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FOCAL Awards 2017 - Winners Announced

30 May 2017

                                                       Putting Footage in the Spotlight

Following a hugely successful competition, FOCAL International is delighted to announce their full list of winners from the FOCAL International Awards Ceremony 2017 at the London Lancaster hotel, 25th May, hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli, the renowned writer, presenter, comedian and broadcaster.

We congratulate all winners and nominees for their outstanding achievements.

Keep an eye on the FOCAL International Social media platforms for updates and images from the evening.

The FOCAL International Awards are now in their 14th year and continue to grow as the premier competition around the world for screen and digital projects that make best use of archival footage.

The 15th FOCAL International Awards competition will open for submissions in October, 2017.

WINNERS:

Best Use of Footage in a History Production
Sponsored by Getty Images
* Hitler's Games - Berlin 1936 - Roche Productions (France)

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature
Sponsored by LoLa Clips
* Letters From Baghdad - Letters From Baghdad Ltd / Between the Rivers Productions LLC (USA/UK/France)

Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
Sponsored by Screenocean
* The War Show - Fridthjof Film (Denmark)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production
Sponsored by FremantleMedia
* When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong - Crackit Productions (UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
Sponsored by Film London
* Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words - Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction / Sony Pictures Classics (France/USA)

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production
Sponsored by Shutterstock
* The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)

Best Use of Sports Footage
Sponsored by ITV Sport Archive
* O.J: Made in America - ESPN Films and Laylow Films (USA)

Best use of Footage about the Natural World
Sponsored by Nature Picture Library
* Zoo Quest in Colour - BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Best Use of Footage on Other Platforms
Sponsored by Visual Data Services
* Terence Donovan: Speed of Light - Dog and Duck Films (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
Sponsored by British Pathe
* The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title
Sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group
* Napoleon (1927 Dir. Abel Gance) - BFI National Archive (UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project
Sponsored by Prasad
* 1912-1992: 80 Years of Olympic Films Restored - International Olympic Committee (Switzerland)

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
Sponsored by AP Archive
*Nina Krstic (USA)
O.J.: Made in America

Footage Employee of the Year

Sponsored by Creative Skillset
*Simon Wood & ITN Source team
ITN Source - UK

Footage Library of the Year

Sponsored by Broadcast
*British Pathé
UK

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

To see the CREDITS and SYNOPSES of the winners and all nominations to the FOCAL International Awards please go here.

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