Media Trust prepares to screen short charity films

The Media Trust is to launch a series of short films to raise the profile of the charities with which it works and to promote its service.

The Volunteer Films project consists of 26 short films on various charities. They will be aired on the Media Trust-owned Community Channel in the first week of June.

Head of PR James Matheson said producers, directors and independent film companies had donated the equivalent of £500,000 in time and resources.

‘The films will be packed into four half-hour programmes on the Community Channel,’ he added. ‘The idea is that the documentaries will raise the profile of the individual charities, and the project will promote the work done by The Media Trust.’

The charities involved include Anti-Slavery International and Victim Support, produced by teams such as Two Four Communications and Pink  Films.

The series will be promoted to charity, film and media publications.

The Media Trust has also announced that Channel 4 chief executive Andy Duncan will replace Michael Green as the chairman of its board of trustees. He will also become chairman of the Community Channel board.

Duncan said he hoped to ensure the creative industries continued to support The Media Trust’s work.

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