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Charities celebrate film of the year awards

Charities across the UK are celebrating after the Charity Film of the Year Awards were announced.

Carers UK won Charity Film of the Year with its short emotive film entitled ‘Two Sides of the Story’, which was voted by a panel of illustrious judges.

Priding themselves on making the lives of carers across the UK better, Carers UK partnered with British Gas to highlight the impact and emotional toll that caring can have on people’s lives.

‘Two Sides of the Story’ is an emotive short film that brings together the stories of carers and their unknowing loved ones, raising awareness for the mental wellbeing of carers. Aired in cinema’s during Carers Week, the stories in the film resonate with carers and their friends and family across the UK and is even more relevant today as carers’ navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Compassion in World Farming won the much-coveted People’s Choice Award with its star-studded ‘Dear Humans’ short film, as voted by over 110,000 members of the general public.

The Charity Film Awards is backed by The Rooftop and social enterprise Campaign Collective.

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

In the digital age, charities’ use of video is fundamental to engage the hearts and minds of their communities. We created the Awards to demonstrate that, in a modern world, filmmaking is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication toolbox, and to celebrate charitable videos that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour. Both of these winning films do all of the above and much more.

The awards celebrate small charities raising under £10k a year to the biggest charities in the nation raising over £100 million. Other winners included Scottish Environment Link for their film calling for more resources to help protect the country’s unique landscape.

To view all of the winners and their films, visit the Charity Film Awards website: www.charityfilmawards.com

simon@simonfrancis.org

Founder Member of Campaign Collective, chair of the Public Relations & Communications Association Charity and Not-For-Profit Group. Write mainly about charity, public sector and social enterprise communications.

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