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The FOCAL International Awards 2010

Winners in the world's leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage industry!

            

The FOCAL International Awards 2010 in association with AP Archive were presented 27th April 2010 at the Lancaster London Hotel, London by Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, Chair of Patrons FOCAL International.


Awards for Awards for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions


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Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil

BBC   |   UK

Three 60 minute documentaries for BBC Four combining archive footage and compelling eye-witness accounts, to tell the extraordinary and dramatic narrative of North Sea oil and gas from the 1960s to the...

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JFK - 3 Shots That Changed America

New Animal Productions   |   USA

JFK 3 Shots That Changed America is a two-part film that uses unique, rarely seen and heard footage to document the Kennedy assassination and nearly 50 years of speculation following this murder. The archive...

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Under the Banners (Sous les Drapeaux)

AMIP   |   France

Under the banners that symbolized the nationalization of the masses, millions of men slaughtered one another during the first world war. Flags, liturgical clothing, uniforms, suits, swaddling clothes,...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release


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L'Enfer D'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno)

Lobster Films   |   France

In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot choose Romy Schneider aged 26 and Serge Reggiani, 24 to be the stars of Inferno. It was an enigmatic and original project with an unlimited budget that was to be a cinematic...

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


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It Felt Like a Kiss (Part of Interactive Exhibition at the Manchester Festival)

BBC / Punchdrunk   |   UK

The production started life as an experimental film by Adam Curtis, commissioned by the BBC. Curtis approached Felix Barrett of the Punchdrunk theatre company, with the proposal that a production could...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Video Release

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Over Our Dead Bodies

Stewkley Film Archive   |   UK

The story of the 1969-71 campaign to stop the building of the Third London Airport. Whole villages were to be destroyed, and thousands of people were to be evicted from their homes...

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Award for Award for Archive Restoration or Preservation Project


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The Red Shoes (1948) - Restoration

ITV / BFI / The Film Foundation / UCLA Film and Television Archive   |   UK/USA

Originally released in 1948, 'The Red Shoes' was the tenth collaboration between Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and is widely considered a cinematic masterpiece. Based on a Hans Christian...

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Award for The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award


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Barry Purkis

BBC   |   UK

This series reveals what life was like for ordinary people living under communism. What emerges is a picture that goes beyond the headlines of spies and surveillance, secret police and political repression...

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


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The Great British Foreign Holiday

BBC   |   UK

The British are an island race - abroad is really abroad. Not just across the border but actually over the horizon. It's far away, outlandish, exotic and scary. Frankly, we're terrified...

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Award for Award for Footage Library of the Year


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Award for Footage Library Person of the Year


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Robin James, BBC Motion Gallery

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Award for Award for Lifetime Achievement


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David Atkinson, Prime Focus

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


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Legends: The Motown Invasion

BBC Wales   |   UK

This 60-minute documentary reveals what made Motown special through the lens of two decisive moments in 1965: The Motown Revue UK tour and The Sounds of Motown Ready Steady Go! TV Special. Arriving in...

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


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Shark Nicole

NHNZ   |   New Zealand

All the Earth's oceans are home to great white sharks yet for years their movements remained an enigma. Keen to learn more about these magnificent creatures a research team including Michael Scholl...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Sports Footage


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Empire of Cricket

BBC   |   UK

Series about how the game of cricket has evolved, through changing historical and cultural ethos, in England, West Indies, Australia and India. The India programme takes us from its club origins in Mumbai...

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Award for Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement or Trailer


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EDF Energy: 'Olympic London' for Green Britain Day

Euro RSCG London   |   UK

The use of archive footage for the launch television commercial of EDF Energy's Team Green Britain initiative helped emphasise how the people of 1948 London pulled together despite the challenges...

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

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Flash Forward (And Back)

David Hopkinson   |   UK

An experiment in exploring visual transitions and equivalents repurposing material exclusively from the Getty Images sound and video archive. It takes a beginning from a press interview with the 20th century...

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


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Witness: Apartheid, South Africa

BBC Television   |   UK

A clip-based documentary for the BBC's Learning Zone. Using archive footage of first-person testimony and news reports of the time, the programme charts the struggle against apartheid from 1948 to...

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On the Night...

(L-R) Lord Puttnam presenting the Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project to Mr Martin Scorsese (Film Foundation) and Fiona Maxwell (Director of Operations, ITV Global) for the RED SHOES Clive Hodge, (far right)

(Above L-R) David Atkinson, Prime Focus, receives the Award for Lifetime Achievement from Lord Puttnam

Phil Wndeatt receives an acknowledgement on behalf of all the Footage Archive Researchers who worked on the South Bank Show from Lord (Melvyn) Bragg.

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