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The FOCAL International Awards 2016

WINNERS OF THE 2016 FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BELOW.

THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2017 FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 2016 FOR PRODUCTIONS PREMIERED IN 2016.

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 please 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

  • Sponsored by: Getty Images

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Every Face Has a Name

Auto Images   |   Sweden

On April 28, 1945, life begins again. Hundreds of survivors from the German concentration camps arrive to the harbour of Malmo, Sweden. While they take their first steps in freedom Swedish news photographers...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production

  • Bloomberg Content Service

  • Sponsored by: Bloomberg Content Service

    The Bloomberg Content Service is the world's leading provider of business news, photos, video and data to more than 1,000 media outlets and production companies in 60+ countries. Leverage our exclusive and unparalleled access to the people, places and companies making business and financial news. Our footage covers a breadth of topics and shots, including skylines, time-lapses, events, products and more. Contact us to learn more about licensing Bloomberg content. http://www.bloomberg.com/content-service/contact-us/
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The Queen of Ireland

Blinder Films   |   Ireland

The Queen of Ireland is a 2015 Irish documentary film directed by Conor Horgan. It focuses on Rory O'Neill, better known as Panti (a drag queen and gay activitist), in the lead up to the historic...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • Bridgeman Footage

  • Sponsored by: Bridgeman Footage

    Bridgeman Footage is a division of Bridgeman Images, the art and history licensing specialists, distributing multi-media packages to creative professionals and TV broadcasters worldwide. Our rights managed footage collection comprises new and exclusive films including social history and newsreel archive, HD world travel and archaeological sites, artist profiles and vintage animation. Visit our website to search, preview and download over 1 M high resolution images alongside clips to create a complete visual package. Contact our expert researchers who can advise on copyright and provide free searches in our extensive archive offline
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Firelight Films, Inc   |   USA

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening...

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

Tremolo Productions / Magnolia Pictures   |   USA

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions....

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • Film London and its London's Screen Archives

  • Sponsored by: Film London and its London's Screen Archives

    Managed by Film London, London's Screen Archives is a unique network of historic film collections working together on a common mission: to bring London's film heritage alive. London is home to some of the country's leading national and specialist moving image archives and a vast range of museums, archives, libraries, educational institutions, community and special focus organisations which hold film and video material as part of their broader collections. Between them, these network members hold London's rich film heritage, from feature films to home movies, with particular strengths in public information films, newsreels, films from industry and business or family films. Individually, these tell personal stories of how life has been lived; collectively, they tell bigger stories of changing neighbourhoods, patterns of work, travel, commerce, leisure and governance. Through our work these fragile and often-neglected films can be seen and enjoyed. Browse over 25,000 titles and view hundreds of films online via our website: www.filmlondon.org.uk/lsa
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Imagine: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

Essential Arts Entertainment/Nitrate Film//BBC   |   UK

The film confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. It tells the extraordinary story of musician Wilko Johnson, who diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Music Production

  • Shutterstock

  • Sponsored by: Shutterstock

    Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music to businesses, marketing agencies, and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 80,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 70 million images and 3 million video clips available.
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Amy

On The Corner   |   UK

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. With Amy (like our previous film Senna) we have tried to push the use of archive material to the forefront...

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Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

  • ITV Sport Archive

  • Sponsored by: ITV Sport Archive

    The ITV Sport Archive features award-winning coverage and commentary from the world's most famous sporting moments. Virtually every major sporting event covered by ITV since the mid-1960s including the very best of Football, Motorsport, Darts, Snooker, Athletics, Wrestling and more. Our boxing collection has one of the greatest fights of all time: Benn v Eubank. Our collection also contains complete Sport Classics programmes such as The Big Match, An Audience With Muhammad Ali and Football Mavericks. Footage from ITV Sport stars such as Jimmy Hill, Dickie Davies and Saint & Greavsie, a wealth of commentary including Brian Moore, Clive Tyldesley, Reg Gutteridge and Murray Walker, plus punditry from Alex Ferguson, Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan and many more legends of the beautiful game. Visit our website www.itvsportarchive.com, email itvsportarchive@itv.com or call 0207 157 4470.
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Free To Run

Point Prod / Yuzu Productions / Eklektik Productions   |   Switzerland, France, Belgium

Nowadays, millions of people run through the streets of New York, on the mountain trails of Switzerland, in Paris or Sydney, champions rubbing shoulders with unknowns. Yet just 50 years ago, running was...

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

  • Broadcast TECH

  • Sponsored by: Broadcast TECH

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Lenor 'Odes to Clothes: Marvellous Scarf'

The Director Studio for Grey Dusseldorf   |   UK/Germany

The ECDs at Grey Düsseldorf were challenged to move Lenor's advertising away from traditional "product bottle falling on white towel" and give it an edgy feel. They came up with the...

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Award for Best use of Footage about the Natural World

  • Global ImageWorks

  • Sponsored by: Global ImageWorks

    Global ImageWorks is a curated collection of amazing footage created by award winning filmmakers, cinematographers, correspondents and production companies. The archive contains deep content and stock shots. A growing selection of online 'Buy Now' Royalty Free and Rights Ready footage is another way we make unique high quality footage available to all kinds of productions. We are the exclusive administrators of the acclaimed television shows; Austin City Limits, History of Rock & Roll Interviews, The Dick Cavett Show and Omnibus. We also represent the visually captivating films and photos of Harold Lloyd. *Rights Managed *Royalty Free *Rights Ready *Premium Collections *Flexible Pricing *Free In-house Research. Tell your story with our footage. Global ImageWorks has the stock shots & the deep content you need to connect with your audience.
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The Nature of Things: Jellyfish Rule!

CBC   |   Canada

Jellyfish are one of earth's most ancient animals, and many scientists predict they will be here long after we're gone. Could these creatures that are 95% water with no brain and no backbone...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on non-Television Platforms

  • Visual Data

  • Sponsored by: Visual Data

    Digitizing some of the world's largest and most prestigious broadcast and sporting archives, Visual Data have transformed thousands of hours of degrading tape and film into logical, searchable media archives. Gain maximum benefit of your digital material through Visual Data's intelligent, online media asset management system designed for efficient processing and rapid delivery of your content.
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The Beatles 1+ Video Collection

Apple Corps Limited   |   UK

The Beatles No. 1 Music Video Restorations for Apple Corp were completed in 2015. The project involved extensive picture research by Apple Corp and picture restoration by Deluxe Restoration of 27 No.1...

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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 85,000 individual film items and 12 million stills is fully digitised and viewable online. Visit www.britishpathe.com
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Amy

On The Corner   |   UK

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. With Amy (like our previous film Senna) we have tried to push the use of archive material to the forefront...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project or Title

  • Prasad

  • Sponsored by: Prasad

    Prasad Corp provides specialist digital post production and restoration services to customers worldwide. We have provided support for some of the world's most well known motion picture studios and archive facilities - reviving classics and ensuring the world's long film heritage stands the test of time. Our services include film digitisation, digital film restoration, digital asset management, VFX, digital intermediate, 3D movie making solutions, re-mastering and digital cinema services. delivered by our creative and technical teams which. Our team of 1500 technical and creative people in six countries around the world are renowned for their professional expertise and exceptional service, having supported sophisticated and complex projects. Whatever your challenge, Prasad Corp has the solution.
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The Memory of Justice (1976 Marcel Ophuls)

Restored by the Academy Film Archive in association with Paramount Pictures and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by The Material World Charitable Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, and The Film Foundation.   |   USA

Country of Origin of cited work: United Kingdom First Transmission / Publication Date since restoration: 2015-2-11 Where published (Channel/Website) since restoration: Berlin International Film Festival Programme...

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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 essential global news network. The collection includes more than 1.7 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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Jessica Berman-Bogdan (Global ImageWorks)

Cobain: Montage of Heck; Narcos   |   End of Movie LLC; Narcos LLC

Credit 1 - Title of Production: Cobain: Montage of Heck Credit 1 - Production Company: End of Movie, LLC. Credit 1 - Broadcast / Media Platform: All media Credit 1 - Brief Synopsis: Kurt Cobain, lead...

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Award for Footage Employee of the Year

  • Creative Skillset

  • Sponsored by: Creative Skillset

    Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we work across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, games, fashion and textiles, advertising, marketing & communications, publishing and performing arts.
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Tim Emblem-English

BBC Studios and Post Production   |   UK

NOMINATED by EMMA HAW Who would have forecast in 1981, when Tim Emblem-English made the move from the Meteorological office to the BBC's Television Recording department, he would become one of the...

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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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Historic Films Archive

www.historicfilms.com   |   USA

Historic Films Archive is a small but industrious stock footage archive located on the eastern end of Long Island New York. In business since 1991, our staff has provided hundreds of thousands of clips...

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Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Robert Gitt

Nominated by Clyde Jeavons

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Gitt is recognised as one of the world's foremost experts and practitioners of film preservation and restoration. In 1977, he became the first preservation...

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On the Night...

Kate Adie and Lord Puttnam

Lifetime Achievement Trophy

Kate Adie

Tony, Fiona, Bob

Ray Davies

Raelene and Lee

Jody Winterbottom

Robert and Jenny

Joe Lauro

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Anne Johnson and ?

Jessica and Cathy

Raelene and Kev

? and Greg

Janet, Simon, Jo

Victoria Stable (middle)

Obi and guests

Bob, Kate, Tony, Clyde

Amanda Dantas and hostesses

Sue Malden

SKY team

Fremantle MediaArchive

Richard Melman and Simon Wood

Colleen and Alexis STALKR

Restoration team behind MARIUS

Tim Emblem-English (right)

Guests from Universal

Lucie and ?

Victoria, Julie and Susan

Antoine and Susanne

Maggi Cook

Stuart, Steve and Vero

Trevor Phillips

Kate and Denis

Margaret Bodde and Lord Puttnam

Jerry, Jessica, Cathy

Denis and Paul

Ladies

Bob and Margaret

STALKR

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Opening Ceremony 2016 Chair Sue Malden and Event Organiser Julie Lewis

 


Host Kate Adie

 


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