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The FOCAL International Awards 2009


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Awards for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

(Includes History, Current Affairs, Docudramas and Science programmes first premiered on television)

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 Wildlife and Natural History Stock Footage

(In a programme first premiered on television)

Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

(In a programme first premiered on television) 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 footage. 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. NB. In the Factual categories the Jury will give extra marks to productions which have shown historical accuracy in the use of footage.

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement or Corporate Production

(Includes Advertisements or Corporates made for any media platform - TV, cinema, online etc.) 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 the cited advertisement. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production

(Includes Pop Music Videos, and Short-form productions across all media platforms including mobile phones, internet etc) 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 Short production. Supporting visual material is required.

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

(Includes Training or Education productions made for any platform) 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

(Includes any feature film or feature length documentary made for an initial cinema release, but also including productions where there is a simultaneous cinema and television release) 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 the cited feature length production. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms

(Includes websites, mobile phones, sell through DVDs, interactive DVDs, IPTV, museums, exhibition, theatres, concerts, festivals 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 television 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 and/ or technical facility which has invested in any aspect of restoration or preservation of archive moving image content. Supporting visual material is required e.g. restoration work in progress, the complete restored work plus before and after shots if possible.

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

Recipient - A Footage Researcher who is a Member of FOCAL International and who is associated with work first aired during the qualifying year. The individual may be nominated using the online submission form (there is no fee for this) or the Jury may propose any number of named individuals during the course of the Jury process. A special committee comprising other researchers and library representatives will choose the recipient. The committee will be looking for an individual who in the previous year has displayed some or all of the following qualities: exceptional depth of knowledge; tenacity; thoroughness; accuracy in factual productions, imagination, the respect of others, and a number of other criteria.

Award for Footage Library Person of the Year

Recipient - An individual member of staff working for a FOCAL International Footage Library Member who has provided a particularly good service in supplying content to users. The Award will go to the individual nominated by FOCAL International Researcher members and receiving the most popular vote from them.

Award for Footage Library of the Year

Recipient - A FOCAL International Footage 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 chosen from the list of content library members listed on the FOCAL International website at the time of the vote and receiving the most popular vote from FOCAL International Researcher members.

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 International Executive.

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On the Night...

Kate Griffiths, Clearance Matters, with Eric Kulberg

L-R Jacqui Edwards, Paul Gardner with Darlow Smithson colleague

James Hunt and his wife

L-R, Nikki Parrot, Mark Craig, Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films

Jim Anderson (left) with his wife (right) and Sol Papadopoulos, Hurican Films (centre)

(L-R) Tony Ageh, BBC, Jerry Kuehl, Christine Whittaker and Anthony Wall, BBC Arena

(L-R) Dick Fiddy, Karena Smith, Sue Malden, Murray Weston

(L-R) Steve Bergson, Jacqui Edwards, Alan Bradshaw and Beatrice Read

Jenny Coan, Serena Sharp

Blue Post Production

Steve Bearman, Deluxe Digital London and colleague

L-R Caroline Wright, Tony Ageh, Roly Keating, BBC

L-R Antoinette Chance, Raphael Spagnolo, Serge Vaillet, Jenny Hammerton

L-R Jody Winterbottom, Framepool, James Smith, Adam Smith

Jose Aguilera, Sarah Wallis, Tim Emblem-English, BBC Studios

L-R, Gerry Gedge, Paul Sargent and David Walsh, IWM, David Atkinson and Martin Rogers, blue

Paul Gardner with Darlow Smithson colleagues

Kate Griffiths, Gary Welch plus Andy Harrower, PRS for Music

L-R Perry Foran, Alastair White, British Pathe Ltd (centre) Matt Bowman, TVP (right)

Luke Smedley (left), Clara Torres, Niall Campbell (right) AP Archive

L-R Darren Teale, Junction 15, Viv Mcgrath, Gecko Productions (right)

L-R Jose Aguilera, Sarah Wallis, BBC Studios

L-R Paul Willey, Richard Watson, Gerry Gedge, blue

L-R Lucy Smickersgill, Richard Taylor, Ron Southern, BBC

Peter Wright and colleague, Deluxe Digital London

Alastair White, British Pathe Ltd with Caroline Hart, ITN Source

L-R Veronique Foucault, AP Archive, Paul Sargent, IWM, Angela Saward, Wellcome Trust

L-R Tony Blake, Cambridge Imaging Systems, Murray Weston, BUFVC, Peter Cox, KPM

L-R Simon Wood, ITN Source and guest

Roy Harris with his wife

L-R Andy Burman, ITV Sport Archive, Stephen Kahn, Rita Costantinou, ITV Sport Archive

Anwen Pari-Jones, Jenny Hammerton (centre), John Reed, National Screen

L-R Paul Wright, Diane Lees and Mark Whitmore, IWM

L-R Lawrence Breen, Mark Fletcher, BBC

Caroline Wright, BBC (centre)

L-R Nikki Parrott and Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films, Sara Hill, blue

L-R Taylor Downing, Flashback TV, Richard Melman, History Channel, Christine Whittaker, Paul Sargent, IWM

L-R Brian Robinson, BFI, Susan Huxley

L-R Jerry Kuehl, Antoinette Chance, Serge Vaillet

Zoe Moore and Chris Gibson, BBC Motion Gallery

L-R Suzanne Gray, Susan Huxley, Declan Smith

L-R Serena Sharp, Jenny Coan, Alison Mercer, Clips

L-R Richard Fish, Deluxe Digital London, Alan Bradshaw, AP Archive, Lord Puttnam

L-R Robin James, BBC Motion Gallery, Richard Melman, History Channel, Lord Puttnam

L-R Gordon Craig, Fremantlemedia, Sophie Milland, Elaine Shepherd, BBC, Lord Puttnam

L-R Jenny Coan, Clips

L-R Jody Winterbottom, Framepool, Mark Fletcher, BBC, Lord Puttnam

L-R Rita Costantinou, ITV Sport Archive, Mark Craig, Lord Puttnam

Eric Kulberg with Lord Puttnam

L-R Amanda Huntley, Huntley Film Archive, Matthew Gidley, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lord Puttnam

L-R Ben Caron, Princess Productions, Andy Harrower, PRS for Music, James Hunt, Lord Puttnam

L-R Serge Vaillet, INA, Dinah Caine, Skillset, Lord Puttnam

L-R Isobel Williams, Hubert Best' publicist, Roy Harris, representing CBC, Lord Puttnam

L-R Jean-Luc Vernhet, INA, Rachel Jardine, Carmen Locke, BBC, Lord Puttnam

L-R Sol Papadopoulos, Hurrican Films, Jim Anderson, Lord Puttnam

L-R Tim Emblem-English, BBC Studios

L-R Veronique Foucault, AP Archive, Paul Gardner, Darlow Smithson, Lord Puttnam

L-R Rebekah Polding, Film London, Jenny Coan, Serena Sharp and Alison Mercer, Clips

L-R Roy Harris, Lord Puttnam

Roy Harris enjoying the moment with his wife

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