organisation then that’s potentially one new supporter and one more individual reaching out to their community.”

This year the Charity Film Awards has partnered with non-profit platform Smiley Movement.

“I hope that Smiley Movement is going to multiply the number of views these great charity films get by at least 10 times, and in doing so that we're going to enable them to get more volunteers and to generate more donations,” said Smiley chief executive Nicolas Loufrani.

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