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The FOCAL International Awards 2012

The FOCAL International Awards 2012 in association with AP Archive
Sparkling Awards Ceremony was held 2nd May, 2012, in London, hosted by journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant

 WINNERS BELOW!


Since these awards began 9 years ago, they have fast become the world's leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business giving a unique opportunity to support and honour the very best in the world of footage - the professional researchers who access the material, the technicians who care for its physical maintenance and the producers who use it in such a variety of exciting, moving and stimulating ways. See Press Release

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Awards for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • BBC Motion Gallery

  • Sponsored by: BBC Motion Gallery

    BBC Motion Gallery, the clip licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, offers creative professionals immediate access to the world's most comprehensive collection of unique, high-quality motion imagery and unparalleled HD content for licensing worldwide. The BBC archive is one of the largest and most respected collections in the world, showcasing the best of BBC programming and news from the last 70 years. Highlights include the BBC Natural History Unit's award-winning output, location coverage of global cultures, innovative history, music and arts programming, expert-led science programmes, BBC Sport and BBC News. In addition, BBC Motion Gallery represents the CBS News Archive, NHK, ABC and CCTV. Through our partnership with Thought Equity Motion, we also offer content from a range of specialist collections including National Geographic, HBO Archives, Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and MGM Studios. Visit bbcmotiongallery.com for instant access to thousands of extraordinary clips. Perfect for use in TV programming, feature films, commercials, corporate videos, education, online platforms and mobile devices. More content can be accessed from our offline archive and expert research is available free of charge.
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  • ITN Source

  • Sponsored by: ITN Source

    ITN Source - a world leader in the supply of archive footage Find the footage you need. ITN Source provides quality global content from partners around the world, captured since 1896. We have it all: international news and events, entertainment, historic newsreels, wildlife, celebrities, sports, documentaries, stock footage and more. Start your search now⦠preview, order and download at www.itnsource.com.
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  • FremantleMedia Archive

  • Sponsored by: FremantleMedia Archive

    FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all licensing, distribution and home entertainment around the world. FME's Archive division is one of the world's greatest and diverse Television and Film libraries, holding a vast and diverse collection of popular Light Entertainment, Game Shows, Dramas, Current Affairs, News, Documentaries and Children's programming.
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Blacks of France from 1889 to the Present (Noirs de France)

Compagnie Phares et Balises   |   France

From 1889 to the present - 130 years of shared history. This three-part documentary film weaves together many archives and new testimonies to tell us about contemporary French black history over 130 years....

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Entertaining The Troops

BBC Entertainment   |   UK

During World War Two an army of performers from ballerinas to magicians, contortionists to impressionists, set out to help win the war by entertaining the troops far and wide. Risking their lives they...

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The Loving Story

Augusta Films   |   USA

A racially-charged criminal trial and heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, a black woman married to a white man against the law in 1950's Virginia....

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

  • Broadcast

  • Sponsored by: Broadcast

    Broadcast is the leading resource for those working in the UK broadcasting industry, it offers up-to-the-minute industry news, from the most experienced and authoritative voices in broadcasting.
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Night On Film: An A-Z Of The Dark

BBC Entertainment   |   UK

An alphabetical look at the Dark featuring everything from bats to vampires. The night comes alive in this unusual mixture of music and archive. How to create an alphabetical hour about darkness with...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • Footage Farm

  • Sponsored by: Footage Farm

    Footage Farm specialises in selling public domain footage at public domain prices. We charge a one-time buy-out fee for all markets and in perpetuity for public domain material. Once you have acquired the tapes you may use them wherever and whenever you need. Our footage comes primarily from the National Archives and the Library of Congress in Washington DC as well as incorporating the Treadwell Collection with its specialist Russian material and War footage. We also represent a small number of private collections. Our holdings cover the entire 20th century, but the bulk of the material is from 1900 - 1980s. We currently have over to 3500 hours of master material, 5000 hours of preview tapes and over to 20,000 entries in our database.
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The Camera That Changed the World

Lambent Productions   |   UK

The Camera that Changed the World tells the story of how in the summer of 1960 the fly-on-the-wall documentary was born. It was the bloody-minded filmmakers and ingenious engineers who led this revolution...

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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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Harry Belafonte - Sing Your Song

S2BN Belafonte Production   |   USA

Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, this inspiring biographical documentary, Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist...

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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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Senna

Working Title/Universal Pictures   |   UK

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production

  • Digital Vision

  • Sponsored by: Digital Vision

    RESTORATION: With over 20 years experience in image processing, Digital Vision provides the leading solutions for film and tape content restoration and re-mastering. BROADCAST: Providing collaborative and flexible solutions for broadcast from colour grading and finishing, to content repurposing and standards conversion. FILM: Digital Vision's solutions combine colour management functionality with highly creative grading tools and comprehensive stereoscopic 3D features for DI and film post-production. COMMERCIALS: Discover the ultimate colour grading and creative tools used in high-end commercial production that deliver stunning imagery.
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Liquidator

EYE Film Institute Netherlands   |   Netherlands

'The project Liquidator started with a research question; where lies the ultimate border of film preservation, and how does it look? In other words I was looking for a filmprint that was on the brink...

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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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Broken Tail

Crossing the Line Films   |   Ireland

One of the world's leading tiger cameramen travels through India on a personal pilgrimage, piecing together the extraordinary last journey of Broken Tail - one of the planet's most famous wild...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms

  • 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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Farewell Comrades! Interactive www.farewellcomrades.com/en/

Artline Films (France) Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (Germany)

Farewell Comrades! Interactive is an immersive and highly emotional documentary web-format about the last 15 years of the Soviet Union, leading into personal stories about friendship, passion, rebellion...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release

  • The Production Show 2013

  • Sponsored by: The Production Show 2013

    The Production Show is the UK's event for production professionals in film, TV, drama, commercials and music videos. Gain direct access to 10,000 DOPs, production managers, producers, directors, location managers, executive producers and the like, all looking to meet with a wide variety of service providers and source new products for their next projects. It is a one stop shop for anyone dedicated to the art and craft of high-end production. The Production Show moves to ExCeL London 26-28th Feb 2013.
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Rosie Newman's Britain At War In Colour

Imperial War Museums Film Archive   |   UK

Previously unreleased amateur colour film of Britain during the Second World War. Two hours of remarkable footage shot by the renowned camerawoman Miss Rosie Newman, including film of London during The...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

  • British Pathe

  • Sponsored by: British Pathe

    Over the course of a century, British Pathe recorded a wealth of material unrivalled in its historical and cultural significance. A unique witness to the emergence of the modern world, the archive is a treasure trove for programme-makers and researchers worldwide. As well as having a presence in over 100 museums and 50 per cent of UK schools, the British Pathe archive is the destination of choice for members of the public with an interest in history or film. www.britishpathe.com.
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Senna

Working Titel/Universal Pictures   |   UK

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project

  • BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Sponsored by: BBC Studios and Post Production

    BBC Studios and Post Production provides world-class digital media services, studios and post production. We preserve, re-master and manage content through digital archiving and restoration, transforming and restoring valuable archive footage with clients for the commercial digital age. We also make award-winning shows like Deal or No Deal and EastEnders.
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Desmet Collection

EYE Film Institute Netherlands   |   Netherlands

The Desmet Collection, including more than 900 vintage nitrate prints, and paper related documents like posters, stills all from the period of 1907-1916 arrived to the Nederlands Filmmuseum in 1958, immediately...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title

  • ERA/ FOR.A

  • Sponsored by: ERA/ FOR.A

    ERA is an established IT infrastructure and application reseller, specialising in Post Production and Broadcast, with offices in Soho, London and MediaCityUK, Manchester. Over the last 10 years, ERA has become synonymous with the delivery of exciting, innovative and reliable technical solutions for broadcast, media and visual computing organisations. Strategic alliances with leading vendors, (including HP, IBM and Quantum) and outstanding in-house technical and project management capability have made ERA an easy choice for any business looking to harness IT, video, and file-based workflows. With a unparalleled expertise in storage and archive technology, ERA is able to deliver a wide range of solutions from single LTO5 tape drives with LTFS (Linear Tape File System) through to large petabyte managed archives and is working closely with international media asset management companies to integrate LTFS into their workflows.
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  • FOR-A

  • Sponsored by: FOR-A

    For over 40 years FOR-A has been providing reliable, innovative products that help bridge the gap between different video formats and technologies. The latest examples of these are the LTR-100/120HS video data recorders, which bridge the gap between video and IT, enabling a seamless transition between traditional video formats and LTO-5.
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A Trip to The Moon (1902) (Colour Version)

Lobster Films   |   France

Everyone knows the image of the moon with a rocket in the eye. The face of Bluette Bernon (she is the actress in the "moon") apperared for the first time in this 1902 classic, one of the first...

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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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Denis Karam, Archive Producer

Zig Zag Productions   |   UK

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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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Paul McAllister

Screenocean Ltd

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Award for Footage Library of the Year

  • Iron Mountain

  • Sponsored by: Iron Mountain

    Preserving your past. Protecting your future. Entertainment companies around the globe trust Iron Mountain with their priceless film, television and audio recordings. Iron Mountain has the ability to tailor its vaults to your specific requirements, electronically maintaining temperature and humidity levels designed to specifically to protect film and sound media. With a distinguished record of film, television and sound archiving, Iron Mountain doesn't just preserve media's past, it protects media's future. Iron Mountain can also help with your digital storage needs, removing the need for investment and management in physical hardware.
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British Pathe

www.britishpathe.com

2011 was a landmark year for British Pathe. We re-established the British Pathe brand and expanded our licensing business, both in the UK and oversees; we produced original documentaries, including 'The...

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Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Rick Prelinger

An archivist, teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant and filmmaker, Rick Prelinger's activities in the archive industry are varied and widespread. He has been an innovator and creative force in the...

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Sue Malden Keynote - FOCAL International Awards 2012

 


Special Award to the Footage Research Team of SENNA. Archive Producer: Paul Bell plus Florence de Bonnaventure, Antonio Venancio, Miyuki Tokoi