A powerful new film, featuring people from Emmaus Mossley, has been nominated for a major award at the ‘Oscars’ of charity film.

‘An Introduction to Emmaus North West’ is an inspiring film showcasing the work of Emmaus Mossley and other Emmaus communities across the region. Your vote is needed to help the film make the final shortlist for The Smiley Charity Film Awards, the world’s biggest campaign to promote cause-based films.

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home, work, companionship and individual support. The film includes interviews with Emma, a former Emmaus companion, Alison Hill, CEO of Emmaus Mossley and Martin, one of our upcycling volunteers.

Martin, said: “I volunteer at Emmaus because of the satisfaction I get from rescuing old donated items, giving them a twist and then sold to help people who have been homeless. It’s a win-win all around because the people who donate items know they’re going to a good cause, I benefit from volunteering and the people supported by Emmaus benefit too.”

The film was commissioned by the partnership of seven Emmaus communities in the North West. Award-winning photographic duo Photography by Anderson assisted in producing the film, having previously worked with Emmaus Salford to create a short film in 2021.

Since the creation of the Charity Film Awards in 2017, more than 3,000 charities have entered and benefitted – by raising awareness of their causes and boosting exposure, volunteer numbers and much-needed donations. The seventh iteration of the Charity Film Awards will take place on 20 March 2024 at The Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square, London.

See the film and vote today

Alison Hill, CEO of Emmaus Mossley, said: “We are delighted to see this new film which shines a spotlight on our community and the other Emmaus communities across our region.

“The film really captures the essence of Emmaus along with the mix of people, communities and social enterprise activity within the North West. I would like to thank all those involved in the film’s production and encourage everyone to watch and vote for it in the Charity Film Awards.”

‘An Introduction to Emmaus North West’ has been entered in the Charity Film Awards where the public can vote to help the film reach the final shortlist. Round 1 voting closes on Friday 12 January 2024.

See the full-length film and vote for it in the Charity Film Awards today.


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