Charity Film Awards finalists named

Charity film awards

Scottish organisations featured on the list include Scottish Environment LINK, the John Muir Trust and Maryhill Integration Network

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A host of Scottish charities have been recognised for their commitment to using creativity in video.

The shortlist for the Charity Film Awards has been unveiled. Around 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.

Scottish organisations featured on the list include Scottish Environment LINK, the John Muir Trust and Maryhill Integration Network.

Remzije Sherifi, director of Maryhill Integration Network, said: “It’s amazing, fantastic , we are over the moon! A big congratulations to all involved, and to the amazing Seffanna for the best poem I ever came across about the plight of refugees. It’s a poem which gives an unique insight into the life and feelings of those forced to live their homes without a choice, and a poem that reflects on dreams, journeys, war, humanity in light of the current refugee crisis and lives in exile.”

The awards celebrate the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities within the UK, and continue to champion effective story-telling and digital engagement in the third sector.

A panel of experts will now consider the 125 remaining entries, with the winners revealed at a ceremony in London later this spring. 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.

Simon Burton, co-founder of the Charity Film Awards, said: “The level of public engagement in the awards is spectacular and it is completely free of charge to the charities involved. The Awards give the truly creative films UK charities produce a context and shot of adrenaline resulting in a huge uplift in viewership, conversation and donations.”

The full shortlist can be viewed on the awards website.