In these unprecedented times, good news and celebrations are very welcome and the 2020 Charity Film Awards presented charities, organisations and production companies with an opportunity to honour some of the most powerful charity films from the past year.
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. This annual event has become a staple in the Red Goat calendar, and after we made last years final we were thrilled to have also made the 2020 final with a film we made for the charity AMEND.
In keeping with social distancing rules the 2020 Awards was a virtual event and we logged on from home with our popcorn, nervous and excited to see how we faired in our strongly contended category. There had been hundreds of entries from charities and hundreds of thousands of public views and votes cast… with two opportunities to win in the Judges category and the People’s choice vote we had everything crossed.
And we are pleased to announce that we scooped Silver and Gold awards for our film MEN2B & Me: Ethan’s Story!
This film tells the story of 13 year old Ethan who has metastatic medullary thyroid cancer as part of his genetic condition MEN2B. In his own words Ethan explains how his late diagnosis means he now has an incurable cancer, and with the support of his family and the charity AMEND he wants to raise awareness for those suffering with MEN2B. Ethan was an inspiration to all the crew when we met him and we are so proud that his story has been given this recognition from both judges and the voting public.
Watch our award winning film below. Thank you to everyone who voted