Film Awards Special
This year, Boys in Mind has been shortlisted for an award from the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards. Boys in Mind has been nominated in the Community Organisation Award: Gender category at the National Diversity Awards 2023.
Hailed as the Golden Globes of the diversity world, The National Diversity Awards will be hosted by world renowned broadcaster, author, presenter and journalist Clare Balding CBE.
“I’m so looking forward to hosting these awards and giving everyone the chance to celebrate the substantial achievements of our fabulously diverse community across a whole range of industries, businesses and charities,” says Clare Balding CBE. “It’s an important spotlight on those who make the world a better place for the full rainbow of society.”
An astonishing 90,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with 120 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.
Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 15th September to witness the countries 2023 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.
Amongst those being honoured are charities, campaigners and activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways (click here for a full list of the NDA award categories).
Boys in Mind will be attending the event and we’ll update you with all the results on via Twitter and Facebook as well as with a full report in our next news update.
Film Award Success for BiM
The prestigious Charity Film Awards was held in London’s West End this month, where over 850 attendees from dozens of charitable organisations including Boys in Mind, represented by Jim, Will and Andrew, anxiously gathered to hear the results in this year’s ceremony.
Despite strong competition, we are proud and honoured to announce that Boys in Mind has won the 2023 National Charity Film awards @smileyCFA with our film, Wills Story in the Longform under £350,00 category.
Boys in Mind attended the ceremony, held at London’s historic Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square with over 360,000 people worldwide watching the ceremony by live stream and over 35 million views globally of the films featured in this year’s competition. Sponsored by the Smiley Movement and hosted by tv comic, Tom Allen, the Charity Film Awards are the world’s biggest campaign to promote cause-based films, with the winning films recognised by both BFI and IMDb.
Our film is a conversation with Will, a young man who, as a teenager, tried several times to end his own life. He talks about the feelings that led to those low points in his life and the coping mechanisms that he uses when he struggles.
A huge thank you to Andrew, our film maker, for creating a beautiful, honest and direct film which really engages the viewer and also to Will, for sharing his honest and brave story.
A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to support and vote for us. We believe this film will help others to talk and share their stories.