January 15th, 2015 / Insight posted in

New charity film award launched by Kingston Smith: Creative Vision Award

Charities are invited to apply to have a bespoke animated film created for them at no cost, as Kingston Smith LLP launches its inaugural Creative Vision Award.

Worth up to £150,000, the winning short film will be created using cutting edge VFX and animation techniques and will be suitable for highlighting the winning charity’s brand message across multiple platforms, including television, social media and online. Entry is open to all registered charities based in the UK.The Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award was launched by the top 20 chartered accountancy firm in recognition of the powerful impact that a film can make on a wide audience in the charity sector, following its support of Aardman’s WWI commemorative film in 2014.

Flight of the Stories from Imperial War Museums on Vimeo.

Nick Brooks, head of not for profit at Kingston Smith, explains: “Having recently supported Aardman’s short film commemorating World War 1, The Flight of the Stories*,  we realised there was an opportunity to do something exciting and unique in the sector by bringing charity and film together; two sectors that Kingston Smith is well established in. By offering charities the opportunity to work with film producers completely free of charge, we are delighted to support the production of something creative, tangible and positive to raise awareness of a worthwhile cause.”

Charities are invited to submit their applications by 2 February 2015, including details of how a film would benefit the promotion of their cause, and content ideas for their proposed film, such as key messages and a depiction of a scenario. Applications will be judged by a select panel of distinguished media and charity experts and the winning film will be created during the summer of 2015.

Further details and an application form can be found at www.kingstonsmith.co.uk/creative-vision-award