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Macular Society film shortlisted for award

The charity’s film is one of 50 films to be shortlisted in the national awards

Macular Society film still
A short film that has been produced by the Macular Society to highlight the impact of macular disease on a mother and her young son has been shortlisted for a national film award.

Titled Five Years Through the Eyes of a Mum the film is one of 50 to be selected as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards.

The film explores the impact that macular disease can have on people’s lives and was produced by the charity to raise awareness of the sight-threatening condition.

Director of fundraising and marketing at the Macular Society, Emma Malcolm, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards and hope this will help raise vital awareness of a condition which affects so many people in the UK. Macular disease can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and our film was based on real people’s experiences.”

The films that have made the final shortlist will now be judged by panel that includes BBC journalist and newsreader, David Eades; journalist and speechwriter at The Times, Philip Collins; and head of marketing at the FA, Georgina Lewis.

Winners will be announced on 26 April.

Voting has reopened for the People’s Choice award winner. To vote for the Macular Society’s film visit the award’s website.