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Simon Community NI is a Finalist in the 5th Charity Film Awards

02 February 2022

The Relaxing Sound of Rain is an Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) film that uses the sound of rain on plastic, to evoke the viewers’ empathy towards those who don’t have a safe and secure place to call home.

The Charity Film Awards celebrates the effective use of film by the third sector to change mindsets and raise awareness of good causes and the work they do. The awards are organised by Smiley Movement CIC, the nonprofit organisation for social and environmental good that is sponsored by the original Smiley™ brand, and aims to drive positive change in the world.

More than 300 charities took part in the 5th Charity Film Awards and there were almost 40,000 votes in the first round of public voting. The Charity Film Awards has a panel of expert Judges – which includes high profile names from entertainment, business, media, academia and social enterprises – who will be selecting the Winners from each category.

The Winners of the 2022 Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in central London in March 2022. Nicolas Loufrani, CEO of Smiley Movement, said:

Nothing captures hearts and minds like film. These amazing films from wonderful causes absolutely demonstrate the importance of film for charitable campaigning.

It’s vital we support all causes – big or small. A huge congratulations to all the Finalists, who should be delighted with the public support for their films through the campaign. We’re incredibly proud that Smiley Movement’s investment in the Charity Film Awards has already generated 500,000 additional views on these films.

Speaking about becoming a finalist, Ciarán Corr, Communications Manager at Simon Community said:

We’re over the moon at becoming a finalist in the 5th Charity Film Awards and would like to thank everyone who voted for our ASMR video. To have the film sit alongside fantastic work from across a broad spectrum of charities is a great accomplishment and showcases the impact that film can have in raising awareness over important issues affecting our society.

Simon Community NI has been Shortlisted alongside other leading names from the charity sector. For more information, please visit Watch the shortlisted ASMR video below.