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The FOCAL International Awards 2017

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. All Submissions to Award categories will be charged a handling fee of £75 (+ VAT) except the Researcher, Library, Employee and Lifetime Achievement award categories which are free to enter. We can only take Mastercard or Visa and you should have it cleared for overseas transactions in advance. Good luck!!
 


 SPONSORSHIP OF THE FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
There are 16 awards categories at this year’s FOCAL International Awards. Many of these categories are already sponsored, but we do have a few still available, with GOLD and SILVER sponsorship packages. Do not miss out on the opportunity to be a major category sponsor at the footage and archives' leading international industry event!
BRONZE sponsorship deals are also available covering entertainment at the After Party or sponsored drinks on the tables etc.
Contact the FOCAL International office +44 (0)20 3178 3535 or email info@focalint.org for more information.

Our Sponsors this year

  • Getty Images

  • 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.

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/

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  • LOLA Clips

  • 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.

    http://www.lolaclips.com/

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  • ScreenOcean

  • 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

    www.screenocean.com

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  • FremantleMedia

  • 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.

    http://www.fremantlemedia.com/about-us/archive-sales/

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  • Film London

  • 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

    http://filmlondon.org.uk/

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  • Shuttterstock

  • 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.

    http://www.shutterstock.com/video/

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  • ITV Sport Archive

  • 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.

    http://www.itvsportarchive.com/

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  • Nature Picture Library

  • 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

    https://www.naturepl.com/

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  • Visual Data Services

  • 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.

    http://www.visualdatamedia.com/

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  • British Pathe

  • 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

    http://www.britishpathe.com/

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  • Pinewood Studios Group

  • 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.

    http://www.pinewoodgroup.com/

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  • Prasad

  • 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.

    http://www.prasadcorp.com/

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  • AP Archive

  • 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.

    http://www.aparchive.com/

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  • Creative Skillset

  • 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.

    http://www.creativeskillset.org/

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  • Broadcast

  • 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.

    http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/

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

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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

 


FOCAL Awards Promo