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The FOCAL International Awards 2014

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Arctic Defenders

John Walker Productions Ltd. and Unikkaat Studios Inc.   |   Canada

  • Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Charles Konowal, John Walker
  • John Walker
  • Elizabeth Klinck
  • CBC TV Archives, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, National Film Board of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, Department of National Defense & The Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the north, Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed Canada's political landscape forever. It lead to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The story reveals Canada's misguided attempts at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined people who changed the rules of the game.

Researcher's Statement: I was asked to work on ARCTIC DEFENDERS in the early stages of the film's development. The result of such careful planning and diligent research paid off. There is a nearly seamless marriage between the interviews and contemporary sequences. Over one hundred sources for footage and photos were contacted for material, including historical news footage, early documentary film, and a myriad of photographic images from public and private sources.

Gore Vidal:The United States of Amnesia

Amnesia Productions   |   USA

  • Nicholas Wrathall
  • Nicholas Wrathall, Linda Callahan, Theodore James
  • BBC/T3 Media, NBC, NBC approved talent (Chris Martin), Historic Films, ITN Source

No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Nicholas Wrathall's new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American Liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best - including filmmaker nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens - blends with footage from Vidal's legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most fearless critics of our time.

Nicholas Wrathall's Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is a fantastic example of how expertly utilised archive footage can produce a breathtaking portrait of a notorious figure. Nicholas's use of footage from Vidal's television career (including the famous debates with William Buckley) capture both the sharp wit and emotional complexities of a man who's contributions to modern literature and politics can never be understated.

New Life of Family Album

Evolution Films, s.r.o.   |   Czech Republic

  • Pavel Berčík
  • Adam Ol'ha
  • Adam Ol'ha
  • Archive of Adam Ol'ha's family

This film is a story of a big Slovak catholic family, which has been left by the father. Mother Jana, five daughters and one son Adam suddenly were left alone. Adam decided to put up with this huge change in his life in a very strong way, to shoot this film, as the ''last man standing" in the family. This film tells the story of how one man cannot manage seven women, and how seven women can fight for one man. How can he learn from parent's divorce and how can He help teach his sisters to divorce well in the future?

The documentary is a great production and worthy of an award



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On the Night...

Dan Snow - host FOCAL International Awards

Dan Snow hosting FOCAL Internatonal Awards Ceremony

The Dream Team organisers - Amanda Dantas, Anne Johnson and Julie Lewis, FOCAL International

Sue Malden and Elizabeth Klinck

Adam Ol'ha and Vladimir Opela winners from Czech Rep

Guests from Deluxe

Amanda from Huntley Film Archives and Gintare from Footage Farm

Guests from IMG Sport Archive

Guests from IMG Sport Archive

Amanda Huntley and Robert, Elisabeth and Jenny from AP Archive

Guests from Zodiak Clips

Guests from Testimony Films

Guests from Deluxe

Guests from IWM and Strike Force

Sue Malden speaking at Awards ceremony

Guests from AP Archive

Guests fro Testimony Films

Guests from AP Archive

Sue Malden, Amanda Huntley, Richard Wright

Dan Snow hosting FOCAL International Awards Ceremony (2)

Guests from Getty Images

Guests from Espresso Education

Guests

Rob Lloyd, Kal Dhillon, Rachel Brinton-Matthews

Guests

Guests from BBC Studios and Post Production

Guests

Guests from BBC Scotland

Guests from Lion TV

Awards stage

Andrew Wright and Tim Emblem English

Veronique Foucault and guest

Anne Seymour and Elisabeth Quessever, AP Archive

Susan Munns and colleague, AP Archive

Chris Fossey, Prime Focus and colleague

Kieron Webb with ladies from IWM

Martin Rogers, Luke Smedley and James Kearney

Guests from Science Photo Library

Rita, Rob and Anne

Guests from INA

Ben Jones and Steve Lake

Guests from BSkyB

Guests from Shutterstock

Guests from BBC Worldwide

Guests from Electric Robin

Andrew Wright and James Norton

Anne Seymour and Ben Cooke

Jane Fish, Corinna Reichner and Kieron Webb

Alison McAllan and Paul Sargent

Paul Collard and Ben Thompson

Filip, Claudine and friends

Declan Smith, Lucy Smee and Elaine Shepherd

Guy Taylor, IMG and colleague

Stephen Kahn and John Smith

Guests from STV

Guests from Erica Starling Productions

Mark Bonnici and colleagues

Guests from Espresso

Guest from Prime Focus plus Luke Smedley, AP Archive

Anne Fleming, Clyde Jeavons and Vladimir Opela

Robert Harding and Karen Walsh

Barry Purkis and Suzanne Gray

Guests from Getty Images

Ben Jones, Science Photo Library and Rachel Brinton Matthews, Bridgeman Footage

Jeremy and Katie from ITN Productions

John Smith and guests

Filip Firlej and Linda Reeve

Shane Warden, IMG and George Bevir, Broadcast Tech

Wayne Lovell and collegue, Fremantlemedia Archive

Filip Firlej, Linda Reeve and Kathy Manners

Guests from the Erica Starling Company

Elspeth Domville, Elizabeth Klinck and Richard Goldthorpe

Robert Harding and Sue Malden

Luke Smedley, James Smith and James Kearney

Vladimir Opela and guests

Dan Snow with guests

Alastair White and guest

Raelene Rawlings and guest

Alwyn Linsey, Luke Smedley and colleague AP Archive

Sue Malden, Rachel Brinton Matthews and Amanda Dantas

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Guest from Zodiak

Javier Botero and guests

Claudine Tordjeman and guest

James Smith, Alison Mercer and guest

Guests from Strike Force

Jenny Hammerton and John Rowling

Guests

Paul Gardner and Gaelle Ledorguet

Jane Rundle and guests

Dan Snow with Amanda and Jess

Martin Roges, Gintare and Leonidas Liambeys

Wayne Lovell, Fremantlemedia Archive and colleague

Roulette game, post awards party

Ben Jones and Kieron Webb

Lifetime Award on pedestal

Event staging

Dining room

Event stage

Guests dining

Guests dining

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2014 Intro by host Dan Snow at FOCAL International Awards Ceremony