Charity Film Awards

We have entered the Charity Film Awards 2019 with a short video about our work in West Bengal.  This is a first for Shivia and we are thrilled to be included in the shortlist.

The video is what we call a “HomeSpun Production”, which basically means we filmed it ourselves during one of our field visits to India, did a little post-production on our laptop, added some music and published it on our YouTube channel.

The first round of judging is a public vote up until the deadline of 1st December.  After that a panel of judges will decide which videos will go through to the final round.  The winners will be decided at a ceremony in April 2020.

Here’s our video – we hope you like it.  To cast your vote for Shivia just click here!



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    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
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    Director, Alquity
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    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
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    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
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