BHT has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Charity Film Awards. These awards celebrate the effective use of video by the third sector to change mindsets, raise awareness or fundraise. BHT’s film was made without charge by Hove-based Big Egg Films, and generously donated to their Christmas fundraising campaign.
400 films were entered in the awards and 65,000 people took part in the initial public vote to determine the shortlist. Now the second round of public voting has opened and this, combined with input from a panel of expert judges, will determine the winners. The video made by Big Egg Films for BHT is called ‘When I Grow Up’. It is a disturbing and hard-hitting video in which 9-year-old Milly speaks of her future as a homeless teenager. It was created to help BHT raise much needed funds for their day centre for rough sleepers in Brighton, First Base.
Andy Winter, Chief Executive of BHT, said:
We are delighted that BHT’s film has made it to the shortlist, against some very tough competition. This is testament to the creativity and talents of Big Egg Films, who made it for us free of charge, and to the amazing performance of Lola Berry in the role of Milly. My heartfelt thanks go to them, and to everyone who has voted for us so far!
Adam Sheldon from Big Egg Films said:
After hearing first-hand about the work BHT do every day on our streets in Brighton and Hove, we felt compelled to help them in any way we could. We are thrilled that the film has gone this far, and hope it continues to raise awareness for BHT, as well as vital funds.
The winners of the Charity Film Awards 2020 will be announced at a gala ceremony in central London, in the Spring. You can watch and vote for BHT’s video here. BHT has been shortlisted alongside other leading names from the charity sector – for more information, please visit www.CharityFilmAwards.com