The Charity Film Awards has announced the finalists for 2019 recognising the very best charity films from the UK.
Out of the hundreds of charities and CICs who entered this year’s awards, the finalists represent 50 organisations of all sizes, covering health awareness, medical research, sports, children and young people, environmental issues, animals, education, arts and culture and international NGOs.
50,000 members of the public voted for their favourite charity films during the Shortlisting process.
From the Shortlist, the expert panel of judges including the BBC’s David Eades, Philip Collins of The Times, Georgina Lewis, Head of Marketing the FA, and Simon Francis from The Rooftop have chosen the Finalists.
While many of the films shortlisted told compelling real life stories of people who have benefited from the work of the charities, there was also some celebrity stardust in the shortlist.
The films include an informative documentary featuring Sir David Attenborough (The Living Thames), a relaxed discussion about mental health featuring HRH The Duke of Cambridge (CALM: #BestManProject Goes Royal), Mary Berry and Rio Ferdinand sharing their personal experiences of bereavement (#One More Minute) and James Purefoy tackling gender inequality (Touchline Tactics).
Voting has reopened online so that members of the public can judge for themselves and cast their vote for The People’s Choice Award.
See www.charityfilmawards.com/finalists for further details.