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The FOCAL International Awards 2008


Awards for Awards for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

BBC   |   UK

In his widely acclaimed History of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr gives an epic account of the events that have shaped our lives since the end of the Second World War. With a dynamic mixture of footage shot...

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Being Jewish in France (Etre Juif en France)

Kuiv Productions   |   France

Since the Dreyfus affair that tore France apart, the history of France and its Jewish communities has continued to ignite passions. And yet an old Yiddish proverb goes: "Happy like a Jew in France". From...

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The Rape of Nanking

Point Du Jour   |   France

Nanking is a horrifying story that defies comprehension. The invading Japanese military pillaged, burnt and massacred more than 100,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers between December 1937 and February...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production


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Memoris of a Cigarette

Pett Television Ltd   |   UK

A tongue in cheek "homage" to the perilous but for some highly pleasurable, pursuit of smoking. Featuring A list celebrity interviews and provocative archive footage, "Memoirs of A Cigarette" ...

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

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Brasil, Brasil: 'Tropicalia Revolution

BBC: Music Entertainment   |   UK

The first comprehensive review of Brazilian music and history, this 3 part series tells the story of the styles and the artists that have for decades captured the world's imagination. Featuring nearly...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Stock Footage


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Animal Crackers

Content Mint/Absolutely Wild Visuals   |   Australia

Animal Crackers series 1 is a collection of twenty-six one minute children's wildlife interstitials. With a creative blend of motion graphics and footage this series lends itself to cross platform...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Sports Footage


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Nation on Film: Caribbean Cricket

BBC   |   UK

In this one off special, Nation on Film delved into the archives of the 1976 West Indies cricket tour of England. The series will forever be remembered for the television interview given by the England...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement


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Diesel 78: Learn Disco Dance

Hexstatic   |   UK

Stuart (Hexstatic) sent out a focal request, which Framepool immediately picked up and began discussing options with him. As Framepool could not find exactly the type of dance footage needed, Vanessa Lewis...

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

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Don't Watch That, Watch This (Series C)

Vera Productions Ltd   |   UK

Somewhere in a parallel universe strange things are happening. Did George Bush really say Donald Rumsfeld was a menace? Does Patricia Hewitt normally admit Tony Blair is having a baby? Does Cliff Richard...

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


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Nokia Fourth Screen Film

Jack Morton Worldwide   |   UK

Mobile phones have finally come of age as multimedia devices and Nokia see this as something truly liberating. The opportunities created by the internet have caused us to become much more isolated as it...

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


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We Want Roses Too (Vogliamo Anche Le Rose)

Mir Cinematografice   |   Italy

Italy c.1950. A beautiful woman, complete with post-war Dior look, immaculate coiffure and matching hat, gloves and bag, skips into a high class boutique and gazes into a crystal ball. She recoils in horror...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms


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Focus on Film

The National Archives   |   UK

Focus on Film is a free to access website that allows students to investigate film as a source of evidence for the past. The 4 areas of the website include: an illustrated introduction to the nature of...

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Award for Award for Archive Restoration or Preservation Project


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Documentary Centenaries

BFI National Archive   |   UK

Marking 2007's centenaries of five pioneer documentarists, project involved curatorially assessing their entire surviving output. 84 titles then selected for programming and detailed technical assessment,...

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Award for The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award


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Val Evans

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Award for Award for Footage Library of the Year


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Award for Award for Lifetime Achievement


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Elizabeth Klinck

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