Social media campaign films and videos by among others Alzheimer’s Research UK and Barnardos are competing for this years awards.
More than 100 charities are have been shortlisted for the Charity Film Awards this year.
The award scheme has announced that 125 charities have made its shortlist, following 65,000 public votes.
The list includes Action Medical Research’s film about Elijan, who was born three months early and weighing just 2lbs.
This details how his young life changed when he contracted a bowel condition.
Age UK’s Switched Off campaign video featuring the charity’s ambassador, the actor Ricky Tomlinson, is another shortlisted entry. This was released as part of Age UK’s campaign to save free TV licences for over 75s.
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s ShareTheOrange campaign, featuring the actor Samuel L Jackson, is another to make the shortlist.
Meanwhile, Barnardo’s hard-hitting video featuring hyenas, to depict the devastating affect of cyber bullying on young people, has made the cut.
St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol is among small charities vying for an award. Its film How We Care impressed voters with its objective to offer an information and reassuring video to patients and families about its work.
“We wanted the film to be empowering and hopeful, but straight-talking (we did not want to avoid talking about death) and informative,” said the hospice.
This year’s awards scheme received a record 400 entries.
This is the fourth year of the awards, which recognises the impact of videos and films in supporting charities and conveying their messages across social media.
Celebrity ambassadors for the awards scheme include the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and film-maker Mark Chapman.
A judging panel will now review the shortlisted videos and announce the winners at an event in London in Spring.
All the shortlisted videos can be seen here.
“The level of public engagement in the awards is spectacular and it is completely free of charge to the charities involved,” said Charity Film Awards Co-Founder Simon Burton.
“The Awards give the truly creative films UK charities produce a context and shot of adrenaline resulting in a huge uplift in viewership, conversation and donations.”