TFN Celebrates the Power of Film

Last night’s event was something a little bit special; kindly hosted at Channel 4 in their beautiful cinema, we celebrated the power of film and explored the impact it can have as a tool for change. Collectively we raised more than £25,000 for four truly inspirational projects working to change lives through film.

The Syria Campaign, Notes on Blindness, Lensational and Seven Songs for a Long Life all gave fantastic pitches showcasing their work, and we were treated to short clips from each of their films. From lobbying governments and the fashion industry to creating conversations within families about end of life care to developing accessible films for the blind and partially sighted, the four projects we supported last night are sure to go on to have major impact and we can’t wait to see what they’ve achieved this time next year.

We also witnessed a very special impact report; Josh Brown volunteered at our last film event and there discovered No Fire Zone, a documentary uncovering the horrors of Sri Lanka’s civil war. This went on to shape Josh’s life, and he has since studied film and worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka in the hope of helping those affected by the civil war.

Thank you so much to all who came and supported these hugely important projects last night – you can see the photos on our Facebook page and the pitches on our YouTube channel*. And don’t forget, even if you didn’t attend you can still donate to any of the projects!

*For reasons of confidentiality, we are unable to post The Syria Campaign’s pitch for the time being. 

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