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The FOCAL International Awards 2017


Award for Best Use of Footage in a History Production

  • Getty Images

  • Sponsored by: Getty Images

    Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and music. We offer over 2 million creative, editorial and archival clips dating from the 1900's to the modern day, along with thousands of hours of offline content. Our HD footage includes premium content from house collections and key partners, such as BBC Motion Gallery, AFP, Disney ABC, Sky News, and Warner Brothers, plus over 200 independent film-makers, and now the Corbis Bettmann and Sygma archives. Online clips are available to download in broadcast quality while unique offline content can be accessed with assistance from our experienced staff.
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Hitler's Games - Berlin 1936

Roche Productions   |   France

Summer 1936. Berlin Olympic Games gave the world the image of a sporting, peaceful, regenerated Germany. For two weeks, the Games seemed to have stopped time and removed violence and fear. Or how Adolf...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a History Feature

  • LOLA Clips

  • Sponsored by: LOLA Clips

    LOLA Clips is a new generation licensing company that curates its content from producers around the world. We focus on providing professionally filmed content or new and unique material. LOLA is based in London and Los Angeles and our focus is based on researching, sourcing and providing the highest quality or most relevant content available. LOLA's team has decades of experience and knowledge in licensing content around the world and we do everything we can to help our clients.
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Letters From Baghdad

Letters From Baghdad Ltd / Between the Rivers Productions LLC   |   USA/UK/France

"Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the 'female' Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • ScreenOcean

  • Sponsored by: ScreenOcean

    Screenocean provides unparalleled access to quality content from around the world, captured from 1896 to present. Discover rare and inspiring footage including historic newsreels, quirky entertainment programs, iconic and light-hearted never-before-seen home movies. From the serious to the silly, spanning 3 centuries, we help bring your stories and projects to life. Screenocean's footage library includes clips from Reuters News Archive, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Bros TV, Clips & Footage and Cover Images. Searchable 24/7, get footage for TV, film, e-learning, advertising, corporate events, museums, music videos and more. Register today at www.screenocean.com or reuters.screenocean.com
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The War Show

Fridthjof Film   |   Denmark

Syrian radio host Obaidah and her friends, join the street protests against the oppressive regime, in 2011. They live together and film as they participate in the demonstrations against President Assad....

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

  • FremantleMedia

  • Sponsored by: FremantleMedia

    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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When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong

Crackit Productions   |   UK

The less-than-perfect moments that the magicians hoped would vanish away are unearthed in this three hour special. Featuring some of the world of magic's top names including Siegfried & Roy, David...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • Film London

  • Sponsored by: Film London

    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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Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction, ARTE France, SWR / Sony Pictures Classics   |   France / Germany

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words is an intimate encounter with the iconoclastic composer and musician. Rare archival footage reveals a provocative 20th century musical genius whose worldview...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Music Production

  • Shuttterstock

  • Sponsored by: Shuttterstock

    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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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment   |   USA/UK

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles' career (1962-1966) -- the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. Ron Howard's...

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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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O.J.: Made in America

ESPN Films and Laylow Films   |   USA

It's the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. Two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate,...

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Award for Best use of Footage about the Natural World

  • Nature Picture Library

  • Sponsored by: Nature Picture Library

    Nature Picture Library is one of the world's leading specialist photo agencies, supplying still and moving images of wildlife, nature and the environment. We are experienced at researching both stills and HD footage for major broadcasters, multimedia companies, conservation organisations and corporates and can source footage on rare and difficult nature subjects from our worldwide network of contributing photographers and cameramen. We also hold a unique collection of stills from iconic BBC natural history productions. More than 470,000 stills and 7000 clips are available to view and download at high resolution from our website www.naturepl.com
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Zoo Quest in Colour

BBC Natural History Unit   |   UK

First broadcast in 1954, Zoo Quest was one of the most popular television series of its time and launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter. Broadcast ten years before...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on other Platforms

  • Visual Data Services

  • Sponsored by: Visual Data Services

    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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VISUALS: Terence Donovan: Speed of Light Exhibition

Dog and Duck Films   |   UK

Dog and Duck Films was asked by the Photographers Gallery to create a short film to accompany the first major retrospective of the hugely influential British photographer Terence Donovan. With the use...

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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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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment   |   USA/UK

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles' career (1962-1966) -- the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. Ron Howard's...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Title

  • Pinewood Studios Group

  • Sponsored by: Pinewood Studios Group

    Pinewood's Grammy award-winning Archive and Restoration team employ care, skill and the latest technologies and techniques in the delicate art of film and audio restoration. As a preferred supplier to the BFI, services include transferring film and audio material up to 8K data resolution, inspection and ultrasonic film cleaning, colour correction and grading, QC, vault storage, YCM recombining, Vista Vision, bespoke vinegar syndrome transfer and nitrate handling. The facilities at Pinewood feature Northlight 2, Scanity 4K and Spirit 2K scanners, 115-seat cinema and the last remaining optical transfer facility in Europe.
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Napoleon (1927 Dir. Abel Gance)

BFI National Archive   |   UK

Country of Origin of cited work: France First Transmission / Publication Date since restoration: 2016-11-6 Where published (Channel/Website) since restoration: http://player.bfi.org.uk Programme Duration...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project

  • 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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1912-1992: 80 years of Olympic films restored

International Olympic Committee   |   Switzerland

Country of Origin of cited work: Switzerland First Transmission / Publication Date since restoration: 2014-8-3 Where published (Channel/Website) since restoration: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/ 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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Nina Krstic

for   |   O.J.: Made in America

Credit 1 - Title of Production: O.J.: Made in America Credit 1 - Production Company: ESPN Films and Laylow Films Credit 1 - Broadcast / Media Platform: Theatrical Credit 1 - Date Production Premiered:...

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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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Simon Wood & ITN Source team

ITN Source   |   UK

Having worked with many people across a number of footage libraries, I can say, hands down, that Simon Wood by far goes that extra mile. Not only does he deliver what you ask for, he works tirelessly to...

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Award for Footage Library of the Year

  • Broadcast

  • Sponsored by: Broadcast

    Broadcast is the leading source of news, data and insight into the broadcasting industry. With thousands of subscribers spanning the industry's top companies, Broadcast is the essential resource for anyone in broadcasting. Via print, online and App, we provide breaking news, in-depth articles, commissioning data and ratings statistics, alongside expert analysis and commentary into what these mean for you and your business. Spot the latest trends and opportunities, see what your competitors are doing, find contacts and get ahead. To find out more, visit www.broadcastnow.co.uk/FOCAL or call +44 (0) 330 333 9414 and take advantage of our special 20% discount.
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British Pathe

UK

British Pathe 2016 has proven to be a standout year for British Pathe in which the library increased brand awareness, expanded its licensing business, and launched some exciting initiatives. BEST EVER...

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Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Serge Viallet

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AP Archive team

Screenocean team

Anne Fleming and Clyde Jeavons

Alastair White and guests

Elizabeth Klinck and guests

The War Show winners

Nina Krstic and Caroline Waterlow

Pam Fisher and Sue Malden

Anne Johnson and Gordon Craig - Fremantle

Pam Fisher, Joan Porter MacIver and Brid Dooley

Michael Aplin - Getty Images, Linda Reeve and Kevin Smalley - Getty Images

Tim Emblem-English, Clare Watson-Film London and guest

Sky News team

1912-1992: 80 Years of Olympic Films Restored winners

Adele, Jerry Kuehl, Serge Viallet and Anne Viallet-Thevenin

Robin James - Getty Images and Les Krantz iFocus Films

Michael Aplin - Getty Images, Chris Hulse - BBC Motion Gallery and Chris Prior - Getty Images

Hardeep Sigh Kohli - host

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Adrian Wood - Inkula Media

Kevin Brownlow - Photoplay - Napoleon (winner)

Sir David Attenborough acceptance video for Zoo Quest in Colour

Sue Malden - FOCAL International Chair

Serge Viallet - Lifetime Achievement winner

Elizabeth Klinck, Simon Wood - ITN Source and Richard Goldthorpe - British Pathe

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