The inaugural Charity Film Awards, recognising the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities within the UK, has announced the shortlist from the public voting round.

With over 40,000 members of the public casting their votes for their choice of charity film, 78 charities have made it through to the next round where they will be scrutinised by a panel of high-profile judges. The judges will now whittle the 78 down to 5 finalists in each category, one of which will be crowned the winner of that category.

The Charity Film Awards is split into seven categories. Six are for films under 5 minutes in length and are based on the charity’s turnover for the latest financial year, and a final category for videos over 5 minutes, including documentaries. The 2017 Shortlisted charity videos based on the public vote include those concerning aid for developing countries, promoting health, medical research, access to sport, homelessness, animal welfare, children welfare, local developments, coping with grief and loss and international community development.

Jo Tyler, Co-founder of the Charity Film Awards, commented: “The calibre of entries has been incredible, which is reflected in the fact we have over 40,000 members of the public vote for their favourite charity video. The next stage with our expert panel of judges will decide which films will go forward to the finals. However, members of the public can still show their support for those charities that entered and were shortlisted by donating using the links on the Charity Film Awards website.”

These videos will next be reviewed by the Charity Film Awards expert panel of judges to determine the finalists. The winners will be announced at a black tie gala ceremony at BAFTA on 15 March 2017.

For more information, to review the shortlist or to donate to any of these charities visit

The 2017 Charity Film Awards Shortlist

£0-10,000 category
Mary on the Green Campaign
Communities for Development
Love Support Unite Foundation and Friends
Northcliffe Environmental Enterprises Team – Northcliffe Nurseries
SWIM Cambodia
Welcome to Rossall Beach – Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group
Food for Charities
Network for Surviving Stalking
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales - Nature Reserve video
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales - Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

£10,001 - £100,000 category
The Glacier Trust
The Muscle Help Foundation - Porsche Muscle Dreams: Class of 2016
Petals Charity - It’s Time to Break the Silence About Baby Loss
KICK (Kickstart Initiatives for Community Kids)
Les Pépites (Little Gems) - PSE For a Child's Smile
Integrate Bristol
PSDS – Providing Support for Children with Down Syndrome
The Suited and Booted Centre
The Loss Foundation – I Won’t Go Quiet

£100,001 - £500,000 category
Kidasha – Escaping Abuse
Kidasha – Street Life
Sabre Charitable Trust
Kidscan – ‘I Miss’ campaign, Gracie
Sydenham Garden – Wellbeing and Recovery in the heart of Lewisham
HoneyRose Foundation - Marie’s Emmerdale Wish
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum - The Forever Project
CMT UK Nerves Awareness
EEF and Honeypot Children’s Charity – One Childhood, One Chance
Coaches Across Continents
Once Upon A Smile – Memory Day
Support and Love via Education International
The Lily Mae Foundation – A Life After Stillbirth
TOLFA – Tree of Life For Animals

£500,001 - £5,000,000 category
Dementia UK
Jamie Oliver’s Food Foundation
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Aspire Spinal Cord Injury Charity
Street Child Games 2016 – Sport Transforming the Lives of Street Children
Children With Cancer UK’s Little Translators
Soi Dog Foundation
The Mayhew Animal Home
Kick It Out
Look Good Feel Better

£5,000,001 - £50,000,000 category
Duke of Edinburgh
Breaking the Silence
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
World Horse Welfare
The Children’s Trust
Royal Trinity Hospice
Achievement for All
Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys
MS Society
Prostate Cancer UK
War Child

£50,000,000+ category
British Red Cross
Barnardo’s – Jenny’s Story
Guide Dogs – A Test of Blind Ambition
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity - Support Play at GOSH
Stand Up To Cancer – This is England Starts Destroy Cancer
Alzheimer’s Society – Memory Walk 2016
St John Ambulance – The Chokeables Advert: Save a Choking Baby
RSPCA – Our Work
Marie Curie – Light in the Darkest Hours
The National Autistic Society – Can You Make It To The End?
The Prince’s Trust – It Could Have Been Very Different

The Restorative Justice Council – RWD / FWD
WaterAid – Aftershock: Nepal’s untold water story
Little Havens Hospice – Ava’s Story
Home-Start Birmingham – Changing Futures
Matt Hampson Foundation 2016
War Stories
The Holly Lodge Centre
Ashford Place
Home-Start Hertfordshire
Naomi House & Jacksplace – Chiara’s Story
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) – A Night of Courage and Loss
Time is Precious – Christmas Video

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