Smiley Movement Charity Film Awards 2023

We’ll be livestreaming the event from 18:30 onwards and the event will commence from 19:30 on the 21st March.

You find the full event programme here.

Welcome to the Charity Film Awards 2023, brought to you by Smiley Movement. We are excited to be hosting the livestream of this year’s ceremony and celebrating the incredible charity films created over the past year.

The Charity Film Awards joined forces with Smiley in 2021 and together we raised the profile of the cause-based film awards. Last year’s ceremony at ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square was a huge success, with over 300 entries, 550 guests, and millions more views on charity films.

This year, we’re aiming even higher. The awards categories are based on the Charity Commission’s turnover brackets for income in the last financial year, creating a level playing field for all organizations. There are additional categories for long-form films that last over five minutes and a corporate cause category for businesses raising awareness of their CSR initiatives.

Our panel of expert judges choose the bronze, silver and gold winners from each category. However, as well as the judges’ selection, there is also the chance to win a ‘People’s Choice’ award for each category, based on the highest number of votes – this is also broken down by turnover and has bronze, silver, and gold winners. See last years winners here.

The best performing overall film from the judges’ pick, as well as the People’s Choice award, receive ‘Charity Film of the Year’ and ‘People’s Choice Film of the Year’.

We encourage everyone to tune in to this year’s livestream and support the incredible work being done by charities through film. Let’s celebrate the impact these films have and the difference they make in our communities.

Thank you to all the charities, judges, and voters who have made the Charity Film Awards 2023 possible. Let’s make this year even better than the last!