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.
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For more information, to review the shortlist or to donate to any of these charities visit www.CharityFilmAwards.com
The Charity Film Awards finalists are as follows:
From the Shortlist, the expert panel of judges chose the Finalists. The 2018 Finalist charity videos are:
£10,001 - £100,000 category
£100,001 - £500,000 category
£500,001 - £5,000,000 category
£5,000,001 - £50,000,000 category
Long form under £5m
Long form over £5m
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.
With a maximum capacity of 2,400, Central Hall Westminster offers 25 event spaces, including:
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.
About the 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