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REMAINING SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR FOCAL FOOTAGE AWARDS 2017

23 March 2017

REMAINING SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR FOCAL FOOTAGE AWARDS 2017

London, UK - 24th March 2017 - FOCAL International is once more delighted to announce the remaining shortlist nominations for their 14th annual FOCAL International Awards. These nominations highlight the excellence in the industry services to include The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award, Footage Employee of the Year and Footage Library of the Year. The submissions in each of those categories were of a very high calibre and we congratulate all.

Please join us in celebrating the following shortlisted nominees. 

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

  • Nina Krstic (USA)
    O.J.: Made in America
  • Véronique Nowak (France)
    School Revolution 1918-1939
  • Rich Remsberg (USA)
    The Bandit

Footage Employee of the Year

  • Kieran O'Leary (Ireland)
    IFI Irish Film Archive
  • Robin James (UK)
    Getty Images / BBC
  • Simon Wood & ITN Source team (UK)
    ITN Source

Footage Library of the Year

  • British Pathé
    UK
  • ITN Source
    UK
  • Reelin' in the Years Productions
    USA 

"The FOCAL awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the brilliant people who make up our industry. And a chance for the industry to recognise the hard work and excellence of their peers through the Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award, Footage Employee of the Year and Footage Library of the Year. We hope all the nominees can join us at the ceremony" said Madeline Bates, General Manager - Outreach

Set to take place on 25th May, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, the FOCAL International Awards recognise producers, directors, researchers and other creative media professionals for excellence in the use and preservation of stock and archival footage across 16 categories.

Tickets for the Gala Awards Ceremony 25th May are now on sale. Only one week left to take advantage of this year’s early bird ticket sales before the 31st March 2017. Buy tickets here!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
: Some award categories are still available for sponsorship. Please talk with MARY EGAN at FOCAL International - mary@focalint.org +44 (0)20 3178 3535 

Please see below all the others categories shortlist announced last week.

FINAL NOMINATIONS - FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS:

Best Use of Footage in a History Production
• Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes - 1895 Films (USA)
• Hitler's Games - Berlin 1936 - Roche Productions (France)
• Tokyo Trial: Judging Japan - Point du Jour (France)

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature
• Letters From Baghdad - Letters From Baghdad Ltd / Between the Rivers Productions LLC (USA/UK/France)
• School Revolution 1918-1939 - Les Films Du Poisson (France)
• The Tragedy of the International Brigades - Kuiv Productions (France)

Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
• Asunder - Blanche Pictures (UK)
• Saddam Goes to Hollywood - Mentorn Scotland (UK)
• The War Show - Fridthjof Film (Denmark)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production
• How Quizzing Got Cool: Brains of Britain - BBC Studios (UK)
• Les Dawson Forever - ITV Studios / Shiver (UK)
• When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong - Crackit Productions (UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
• Charles Pathe & Leon Gaumont, Reel Rivals of the Cinema - Program33 (France)
• Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words - Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction / Sony Pictures Classics (France/USA)
• Saddam Goes to Hollywood - Mentorn Scotland (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production
• The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)
• The People's History Of Pop - 7Wonder Productions (UK)
• Tom Jones' 1950s: The Decade that made me - BBC Music Television (UK)

Best Use of Sports Footage

• 1966: A Nation Remembers - Blakeway North Television (UK)
• George Best: All by Himself - Fine Point Films (UK)
• O.J: Made in America - ESPN Films and Laylow Films (USA)

Best use of Footage about the Natural World
• America's National Parks at 100 - Smithsonian Channel (USA)
• Into the Inferno - Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film (UK/Germany)
• Zoo Quest in Colour - BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Best Use of Footage on Other Platforms
• Guinness Story Of John Hammond - Hazel May Ltd / AMV BBDO (UK)
• Lurpak 'Game On, Cooks' - The Director Studio / Wieden & Kennedy (UK)
• Terence Donovan: Speed of Light - Dog and Duck Films (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
• Bobby Sands: 66 Days - Fine Point Films (UK)
• Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction / Sony Pictures Classics (France/USA)
• The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project
• 1912-1992: 80 Years of Olympic Films Restored - International Olympic Committee (Switzerland)
• Cinecolor Restorations of Canadian Pacific (1949) and The Cariboo Trail (1950) - TLEFilms Film Restoration & Preservation Services (Germany)
• Zoo Quest in Colour (1950s) – BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title
• Napoleon (1927 Dir. Abel Gance) - BFI National Archive (UK)
• King of Jazz (1930 Dir. John Murray Anderson) – NBCUniversal (USA)
• Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo) (1968 Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) - The Film Foundation/Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata (Italy)

Lifetime Achievement Award - A gift of the FOCAL International Executive
Serge Viallet

To see the CREDITS and SYNOPSES of the final nominations and the full list of the 199 submissions to the FOCAL International Awards please go here.

ABOUT FOCAL INTERNATIONAL
The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International is a professional not-for-profit trade association formed in 1985. It is fully established as one of the leading voices in the industry, with a membership of over 300 international companies and individuals.
Its purpose is to facilitate the use of library footage, images, stills and audio in all forms of media production; promote its members - libraries selling content plus those whose serve the industry; provide a platform for members to promote themselves and their interests; encourage good practise in the research, licensing, copyright clearance and use of footage; support, promote and educate on the need to preserve and restore footage and content; act as an information resource for the footage and content industry; offer training in key skills and in the broader appreciation of the footage and content industry.
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