The Charity Film Awards
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Due to popular demand we have extended the deadline to enter until 31st October 2018. Please make sure you enter by this date at the very latest. 

The public vote will open on THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER.

Charities and CICs can enter the Charity Film Awards 2019 free of charge. Categories to enter are based on turnover so there are awards for the smallest organisations as well as the largest. 

Whether you win or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness, increase views of your film and collect donations. We've even kept the process incredibly simple so it just takes 2 minutes to submit your entry. 

What you need to enter: Authority from the charity represented by the film, your own contact details, a link to the footage online (ideally on a platform such as YouTube or Vimeo), the registered charity number and the charity's recorded turnover in its latest set of reported accounts as published online by the Charity Commission. There is no charge to enter.

Click here to enter now 

Please note: The awards are open to charities within the UK that are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, OSCR or the Charity Commission for NI and registered CICs.

In 2019, the Awards are open to videos or films broadcast/released between 30 September 2017 and 30 September 2018. View the full terms and conditions here. Deadline to enter is 31 October. 

If you are a fan you can nominate a film 

If you do not have authority to enter the awards, but are a fan and would like to nominate a film that has inspired you, then please click here to nominate a film.




Almost 400 charities entered the awards in 2018. 60,000 members of the public voted. Nearly 10% of those who voted also made a donation. There have been millions of shares on social media. More importantly, we estimate the campaign created an additional ¼ million extra views of the videos that entered, dozens of press stories and in excess of 2 million page impressions related to the awards on the internet.

Contact us now to add your details to our contact database so that you can find out how you can get involved in 2019.

Find out more about the judging process

Charity Film Awards in the news

The BFI review of the Charity film Awards 2018

Ken Loach has remarked throughout his career that films do not change society, but the films nominated for the Charity Film Awards are having a go at achieving just this, and in many cases successfully. The moving image, since its early days, has been used by charities and other groups as a tool to influence people’s behaviour in a multitude of ways. One of my favourites is... Read More

Interview by London Live with the Friends of Richmond Park

Footage and interviews by WinkBall

BBC World News report from Charity Film Awards 2017

Other news reports - BFI Review - The Guardian - Film News

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Increased exposure for charity video content

Donations made directly to good causes throughout the campaign

Celebrating the success of film in fundraising