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The FOCAL International Awards 2011

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

               

The FOCAL International Awards 2011 in association with AP Archive were presented 11th May 2011 at the Lancaster London Hotel, London by Greg Dyke, Patron FOCAL International.


Awards for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • BBC Motion Gallery

  • Sponsored by: BBC Motion Gallery

    BBC Motion Gallery is the BBC's agent for the licensing of all footage from its world-class archive. Customers can now have direct hands-on access to thousands of clips via www.bbcmotiongallery.com. Launched in June 2004, the website allows users to search for, view and download from a selection of Rights Managed and Royalty Free footage and fresh content is added every day. With offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, Mumbai and Dubai the archive is a truly international resource.To complement the core collection BBC Motion Gallery also represents a number of major broadcast and specialist archives. These include CBS News, NHK Japan (HD content), CCTV China, Ripcurl and Nugus / Martin.
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  • ITN Source

  • Sponsored by: ITN Source

    ITN Source is the gateway to over one million hours of iconic footage and creative moving imagery captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, to an inspirational stock footage section and growing at a rate of over 20 hours of digitised content a day, ITN Source is the most diverse commercial archive in the world.
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  • INA

  • Sponsored by: INA

    Ina is one of the largest archive centres in the world and the world's largest digital audiovisual source. Every day, we license our images and sounds worldwide to over a thousand clients (producers, broadcasters, publishers, agencies, any companies...). An outstanding archive: Ina has a unique collection of archives drawn from original sources. You will discover not only France but the French views of the world since 1914 through a variety of programmes and footage: world newsreels, music & art performances, reports, animation, sports, variety shows, literary adaptation, short films, magazine shows, entertainment, documentary, fiction, feature films, biography & interviews, ...
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Dissidents

Zadig Productions   |   France

This photograph was taken one year before the fall of the Berlin wall, during a clandestine meeting in a undisclosed location deep in the woods, at the border between Poland and Czechoslovakia. Among those who attended ...

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Premiere Passion

Vivement Lundi !   |   France

The first-ever feature film based on the Gospels, From the Manger to the Cross, was shot in Palestine in 1912. Throughout investigations leading to New York City.....

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Reel Injun

Rezolution Pictures International, Inc   |   Canada

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.Travelling through the heartland of America ...

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

  • Fremantlemedia Archive

  • Sponsored by: Fremantlemedia Archive

    Celebrating 40 years of Thames Television, FremantleMedia Enterprise's Archive Sales division represents the best in independent television from 1950s to present day. From Fact to Fiction, Drama and Light Entertainment to Children's TV, News and comedy not to mention the flagship Current Affairs programme of its day This Week, the archive sales team boasts some of the world most widely recognised and cutting edge TV shows.
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The Great British Outdoors

BBC Entertainment   |   UK

The fourth in an occasional series for BBC Four. Featuring pure archive with Mark Benton's comedy voice over celebrating the British love affair with the outdoor life. From camping to potholing ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • Clips & Footage

  • Sponsored by: Clips & Footage

    Clips & Footage gives you access to over a century of unique footage from every genre including one of the largest collections of music and entertainment in the world. Our award-winning team is expert at providing high quality footage at flexible prices so you can negotiate the best rates for your project. Database research is free and you can expect a super-fast turnaround to fit the tightest of deadlines on ftp uploads, DVD screeners and master dubs. We have been supplying footage for over ten years to clients including BBC, JWT, Channel 4, Euro RSCG plus innumerable independent production companies.
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Cinema Komunisto

Dribbling Pictures   |   Yugoslavia

Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, as well as never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito's private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production featuring Music

  • Getty Images

  • Sponsored by: Getty Images

    The Getty archive collection has over 200,000 fully-digitised clips available, dating from the 1900's and over 400,000 creative, editorial and archival clips. Coverage ranging from model-released creative to contemporary editorial and historical archive material, including silent films, documentaries, Hollywood features and educational films.
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Arena: Johnny Mercer - The Dream's On Me

BBC Arena/Rhapsody Productions Co-production   |   UK / USA

Arena: Johnny Mercer - The Dream's On Me tells the story of one of America's greatest songwriters and examines the enduring legacy of his songs.As well as countless hits, he wrote blockbuster musicals, Broadway shows and ...

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Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

  • ITV Sport Archive

  • Sponsored by: ITV Sport Archive

    The ITV Sport Archive has circa 200,000 hours of classic footage from virtually every major sporting event covered by ITV Sport since the mid 1960's, from Athelitics, Boxing and Darts to domestic League, FA Cup and European Football through to Speedway, Snooker and Wrestling.
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One Night In Turin

New Black Films Ltd   |   UK

One Night In Turin tells the incredible inside story of England's Italia '90 campaign. Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production

  • WRN Broadcast

  • Sponsored by: WRN Broadcast

    WRN Broadcast is a leading international transmission company providing its world-wide client base with high quality, innovative and cutting edge solutions for their broadcasting needs. Since its foundation in 1992, WRN Broadcast has continued to exploit new opportunities and digital technologies to help its clients reach new audiences in new markets.
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Dust

Stylus Films   |   UK

A technical fault leaves Astronaut Glenn Gordon, stranded and completely alone on the moon. As radio contact with earth begins to fade along with his oxygen, he begins to reflect on his life and his place in the universe ...

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Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage

  • Framepool

  • Sponsored by: Framepool

    Make use of one of the world's largest film archives for your video projects. Framepool has 600,000 shots online available for instant download. All you have to do is search, find and license. Premium material from more than 700 filmmakers, producers, TV Channels and news agencies including the AP Archive, Agence France-Presse (AFP), ORF, Gogol Lobmayr, National Film Board of Canada, Nuit de la Glisse, and many more is just a single click away. Our showcases give you a quick overview of our collection. Under CREATIVE, you will find premium material with a commercial feel. HISTORY has our large historical-contemporary archive and EDITORIAL is perfect for all your documentary needs.
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A Place Without People

Anemon Productions   |   Greece

A film about how the local population of Tanzania has been evicted to make way for the creation of the world's most famous nature reserves.Set in the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms


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Europa Film Treasures (www.europafilmtreasures.eu)

Lobster Films   |   France

Europa Film Treasures (EFT) is an entirely free access VoD Platform dedicated to heritage cinema. Coordinated by Lobster Films in Paris, it exists thanks to a partnership with 30 prestigious European film archives ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release


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Firebird and Other Legends with A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes in Australia

The story of how one of the greatest ballet companies of the 20th Century, the celebrated Ballets Russes, came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of conservative 30s Australia. A Thousand Encores weaves history and ...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

  • ITN Source

  • Sponsored by: ITN Source

    ITN Source is the gateway to over one million hours of iconic footage and creative moving imagery captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, to an inspirational stock footage section and growing at a rate of over 20 hours of digitised content a day, ITN Source is the most diverse commercial archive in the world.
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Fire In Babylon

Passion Pictures   |   UK

Charting the glorious supremacy of the West Indies cricket team throughout the late 70s and 80s, this film describes how the bat and ball was more effective than gunfire in the battle against racial injustice and struggle for black rights. In a turbulent era of apartheid ...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration Project

  • BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Sponsored by: BBC Studios and Post Production

    BBC Studios and Post Production's Telecine, Grading and Restoration Team pride themselves on their attention to detail and dedication to their work. With over 50 years of experience in both film and video restoration, the team has yielded excellent results, whilst never forgetting how precious the material is. Their developing technical knowledge and flexibility towards customer needs has enabled them to build close and trusted relationships right across the UK and Europe.
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The Chaplin Keystone Project

Lobster Films   |   France

Lobster Films, Cineteca di Bologna and the British Film Institute, under the aegis of the Chaplin Estate/Association Chaplin, jointly undertook the complex project of restoring the thirty‐five short comedies that Charlie Chaplin ...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration Title


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The Great White Silence

BFI   |   UK

A hundred years ago the British Antarctic Expedition led by Captain Scott set out on its ill-fated race to the South Pole. Joining Scott on board the Terra Nova was official photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting ...

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Award for The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

  • AP Archive

  • Sponsored by: AP Archive

    Ap Archive offers exclusive and iconic footage, ranging from the JFK assassination to the attacks of 9/11, the Concorde and Comoros crashes, the 2004 Tsunami and the fall of Saddam. Their 17 partners include ABC News, Australian Broadcasting and CCTV (China). Over 3000 entertainment stories are added each year to the collection and can meet all requirements for celebrity footage.
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Phil Clark

Assistant Producer, BBC   |   UK

Phil's forensic attention to detail comes with an imaginative, creative flair. He can turn his hand to any subject and the end result is always surprising, meticulous and with a sly sense of fun. His eye for the great piece of archive ...

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Award for Footage Library Employee of the Year

  • Deluxe Digital London

  • Sponsored by: Deluxe Digital London

    Deluxe Digital is a dedicated and innovative organisation offering digital and data post-production and distribution services to the feature film industry from the heart of London.
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Jenny Coan

Clips & Footage   |   UK

�For helping researchers find the perfect shots for so many projects this year. She is so passionate about working with archive. She is also committed ... '

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Award for Footage Library of the Year

  • Film London & London Screen Archives

  • Sponsored by: Film London & London Screen Archives

    Film London, as the capital's film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city's businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city's new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Skillset.
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Clips & Footage

www.clipsandfootage.com

Americana from 1900s to 1970s, British social history from 1900 to 1970s, international history, industrial films, newsreels, music and dance and funky 1970s fully rights-cleared feature films. And all that is quirky and nostalgic ...

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On the Night...

Sue Malden, FOCAL International Chair

Jenny Coan, Clips and Footage winning the Library Employee of the Year Award

Mila Turajlic winning the Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production for Cinema Komunisto

Elizabeth Klinck winning an Award for Best use of Footage in a Factual Production for Reel Injun

Alison Mercer winning the Library of the Year for Clips and Footage

John Herron winning the Lifetime Achievement Award

FOCAL International Awards

FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award

The stage

L-R Julie Lewis, FOCAL International with Larry McKinna, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2007

AP Archive team

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FOCAL International Awards 2011 Keynote Speech by Greg Dyke