A Sightsavers film about neglected tropical diseases has won a bronze award in the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best fundraising films.
The award was presented at a ceremony in central London on 27 April, hosted by actress and comedian Sally Phillips. Sightsavers’ film was honoured in the ‘Longform’ film category for charities with a turnover of more than £5 million. The gold award in the category went to NSPCC Childline, with silver awarded to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Sightsavers’ film, entitled ‘One billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases’, highlights our work to tackle diseases such as river blindness in some of the world’s poorest countries. It features footage of seven-year-old Dorcas from Nigeria, who received the combined one billionth treatment for river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, delivered by Sightsavers and partners as part of the UK aid-funded UNITED programme.
Other winners on the night included Cats Protection, which won the People’s Choice award for its festive film entitled ‘Kozal’s Christmas’.