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Public urged to vote for charity film of the year

Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite charity video as part of the first stage of judging for Charity Film Awards.

Recognising the very best films and videos that have been created for charities in the UK, the Charity Film Awards is split into seven categories; five are for films under 5 minutes in length and are based on the charity’s turnover for the latest financial year, and a final two categories for videos over 5 minutes, including documentaries.

The public vote of all the films entered will determine the final shortlist, which will be shown to the expert panel of judges. The winners will then be announced at a gala event in Spring 2019. Over 300 films are entered this year from charities large and small in a huge variety of sectors and causes. The films are inspiring, heart-warming, challenging and affecting.

Simon Burton, Co-Founder of the Charity Film Awards, commented:

The Charity Film Awards is providing another opportunity for charities to get their messages heard, whether their videos are designed to change behaviour, present research, provide an update or promote fundraising.

The vote has only been open for a few days, but the huge amount of public and celebrity support we’ve already seen shows that charities are at the forefront of the British public’s mind.

For more information, to nominate a charity’s video, or to vote visit

Public voting closes on 14 December and The Rooftop will be featuring every stage of the contest as the official media partner for the Awards.

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