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A nature documentary starring Sir David Attenborough, created for Friends of Richmond Park charity, scooped a trophy at tonight’s Charity Film Awards. Announced at a black-tie gala at Central Hall Westminster, Friends of Richmond Park was amongst the likes of The National Autistic Society, Save The Children, Movember and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society who also won awards.
Celebrating the third sector’s use of video, whether for awareness, changing attitudes and behaviours, or fundraising, the Charity Film Awards winners were picked by a combination of public votes and a panel of expert judges, with more than 60,000 members of the public voting for their favourite charity films.
Hosted by presenter and body confidence campaigner Chessie King, the Awards winners were:
- Charity Film of the Year: The National Autistic Society with ‘Make It Stop’
- The People’s Choice: The British Hedgehog Preservation Society with ‘Hedgehog Close’
- Long Form under £5million Turnover Award: Friends of Richmond Park with ‘Richmond Park: National Nature Reserve’
- Long Form over £5million Turnover Award: Prostate Cancer UK with ‘Appeal Film’
- £0-10,000 Turnover Award: RADLD with ‘DLD 1-2-3’
- £10-100,000 Turnover Award: Heart 4 More Foundation with ‘Mothers’ Stories’
- £100-500,000 Turnover Award: Sumatran Orangutan Society with ‘The Guardians of Leuser’
- £500,000-5million Turnover Award: Movember with ‘Suicide Notes Talk Too Late’
- £5-50million Turnover Award: Teenage Cancer Trust with ‘REACH: Help Fund More Nurses for Young People with Cancer’
- £50million + Turnover Award: Save The Children with ‘Made in Britain’
To see the full list of winners, including silver and bronze, please visit www.CharityFilmAwards.com
“The Charity Film Awards celebrate how charities use video, whether for fundraising, raising awareness to change behaviour. The films that won this evening are stunning examples of modern charity communications,” commented Simon Burton co-founder of the Charity Film Awards. “We had over 400 charities enter the Awards and it is a great achievement for all those charities who made it through as Finalists. Congratulations to all the winning charities.”
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Charity Film Awards
The Charity Film Awards will celebrate the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities and CICs within the UK.
Please note that the Awards are entirely free at every stage for participating charities and there is no requirement for any financial investment from charities whatsoever.
As a non-profitable organisation, the awards are organised by event professionals on a volunteer basis and we rely entirely on patrons, donations and sponsorship to run the awards and the ceremony. If you are interested in finding out more about how you support the Charity Film Awards, please contact co-founder Simon Burton on Simon.Burton@exposurecom.com
About Central Hall Westminster
Central Hall Westminster (CHW) is central London’s largest purpose-built conference and events centre, combining historical elegance with cutting-edge technical capabilities. The unique Edwardian landmark building situated adjacent to Westminster Abbey is the home of a culturally diverse Methodist Church and has engaged high profile conferences, special events and local business meetings since 1912.
Central Hall Westminster is a not for profit company that exists to enhance its architecturally significant building and to provide money for charitable works all over the world.
The architectural features of the building include the iconic dome, spacious entrance foyers and hallways, marble flooring and a sweeping Grand staircase, the design of which is based on the Paris Opera House.
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