DONATE

Sightsavers reaches the finals of 2019 Charity Film Awards

March 2019

A Sightsavers film about neglected tropical diseases has been chosen as a finalist in the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best fundraising films.

The film, entitled ‘One billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases’, highlights Sightsavers’ work to tackle diseases such as trachoma in some of the world’s poorest countries. It features footage of seven-year-old Dorcas from Nigeria, who received the one billionth treatment delivered by Sightsavers and partners as part of the UK aid-funded UNITED programme.

Sightsavers’ film  was selected by the judges from a longlist of hundreds of films, and is one of five finalists in the ‘Longform’ film category for charities with a turnover of more than £5 million.

The finalists now face a public vote to decide the winner: if Sightsavers is to win, we need your votes! Voting is easy and is open until the awards ceremony on 26 April, when the winners will be announced.

To cast your vote, click on the button on this page, register, and vote for our film. Then share our message on social media so your friends and family can vote too.

Share our message on social media:
@Sightsavers needs your vote! Our video with @C9MLTD has reached the finals of @CharityFilm_ Awards. The film reminds us just how important global collaboration is in the fight to #BeatNTDs and help #EndAvoidableBlindness. Voting open here: https://www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/one-billion-treatments-for-neglected-tropical-diseases

Baraka celebrates with patients as the one billionth treatment for NTD's is delivered

We need your vote!

To vote for Sightsavers’ film, use the button below to visit the Charity Film Awards website. Before you can vote, you’ll be asked to enter your email address. Voting is open until 26 April.

Vote for our film

Read all our latest news stories

News from Sightsavers
Caroline Harper speaks at the TED summit in July 2019.
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers and END Fund join forces at TED summit to inspire action on NTDs

Sightsavers’ CEO Dr Caroline Harper and the END Fund’s Sam Mayer presented a session looking at how countries are making huge strides towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

July 2019
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers India launches fellowship programme for young ophthalmologists

The programme will take 10 trainees through a course of mentorship and practical work, to enable them to improve their skills and give them a taste of rural eye health work in India.

July 2019
Deus Turyatemba stands next to an Inclusive Futures poster
sightsavers_news

Groundbreaking new programme will enable 2,000 people with disabilities to get better jobs

The Inclusion Works programme, funded by UK aid and led by Sightsavers, will create job opportunities for more than 2,000 people with disabilities.

July 2019

Learn about our work to save sight