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The FOCAL International Awards 2014

Please read the Entry Guidelines first, then the Category details. When you have chosen an appropriate Category that you want to make a submission to, go to the Award Submission Form. On the submission form you select the chosen category and the correct form will appear. Please note that the forms do not retain your information so it is advisable to prepare and save your text in advance in case there is a problem! Also have your purchase order number ready or your credit card ready. We can only take Mastercard or Visa and you should have it cleared for overseas transactions in advance. Good luck!!


Award for Best Use of Footage in a History Production

  • Getty Images/BBC Motion Gallery

  • Sponsored by: Getty Images/BBC Motion Gallery

    Getty Images, one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and music, now includes the incredible BBC Motion Gallery collection. We offer two million creative, editorial and archival clips dating from the 1900's to the modern day, along with millions of hours of offline content. HD contemporary creative footage includes premium quality content from house collections and key partners plus over 200 independent film-makers. Online clips are available to download in broadcast quality from our website 24/7 while rare and unique offline content can be accessed with assistance from our experienced staff.
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Silent Balkans

Anemon Productions   |   Greece

The story of how the coexistence of different peoples during the Ottoman Empire ended with the rise of nationalisms and conflict. A documentary based on the first photographs and films of the Balkans on...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production

  • ITN Source

  • Sponsored by: ITN Source

    ITN Source has one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of moving imagery. We manage and license footage from 1896 to the present day from the ITN archive and partners including Reuters News Agency, Fox News, Fox Movietone, ITV Studios, Channel 9 News Australia and other specialist collections from around the world. Finding the content you need is easier than ever before. Since the completion of a mammoth project to digitise the entire ITN archive, you can search, view and download all ITN content online at www.ITNSource.com. In fact, you can now download high resolution screeners directly from the site at 10Mbs. Our content is updated on a daily basis and we are continually uncovering new, rare and never-before-seen material, so there's always something new to add to your next project. Calling all producers, film-makers, publishers and researchers! ITN Source is now offering archive development workshops to brainstorm production ideas to help you win commissions and discuss flexible commercial models for UK and international markets. Attendees will benefit from FREE research and FREE hi-res footage for use in pitches, tasters and sizzles. Contact us at sales@itnsource.com to register your interest.
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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Universal Pictures   |   USA

Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • FremantleMedia Archive

  • Sponsored by: FremantleMedia Archive

    The FremantleMedia Archive is one of the largest and most diverse Television and Film libraries in the world. Boasting some of the world's most recognised and cutting edge news and standalone documentaries as well as a wide range of content from light entertainment, game shows, dramas, comedies and children's programming. The Thames Television collection alone has over 100,000 hours of programming including Thames News and This Week/TVEye (1968-1992), the flagship current affairs programme of its day.
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New Life of Family Album

Evolution Films, s.r.o.   |   Czech Republic

This film is a story of a big Slovak catholic family, which has been left by the father. Mother Jana, five daughters and one son Adam suddenly were left alone. Adam decided to put up with this huge change...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

  • Footage Farm

  • Sponsored by: Footage Farm

    Footage Farm is very happy to sponsor the Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Programme. Creative use of archival footage is what Footage Farm was set up to encourage, with a view to making Public Domain material widely accessible and affordable. Our expertise in accessing PD footage, our friendly and multilingual staff, the quality of our material and the honest pricing system - are designed to be of maximum help to researchers, producers and production managers alike. We wish the talented nominees good luck - and congratulate you on your nominations and especially on the films you have made.
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Goodbye Granadaland

ITV Entertainment / Shiver for ITV   |   UK

Fronted by self-confessed Granada addict Peter Kay, ITV's Goodbye Granadaland was a celebration of the people and programmes that made Manchester's Granada Studios a national treasure. The studios...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • The Bridgeman Footage

  • Sponsored by: The Bridgeman Footage

    Bridgeman Footage features a wealth of archive and contemporary video content, from exclusive and unseen collections. Highlights include artist profiles and biographies, 20th century social and political history, world cultures, travel and animation. Bridgeman Art Library, home to Bridgeman Footage, makes the best of the world's fine art, cultural and historical images available for reproduction while supporting museums, artists and collections globally. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to documentary photography. Visit bridgemanart.com to search, preview and download over 700,000 high quality resolution stills alongside video clips to create a complete visual package. Contact our expert picture researchers who can advise on copyright and provide free searches in our extensive archive offline.
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Arena: The National Theatre - War and Peace

Lone Star Productions   |   UK

In Part Two - War and Peace, the National's next generation of Directors, Peter Hall, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner, recount their experiences running the new National " the biggest...

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Award for Best Use of Music Performance Footage

  • 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.
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David Bowie - Five Years

BBC Events Production   |   UK

David Bowie - Five Years is an intimate portrait of five seminal years in the musician's career. The film looks at how Bowie evolved from 'Ziggy Stardust', to the 'Soul Star' of...

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Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

  • ITV Sport Archive

  • Sponsored by: ITV Sport Archive

    Over 250,000 hours of archive footage and ITV commentary from a wide range of sporting material featured on ITV from the mid-1960s to date. As well as a catalogue of archive based Sport Classic Programmes. Dedicated, state-of-the-art, facilities offering a wide range of high quality technical facilities and services As a rights owner of historical sport archive material and a major broadcast partner of a number of prestigious national and international sporting federations and event owners, ITV Sport is uniquely placed to provide the most comprehensive archive service under one roof.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Kartemquin Films & Kat White   |   USA

The Trials of Muhammad Ali explores Ali's lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Trials...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advert or Short Production

  • IMG Sport Video Archive

  • Sponsored by: IMG Sport Video Archive

    IMG Sport Video Archive is the world's largest dedicated sport's library. From 3D and HD, to SD and Film, our archive consists of match footage, programming, interviews, ISO's and general views dating back over 100 years. Launched in 2013, IMGSportVideoArchive.com is an online resource and dedicated research tool, showcasing many prestigious sports federations, governing bodies and events including; the ATP World Tour, Australian Open, Cricket Australia, Giro D'Italia, International Olympic Committee, the PGA of America, Premier League, Rugby World Cup, The R&A, the Ryder Cup, SANZAR, USGA and The Wimbledon Championships.
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A Film Never Made

Alchemy Films in association with University of Wisconsin   |   UK/USA

What can the past offer to the future of a nation seeking reconciliation? When a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, discovers the earliest motion picture record of his country's past, he sets off...

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Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage

  • Shutterstock

  • Sponsored by: Shutterstock

    With more than 30 million royalty-free images and video clips, and plans to fit any budget, Shutterstock is a leading global marketplace for visual content. Shutterstock has 1.3 million professional-quality video clips, with 12,000 new videos each week, including HD and 4K files. With cutting-edge search tools, Shutterstock helps customers find the content they need quickly and conveniently. Creative professionals worldwide count on Shutterstock for top content from artists around the world.
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Edwardian Insects on Film

Mentorn Media   |   UK

Edwardian Insects on film aims to tell the story of some of the earliest attempts to shoot natural history films and find out if a modern day cameraman (presenter Charlie Hamilton James) could recreate...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on Digital or non-Television Platforms

  • Science Photo Library

  • Sponsored by: Science Photo Library

    With over 500,000 images and 30,000 motion clips, Science Photo Library provides creative professionals with striking specialist content unrivalled in quality, accuracy and depth of information. Specialising in science & technology, healthcare, space, animals, environment, plants & flowers and history, our handpicked content is sourced from leading scientific and medical experts and institution as well as from acclaimed photographers globally, ensuring you get the best possible scientific clip or image for your project. With over 85% of our motion collection available in true HD you can search our website or take advantage of free research service.
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MAKERS (website & TV initiative) www.MAKERS.com

Kunhardt McGee Productions   |   USA

MAKERS is a landmark television and digital video initiative created by AOL Inc. in partnership with PBS, that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled....

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release

  • Film London

  • Sponsored by: Film London

    Film London, as the capital's film and media agency, aims to ensure London has thriving film, television and animation sectors that enrich 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. Through London's Screen Archives we work to preserve and share London's film heritage, bringing it alive for the capital to enjoy.
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Britain's Railways - The Home Front War Years 1939-1945

Strike Force Entertainment Ltd   |   UK

The most definitive long-form series ever made on the wartime role played by Britain's Home Front Railways. The trilogy combines extensive use of much previously unseen British Transport Films off-cuts...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

  • British Pathe

  • Sponsored by: British Pathe

    Between 1896 and 1976, British Pathé recorded a wealth of material unrivalled in its historical and cultural significance. The company was a unique witness to the emergence of the modern world and its archive is a treasure trove for programme-makers and researchers worldwide. British Pathé's collection of 90,000 individual film items and 12 million stills is fully digitised and viewable online. Visit www.britishpathe.com
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McCullin

Frith Street Films Ltd and British Film Company   |   UK

Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time where, under the editorship of Harold Evans, the newspaper was widely recognized as being at the cutting-edge of world journalism,...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project

  • Creative Skillset

  • Sponsored by: Creative Skillset

    Creative Skillset is the licensed Sector Skills Council for Entertainment Media, Fashion and Textiles, Publishing and Advertising, Marketing and Communications. It is owned and invested in by employers working in social partnership with unions and aspires to have the best skills and talent in the world to drive growth of the industries and the UK economy. Creative Skillset brings all parts of the Creative Industries together to add value through collaboration on workforce development. Its film skills strategy is funded directly by industry via the Skills Investment Fund, a levy on productions filmed in the UK, and the National Lottery funding via the BFI.
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AP Archive Digitisation

AP Archive   |   UK

This entirely self-funded project has involved the digitisation of over 32,000 hours of film and videotape to the highest specifications, and the creation of a new customer-focussed website to host and...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title

  • FIAF

  • Sponsored by: FIAF

    FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, has brought together the world's leading non-profit institutions in the film heritage sector since 1938. Its 152 affiliated cinémathèques and film archives in 75 countries are dedicated to the preservation of, and access to, moving images, which are valued both as works of art and as historical records. Much of FIAF's work takes the form of active cooperation between affiliates on projects of mutual benefit or interest. Its more visible activities include an annual congress and symposium, publications (Journal of Film Preservation, FIAF Bulletin Online, FIAF Databases Online and other occasional guides and manuals), the scientific work of its specialized commissions and its involvement in various training programmes for film archivists around the world.
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Manila in the Claws of Light (Maynila Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag) (1975)

Restored by: The Film Foundation/World Cinema Project and the Film Development Council of the Philippines   |   Philippines

Manila in the Claws of Light" is a descent to the first circle of hell [...] that of social alienation, particularly hard for Julio, a fisherman from a poor but almost Adamic world. The Dante of the...

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Award for The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

  • AP Archive

  • Sponsored by: AP Archive

    AP Archive is the film and video archive of the Associated Press - the world's largest and oldest news agency. The collection includes over 1.5 million global news and entertainment stories dating back to 1895 sourced both from AP's own coverage and from our premium content partners. Hours of new footage are added daily with coverage from AP's global news gathering network. If an event happens anywhere in the world, you can be sure that AP covers it.
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John Smith

UK

Brushing Up On ... Morecambe and Wise: The Whole Story The Class of 92...

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Award for Footage Employee of the Year

  • Broadcast Tech

  • Sponsored by: Broadcast Tech

    Broadcast provides the most authoritative coverage of the TV, radio and digital sectors, providing the latest broadcaster & production news, analysis, data, comment and jobs. Across our multi-channel platform, Broadcast offers the most efficient way of reaching the content production community. Our readers rely on us for expert and trusted news, analysis, insight and data. Regular supplements such as our annual Indie Survey, Distributors Survey and online commissioning database Greenlight, save readers research time and money, whilst informing them of the prevailing market trends. Go to www.broadcastnow.co.uk to find out more
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Jenny Hammerton

AP Archive

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Award for Footage Library of the Year

  • Bonded Services

  • Sponsored by: Bonded Services

    Bonded Services is the world's leading media asset management provider. Entrusted with over 10 million assets worldwide, Bonded has the experience and expertise to store, manage and distribute your content. Our new, purpose built, media vaults and in-house digital studios offer the latest in cutting edge technology to provide an end-to-end asset management solution enabling you to migrate your content whilst protecting the long-term integrity of both your physical and digital asset. Combining state of the art storage vaults with Bonded's in-house digital services helps to simplify the complexities and challenges of bringing new viewing and revenue opportunities for your content via our "in studio" high speed Gigabit link to more than 60 platforms including LoveFilm, iTunes, and Netflix.
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AP Archive

www.aparchive.com

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Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Sponsored by: 'Lifetime Achievement Award' is a gift of the FOCAL International Executive

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Vladimir Opela

Czech Republic

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Dan Snow - host FOCAL International Awards

Dan Snow hosting FOCAL Internatonal Awards Ceremony

The Dream Team organisers - Amanda Dantas, Anne Johnson and Julie Lewis, FOCAL International

Sue Malden and Elizabeth Klinck

Adam Ol'ha and Vladimir Opela winners from Czech Rep

Guests from Deluxe

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Guests from IMG Sport Archive

Amanda Huntley and Robert, Elisabeth and Jenny from AP Archive

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Sue Malden speaking at Awards ceremony

Guests from AP Archive

Guests fro Testimony Films

Guests from AP Archive

Sue Malden, Amanda Huntley, Richard Wright

Dan Snow hosting FOCAL International Awards Ceremony (2)

Guests from Getty Images

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Rob Lloyd, Kal Dhillon, Rachel Brinton-Matthews

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Guests from BBC Studios and Post Production

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Guests from BBC Scotland

Guests from Lion TV

Awards stage

Andrew Wright and Tim Emblem English

Veronique Foucault and guest

Anne Seymour and Elisabeth Quessever, AP Archive

Susan Munns and colleague, AP Archive

Chris Fossey, Prime Focus and colleague

Kieron Webb with ladies from IWM

Martin Rogers, Luke Smedley and James Kearney

Guests from Science Photo Library

Rita, Rob and Anne

Guests from INA

Ben Jones and Steve Lake

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Guests from BBC Worldwide

Guests from Electric Robin

Andrew Wright and James Norton

Anne Seymour and Ben Cooke

Jane Fish, Corinna Reichner and Kieron Webb

Alison McAllan and Paul Sargent

Paul Collard and Ben Thompson

Filip, Claudine and friends

Declan Smith, Lucy Smee and Elaine Shepherd

Guy Taylor, IMG and colleague

Stephen Kahn and John Smith

Guests from STV

Guests from Erica Starling Productions

Mark Bonnici and colleagues

Guests from Espresso

Guest from Prime Focus plus Luke Smedley, AP Archive

Anne Fleming, Clyde Jeavons and Vladimir Opela

Robert Harding and Karen Walsh

Barry Purkis and Suzanne Gray

Guests from Getty Images

Ben Jones, Science Photo Library and Rachel Brinton Matthews, Bridgeman Footage

Jeremy and Katie from ITN Productions

John Smith and guests

Filip Firlej and Linda Reeve

Shane Warden, IMG and George Bevir, Broadcast Tech

Wayne Lovell and collegue, Fremantlemedia Archive

Filip Firlej, Linda Reeve and Kathy Manners

Guests from the Erica Starling Company

Elspeth Domville, Elizabeth Klinck and Richard Goldthorpe

Robert Harding and Sue Malden

Luke Smedley, James Smith and James Kearney

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Dan Snow with guests

Alastair White and guest

Raelene Rawlings and guest

Alwyn Linsey, Luke Smedley and colleague AP Archive

Sue Malden, Rachel Brinton Matthews and Amanda Dantas

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Guest from Zodiak

Javier Botero and guests

Claudine Tordjeman and guest

James Smith, Alison Mercer and guest

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Jenny Hammerton and John Rowling

Guests

Paul Gardner and Gaelle Ledorguet

Jane Rundle and guests

Dan Snow with Amanda and Jess

Martin Roges, Gintare and Leonidas Liambeys

Wayne Lovell, Fremantlemedia Archive and colleague

Roulette game, post awards party

Ben Jones and Kieron Webb

Lifetime Award on pedestal

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Event stage

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Introduction and Dan Snow at FOCAL International Awards Ceremony