Macular Society takes silver at Charity Film Awards

Posted: Saturday 27 April 2019

A short film produced by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has received a silver award at this year’s Charity Film Awards.

The film, '5 Years Through the Eyes of a Mum', which highlights the impact of macular disease on a mother and her young son, was one of the finalists at this year’s awards, held in London on Friday 26 April.

The Society secured the runner’s-up spot in the category for charities with a turnover of between £500,001 and £5 million.

The film explores the impact that macular disease can have on people’s lives and was produced by the Macular Society to raise awareness of the sight-threatening condition. It was selected for the silver award by an expert panel of judges including BBC journalist and newsreader, David Eades; journalist and speechwriter at The Times, Philip Collins; and head of marketing at the FA, Georgina Lewis.

Emma Malcolm, director of fundraising and marketing for the Macular Society, said: “This film has already helped us to raise vital awareness of this cruel and isolating condition. But reaching the final of the Charity Film Awards will undoubtedly help us to make many more people aware of macular disease, the devastating impact it can have, and the urgent need for research that will ultimately lead to a cure.

"When you look at all of incredible, inspiring films that were nominated, just to have been selected as one of the finalists is an excellent achievement, but to take the silver award is absolutely tremendous and we’re all extremely proud.”

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