The FOCAL International Awards, presented in association with AP Archive, celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work are also up for grabs.
The full list of 265 submissions entered in 2015 from 24 countries are listed here.
These awards are, without doubt, the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business in the world today. We celebrate the best use of footage material in all variety of genre, across all media platforms and also recognise the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource. The 17 award categories are listed on the 'Category' tab for '2015 Awards' on the left side of this page.
The next gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony, will be held 26 May 2016 at the Lancaster London Hotel. It's a great evening to be hosted by a celebrity. The sparkling reception sponsored by AP Archive begins at 6.15pm with the call for dinner at 6.45pm. The sit down 3 course meal is attended by leading professionals in the archive industry and allied post-production services. You'll have plenty of time for networking at the after party also sponsored by AP Archive! The evening ends at 1pm. Dress is formal, black tie/evening dress. Strictly no jeans!
If you wish to stay overnight at the hotel then preferential rates can be organised.
TO VIEW THE PROMO VIDEO WHICH WAS MADE TO CELEBRATE OUR 1OTH ANNIVERSARY FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS in 2013 - click on the icon on the right side of this page.