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The FOCAL International Awards 2006


Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production


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Israel and the Arab: Elusive Peace

Brook Lapping   |   UK

Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace has excellent archive footage but what is unique is the outstanding way this works with the interviews to make you feel you are there. For example episode 2 has unique...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a History Factual Production


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A Very British Olympics

BBC   |   UK

A documentary that tells the story of the last London Olympics in 1948. The world was a very different place then as it was recovering from the years of the WWII. London was under pressure but it did cope...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment, Arts or Drama Production


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American Masters / Arena - No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

American Masters, Thirteen/WNET New York, BBC: Arena, Spitfire Holdings   |   USA

Bob Dylan gives his only interview in 20 years, participating for the very first time in an exclusive film biography. Directed by Martin Scorsese, with an archive of, literally, never before seen footage...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Clip Based Entertainment Production


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TV Makeovers That Changed the World

North One Television   |   UK

The programme explored our national obsession with improving our homes, cookery, gardening and eventually our complete self-image, via the people and programmes that showed us how. From 1945 to date, featuring...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Science or Natural History Production


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The Pet and the Beast - 100 Years of Natural History Perception

Marco Polo Film AG   |   Germany

From the silent era onwards, animals were always a cherished subject of filmmakers. In this film, director Gerhard Thiel explores the history of wildlife filmmaking using a selection of humorous, strange,...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production


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A Very British Olympics

BBC   |   UK

A documentary that tells the story of the last London Olympics in 1948. The world was a very different place then as it was recovering from the years of the WWII. London was under pressure but it did cope...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement


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Virgin Trains

Great Guns   |   UK

Drawing inspiration from the golden era of rail travel, the film takes us on a romantic, cinematic journey onboard a brand new Virgin Train. But it isn't just the luxurious train that evokes the great...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Pop Music Video


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Soulwax: NY Excuse

Gorgeous   |   UK

Pop Video for band Soulwax.

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Awards for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Corporate Production


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A History of European Economic and Monetary Union

Westend Film & TV Produktion GmbH + Quadrant   |   Germany

Since January 1st 2002, more than 300 million European citizens have been using the euro as a normal part of daily life. This film tells the history of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union, starting...

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Sanyo LCD Television In-Store Demonstration

Jay Film & Video   |   UK

In-store demonstration of new LCD Television.

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Feature Film


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Good Night and Good Luck

Warner Bros   |   USA

This film is a no frills account of a period in American history that left visible scars but, as it happens, many have forgotten. David Strathairn - best actor at the Venice Film Festival - is chillingly...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in New Media


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CBC Digital Archives

CBC Digital Archives / Les archives de Radio-Canada   |   Canada

The CBC Digital Archives Website is a comprehensive collection of 10,000 online television and radio clips that highlights the events, issues and people who have shaped Canada. Drawn from 70 years of programming...

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Award for Award for Archive Restoration or Preservation Project


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Mitchell and Kenyon Collection (1900-1913)

-   |   UK

Preservation project undertaken 2000-2005, on the Mitchell and Kenyon collection (800 Edwardian nitrate negatives): Film duplication of restored images from original, fragile materials (see Road to Restoration...

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Awards for Award for Footage Researcher of the Year


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Declan Smith for Israel and the Arabs, Elusive Peace

Brook Lapping   |   UK

Arafat (2001/2002) US Secretary of State Colin Powell attempts to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but his efforts are derailed by his own hard-line colleagues - and Yasser Arafat himself....

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Nava Mizrahi for Israel and the Arabs, Elusive Peace

Brook Lapping   |   UK

Sharon (2003-2005) President Bush was determined to stay out of Middle East peace-making. But his war in Iraq forced him to court Arab allies. He needed to push Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...

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Award for Award for Footage Library of the Year


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British Movietonews

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Award for Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Christine Whittaker

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