October 17th, 2018 / Insight posted in KS News

Charity film makers praised for great impact at Kingston Smith Creative Vision Awards

The student teams behind the four winning films of Kingston Smith’s Creative Vision Awards were honoured for their incredible creative work for charities last night in a glamorous awards ceremony in the heart of Soho at Ham Yard Hotel, London.

Receiving awards for creating powerful and impactful short digital films for four charities, the Bournemouth University students and recent graduates of animation and VFX produced the films under the guidance of award-winning specialists behind blockbusters including Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and X Men.

The digital films, which are 30 seconds long and ideal for sharing online, via television and social media, provide the four chosen charities with a powerful and exciting way to share their chosen key message with new audiences to deliver a real impact in their awareness raising campaigns.

Past Creative Vision Award (CVA) winner Anthony Nolan shared that 297 people joined their donor register as a result of watching their film in 2015, demonstrating the tangible impact that their winning film has made to helping them achieve their charitable objectives. Meanwhile, former winner Create saw a 1,500% increase in traffic to their website when their film was used as part of their #creatingopportunity campaign.

Commenting on the winning films, Anjali Kothari, charities partner at Kingston Smith and one of the CVA judges, commented: “To be able to contribute to the charity sector in this incredible way and on such a huge scale is genuinely thrilling. The teams at Bournemouth are so talented and creative. To win a film of this calibre is truly remarkable and it’s been wonderful to see the impact on charities that has been made by previous winning films.”

The four winning teams and their films are:

  • Team Exotic Butter – for charity DEMAND, which produces custom disability equipment – small charity category
  • Team The Revenge of the Tiff – for Access All Areas, which makes urban, disruptive performance by learning-disabled and autistic people – small charity category
  • Team Egg – for Rethink Mental Illness, which supports people affected by mental illness – regular charity category
  • Team Dice – for Book Aid International, which provides books to public and community projects around the world – regular charity category

The overall winner is team The Revenge of the Tiff with its film for charity Access All Areas.

All the above winning films can be watched here.

Applications for the 2019 Creative Vision Award have now opened and Kingston Smith anticipates a record number of entries in this, its fifth year. Click here for more information.