Central Hall Westminster today announces that it will play host to the Charity Film Awards on Friday 11th May.
Celebrating the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities within the UK, the Charity Film Awards winners will be announced at a black-tie gala to be held in the central London venue’s Lecture Hall and Library.
Central Hall Westminster will be sponsoring the event, to be attended by over 250 guests, together with its onsite production partner, White Light.
The Finalists’ films, to be shown on the night, range from informative documentaries featuring Sir David Attenborough (Friends of Richmond Park) to Eddie and Dyls, two young children, raising awareness of developmental language disorders (RADLD).
Paul Southern, Managing Director of Central Hall Westminster, comments: “As a not-for-profit organisation ourselves, we are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Charity Film Awards by providing the venue free of charge. These charities deserve to be recognised for their creativity and hard work in raising money for some excellent causes. Charities are close to our hearts here at Central Hall as our own profits go to support others less fortunate than ourselves and to the upkeep of this iconic building.”
James Thurlow, Venue Technical Manager for Central Hall’s production partner, White Light, adds: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Charity Film Awards, along with supplying the technical solutions for the event. Using Central Hall Westminster’s beautiful spaces, coupled with the very latest lighting, audio and video technology, we are looking forward to creating what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable occasion.”
Out of the hundreds of charities and CICs who entered, the finalists represent 38 organisations of all sizes entered, covering health awareness, medical research, sports, children, environmental issues, animals, education, arts and culture and international NGOs.
In 2018 there will be 10 Charity Film Awards in total for each of the chosen categories as well as one overall winner (a combination of the public votes and judges’ scores across all categories). Additionally, the People’s Choice Award will be the favourite from all of the finalists after 43,000 members of the public voted.
Voting has now reopened online so that members of the public can judge for themselves and cast their own vote for The People’s Choice Award. See www.charityfilmawards.com for further details.