We’re pleased to have won Silver at the Charity Film Awards 2019 for our film, #EscapeRobot, produced for War Child UK.
Nearly 50,000 members of the public voted for their favourite charity films and expert judges trimmed the shortlist to a list of finalists. The results were then announced on Friday 26 April at a red carpet ceremony at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street. Hosted by Sally Philips, the awards celebrated the variety and creative quality of the charitable sector’s short filmmaking, with the night’s main prize going to Child Bereavement UK’s film about loss, grief and remembrance.
#EscapeRobot won Silver in the £5,000,000 – £50,000,000 category. Help for Heroes were awarded Bronze for Patrick’s Privilege, in which 91-year-old Veteran Patrick outlines why others should sign up to volunteer for the charity. Breast Cancer Care took Gold for Booberang breast check, a light-hearted Instagram campaign that encourages women to check their breasts using the Boomerang feature.
Our film, Where the Wild Things Are, produced for Book Aid International, was also nominated in this year’s awards. Competing in the £500,001 – £5,000,000 category, A Story of Hope by Soi Dog Foundation received Bronze, and two silvers were awarded to 5 years through the eyes of a mum by Macular Society and I Am Michael by Chickenshed. One More Minute by Child Bereavement UK took Gold in this category, as well as the top prize overall – the coveted Charity Film of the Year Award.
Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the winners. It’s fantastic to see such creativity in film across the sector and we’re pleased to be part of the celebration!
The Charity Film Awards have been created to celebrate the success of film in fundraising, to increase exposure of charity films and to encourage donations for good causes. The awards are clear in their objectives: to demonstrate that in the modern world film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication tool box.
The categories are based on the charity’s turnover for the latest financial year, so everyone has a chance to win an award regardless of the size of the organisation and the budgets available. The films are judged in two phases; firstly by the public who will determine a short list of entries for each category and secondly by a panel of expert judges who will vote independently to choose winners from the short list.
The judging panel for 2019 is made up of over 40 industry experts, including Evelyn Webster, Chief Executive at The Guardian US & Australia, Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive at BBC Children in Need, Steve Garvey Founder of Moving Image News and Sam Barrett, Head of PR Sales at UNILAD.