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Check back here to find all the latest news for the 2022-23 Smiley Charity Film Awards. 

11 November: Deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries into the 2023 awards has now been extended. This means you must submit your film by 5pm on Friday 25th November to be a part of this year's better than ever Charity Film Awards campaign.

You’ll still have plenty of time to engage with your voters, because for the first time ever, round 1 voting will be two months long.

26 October: Large prize investment announced

This year's winners in the Charity Film Awards will receive a prize investment to their film endeavours for 2023.

We have always committed to trying to get as many views on your films as possible, helping your charity gain new supporters, more funds, and wider exposure.

But we also want to reward you – as charities working hard to strive for a better future for all of us – which is why we can reveal there will be prize investments for this year's CFA winners. More details to follow.

17 October: Eligibility criteria extended

You can submit any film into the award if it was launched from 1 September 2021 – 14 November 2022.

12 October: Matching ad spend

The first round of voting begins on 10 November 2022 – and the more votes you receive, the higher chance you have to make it onto the shortlist of finalists.
If you push people to vote for your film using social media ads, we'll match your spend up to £50. That means, if you spend £50 promoting your film on Facebook, we'll give you another £50. Simple.

Our aim is to get as many eyes as possible on your films. More votes means more views, which ultimately means more people are learning about your cause. You'll need to have submitted your film for entry by the 14 November to be able to benefit from this perk. We'll be giving you more information on how it'll work when voting opens.

3 October: We're open for entries!

Entries for the Charity Film Awards 2023 are now open. You can submit your film by filling out this simple form. And it's completely free!