Charity Film Awards announces finalists 

15 Mar 2019 News

Fifty organisations have shortlisted for this Charity Film Awards, including wildlife charity Sumatran Orangutan Society, Breast Cancer Care and Book Aid International. 

Hundreds of charities and community interest companies entered this year’s awards, with 50,000 members of the public voting during the shortlisting process and judges then selecting the finalists. 

The finalists will now be judged by an expert panel including David Eades, BBC journalist and newsreader, Philip Collins, journalist and speechwriter at The Times, and Georgina Lewis, head of marketing at the FA.

Voting has also reopened for the People’s Choice award. Winners will be announced at the gala ceremony on the evening of Friday 26 April at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, London. More information about each finalist is available on the website

Helen Buckland, director of Sumatran Orangutan Society, said: "We’re thrilled that this film has been recognised by the judging panel. We want it to get all the exposure it can to highlight to everyone that forest destruction is real and needs our attention, and we know the awards will make a big difference in getting it out there."

The awards are organised by organised by For Good Events Ltd.

The finalists are: 

£0-10,000 category

  • Senior Citizen Liaison Team Charity
  • Sunshine People 
  • Valgrays Border Collie and Animal Rescue
  • Voicing CSA (Child Sexual Abuse)
  • Woodlands School Charitable Trust

£10,001 - £100,000 category

  • Believe - Organ Donor Support
  • Growing Resilience in Teens
  • HUMEN 
  • Phase
  • Pregnancy Sickness Support

£100,001 - £500,000 category

  • AngelmanUK
  • COINS Foundation & PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)
  • Dravet Syndrome UK
  • FRANK Water
  • Rethink Rebuild Society
  • The Grasvenor Project

£500,001 - £5,000,000 category

  • Book Aid International
  • Chickenshed
  • Child Bereavement UK
  • Hope for Children - Events for Namuwongo
  • Macular Society
  • Soi Dog Foundation
  • Sumatran Orangutan Society

£5,000,001 - £50,000,000 category

  • Bloodwise
  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Help for Heroes
  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • TACT – The Adolescent and Children’s Trust
  • The IET
  • War Child

£50,000,000+ category

  • ActionAid UK
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • British Red Cross
  • Cats Protection
  • Change Grow Live
  • The Salvation Army
  • Time to Change – Rethink and Mind 

Long form under £5m

  • CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
  • Community Film CIC
  • Thames Estuary Partnership
  • Tynedale Hospice at Home
  • WAY - Widowed and Young
  • Youth Cancer Trust 

Long form over £5m

  • BMS World Mission
  • Childline / NSPCC
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Sightsavers
  • The Brain Tumour Charity

People’s Choice Award
Voted for by the public – any finalist can win

Charity Film of the Year
The overall winner

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