The awards timeline

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect during the 2023 Smiley Charity Film Awards campaign.

Entries open

The awards open for entries on 3 October 2022. Charities can enter by filling out a simple form on our site and sharing a YouTube or Vimeo link of their film.

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Round 1 voting begins

Charities are encouraged to appeal to the public and their supporters for votes on their films. The charities with the most votes make it onto the shortlist, so this phase is important.

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Entries close

For our charity categories. Corporate Cause remains open for entries until 31 January 2023.

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Round 1 voting closes

Voting for the charity categories closes.

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Shortlist announced

The initial voting round lasts for two months before the shortlist is announced.

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Round 2 voting begins

The second round of voting opens and lasts four weeks until 19 March. The purpose of this voting round is to be in with a chance of winning a ‘People’s Choice’ award in your category.

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Winners revealed at ceremony

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square. All finalists will be invited to join a night of celebration and recognition for their hard work in the sector.

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