Thanks to great public support Muslim Aid has been shortlisted for The Charity Film Awards 2020 alongside other well-known charities such as Coppafeel!, We are Sunshine People and Anthony Nolan. 400 charities submitted their films and more than 65,000 members of the public cast their votes for their choice of charity film.
If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it now!
An expert panel will now judge the shortlist, including senior figures from media, business, entertainment, civil society and the charity sector. The Celebrity Ambassadors for the Charity Film Awards are Mariella Frostrup, Quentin Willson, Jason Bell, Chris Warburton and Levison Wood.
Muslim Aid’s fast paced and feel-good short film was put together by Muslim Aid’s in-house campaigns team. It inspires people to ‘give Zakat where it’s needed most!’ by asking people of all ages across the community what it’s like to fast at Ramadan and what else they like about this time of year.
Film director 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 Charity Film Awards were created to demonstrate that in a modern world film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication tool box, to show that the common perception of charities’ video content is incorrect and to praise charitable video that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour.
The finalists will be announced in March 2020 and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in April 2020.
Watch this space to find out how Muslim Aid’s ‘Where the need is greatest’ film gets on.