Winners of the Smiley Charity Film Awards 2024 Unveiled

We're delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the Smiley Charity Film Awards 2024! This year's event was a remarkable celebration of cause-based storytelling, showcasing an array of films that not only entertained but also inspired action and awareness for numerous significant causes.

Congratulations to all our finalists and a special round of applause for the winners who have set new benchmarks in philanthropic storytelling. Each film presented a unique narrative, deeply resonating with our shared commitment to making a positive social impact.

The awards ceremony was a memorable occasion, bringing together filmmakers, philanthropists, and supporters to highlight the incredible power of storytelling in driving change. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated, from submissions to voting in the People's Choice award, your engagement was crucial in making this event a success.

We're already looking forward to next year's awards and the inspiring stories that will emerge. Until then, we invite you to continue exploring the winning films and the impactful causes they champion on our finalists page. Your support and recognition go a long way in amplifying the message of these meaningful films.

Thank you for being a part of this journey, and stay tuned for updates on the Smiley Charity Film Awards 2025!

Incredible impact

  • Since its creation, more than 3,000 charities have benefited – gaining exposure, donations and volunteers.

  • Over previous years, the awards have generated 300 million film impressions and attracted 500,000+ people tuning into the virtual ceremonies.

  • Charities entering the awards gain a huge boost in engagement and this year we can expect even better results.

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Global Recognition 

The awards are recognised by both BFI and IMDb and are powered by Smiley Movement, a platform for initiatives driving positive change.

Film entries can be of any length and can be about any charity topic. Winners of the 6th annual Charity Film Awards were announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 21 March 2023. View the 2023 winners here.


Testimonials From Previous Winners

“It just feels amazing. I think the most important thing for us is that there are so many people here today who will know about our charity and the work we do to support young people with cancer.”

~ Teenage Cancer Trust

“It’s so important because any one of us could become a carer overnight and we often say that we’re invisible, unseen and unheard. Tonight we’ve definitely been seen and heard.”

~ We Care Campaign

“We’re just delighted to have the recognition and to be able to tell our story to more people.”

~ Charity: Water

“It’s pretty cool and amazing. We’ve had our film shown in a few cinemas but nothing as big as this.”

~ Harry Kane Foundation

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What is Smiley Movement?

Smiley Movement is a platform for change with a vision: to inspire positive change in society by highlighting the people – and organisations – doing good in our world. We're a nonprofit community interest company, sponsored by the original SmileyⓇ brand. Through our four main content pillars – equality, planet, wellbeing and culture – we align all our work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

View charity films related to the different UN SDGs by clicking through the icons below