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The FOCAL International Awards 2007


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Awards for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

(Includes History and Current Affairs productions and could include Factual Dramatic Reconstructions.)

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

(First premiered on television)

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

(First premiered on television)

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

(First premiered on television)

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production

Recipient - A Production Team from a broadcasting or production company that has produced a named production in which the footage content has been used intelligently. This may include, for example, a traditional methodology but beautifully put together work using footage, or an innovative approach to the use of archive. The criteria is deliberately loose, as the good productions this year may suggest themselves in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. The award should go to the team involved, including the Footage Researcher(s) who accessed the footage, headed by the Director or Producer. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production

(Includes Pop Music Videos, Advertisements and Short-form productions on any media platform) Recipient - Creative team and, or, advertising agency, including the Footage Researcher(s) involved in accessing the footage, headed by a Director and production company who have made the best use of library footage in a broadcast or cinema release advert. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Training, Education or Corporate Production

(Includes any Non-broadcast productions across all media platforms) Recipient - Creative team, including the Footage Researcher(s) involved in accessing the footage, headed by a Director and production company who have made the best use of library footage in the cited production. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Feature Length Production or Film

(Includes any feature film or feature length documentary of more then 70 minutes) Recipient - Production team, including the Footage Researcher(s) involved in accessing the footage, headed by a Director and production company who have made the best use of library footage in a feature length production. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-broadcast Digital Platforms

(Includes websites, mobile phones, sell through DVDs, interactive DVDs, IPTV, etc) Recipient - Creative team, including the Footage Researcher(s) involved in accessing the footage, where the footage has been used on a website, mobile phone, CD ROM, DVD, IPTV or any similar Non-broadcast production. Supporting visual material, including web link where applicable, is required.

Award for Archive Restoration or Preservation Project

(Open to whole collections or individual projects) Recipient - A Library. This could include investment in people for instance, digitisation, great cataloguing, traditional nitrate copying, or just splendid service to restoring or preserving archive content! Supporting visual material is required e.g. before and after shots.

Award for Footage Researcher of the Year

Recipient - A Footage Researcher (not necessarily a FOCAL Member). The researcher associated with a noteworthy work or works broadcast or first shown during the qualifying period. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Footage Library of the Year

Recipient - A FOCAL Content Library Member for providing a particularly good service in supplying content or introducing an innovative library management project or other beneficial innovation. The Award will go to the library receiving the most popular vote from FOCAL members chosen from the list of content library members listed on the FOCAL website at the time of the vote.

Award for Lifetime Achievement

Recipient - Anyone who has performed a minimum of 25 years service in the archive industry and is recognized in a general sense to have contributed to the promotion, good practice or understanding of the content industry. Anyone can submit the name of a person supported by a statement as to why they feel the said person should be considered for this Award which is a gift of the FOCAL Executive.

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