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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.


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Awards for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

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

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

(Includes any feature film or feature length documentary which goes on general cinema release to the public. It is not intended for productions which are launched at festival cinemas without then going on general cinema 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 a production released in cinemas. Supporting visual material is required.

Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms

(Includes websites and any on-line productions, 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 Best Use of Footage in a Home Video Release

(Includes sell through DVDs and giveaways) Recipient - Creative team, including the Footage Researcher(s) involved in accessing the footage. Supporting visual material, including web link where applicable, is required. This Award is essentially aimed at productions that were principally designed for first release on a home video format, but the jury will consider submissions of a production that has previously been released on another platform where it can be demonstrated that the home video release is distinct from the original releases and/or where there is notable added value.

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. NB. You will be asked to include a statement which explains: 1. The element/s used for restoration, stating gauge and nature and specific problems associated with them. 2. Original aspect ratio and format. 3. Restored aspect ratio and format. 4 Where the work was carried out for each title, (including labs and facility houses) and broken down where there are multiple titles in an entry. 5. What methodology was used. 6. What preservation elements have been generated and where they will be stored.

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

Recipient - A Footage Researcher (or team) who is/are a Member(s) of FOCAL International and who is/are primarily responsible for the footage research for a production or productions premiered during the qualifying year. Nominations can be submitted online (there is no fee for this) or the Jury may propose additional names during the course of the Jury process. A special committee will choose the recipient. They will be looking for an individual or team who in the previous year has/have displayed some or all of the following qualities: a depth of knowledge; tenacity; thoroughness; accuracy in factual productions, imagination and an ability to enhance and protect the integrity of archive and stock footage. NB. All Nominees will be asked to email a statement from their Producer / Director in support of the nomination.

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

(Premiered on television)

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.

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 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. NB. All Nominees will be asked to email a personal CV in support of the nomination.

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

(Premiered on television)

Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Stock Footage

(In a programme premiered on television). Includes aerial and landscape stock footage.

Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

(In a programme premiered on television)

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement or Trailer

(Includes Advertisements or Trailers 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 an Educational or Corporate Production

(Includes Training and Corporate 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.

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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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