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The FOCAL International Awards 2014

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Goodbye Granadaland

ITV Entertainment / Shiver for ITV   |   UK

  • Vicky Thomas
  • Elspeth Hanna, Neil Summers
  • ITV Studios (Granada), Kaleidoscope Publishing, David Barnes (Home Movie Footage), Martin Smith (Home Movie Footage), Manchester Libraries / Manchester City Council

Fronted by self-confessed Granada addict Peter Kay, ITV's Goodbye Granadaland was a celebration of the people and programmes that made Manchester's Granada Studios a national treasure. The studios dominated the Manchester skyline for 57 years. It was the first television complex to be built in the UK and home to some of the greatest programmes in television history from Coronation Street to Cracker and Jewel In The Crown. This documentary was carefully crafted to bring some of the studios' most momentous and iconic stories to life through a wide range of archive, included rare footage uncovered during production.

This documentary was a six-month labour of love for archive producer Elspeth Hanna who headed into the Granada archives to uncover footage which had not been seen on TV for decades " if ever. The archive included Inside Granada staff training programmes shot by the station in the early 60s and which, on closer inspection, consisted of footage of the TV studios which had never been broadcast " including early behind the scenes shots of Coronation Street being made. Elspeth also collated home movie footage from Granada staff from different generations to help build up an intimate portrayal of a North West institution.

Quality Balls - The David Steinberg Story

The Nightingale Company   |   Canada

  • Debbie Nightingale
  • Barry Avrich
  • Elizabeth Klinck
  • The Rosemond Company, CBC TV Archive Sales, Carson Entertainment Group, Historic Films Archive

Biographical documentary feature showcasing the life and works of stand-up comedian/director David Steinberg, from his beginnings on the Second City stage to his record number of appearances on the Johnny Carson show to his transition to a successful sitcom director.

The feature utilizes archival footage dating back to the early years of Second City, all the way up to recent HBO programming. The footage is instrumental in showcasing David's development as a comedian and director, as he hones his craft from sketches and characters to his signature "sermons" and controversial political opinions.

The Coronation Year in Colour

ITN Productions   |   UK

  • Grace Chapman
  • Emma Read
  • Emma Haw
  • Yorkshire and North East Film Archive, North West Film Archive, BFI, Clips and Footage, Pleasures Past

In the 16 months following the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952, Britain moved from the grey of post-war austerity to a Technicolor world, filled with hope and possibilities; a transformation most potently symbolised by the Coronation of a beautiful young Queen. Using compelling interviews and rare colour-only footage from the period 'The Coronation Year in Colour' immerses the audience in the joys, realities and quirks of everyday life in 1950's Britain.

The 'new Elizabethan age' heralded a bright new beginning for Britain and we felt colour archive truly reflected this optimism. The narrative is illustrated by exceptional, rare archive used in a creative and impressionistic way to convey a sense of time and place. Finding the footage required a global search of private collections, commercial libraries, educational institutions and local cine clubs. Footage of Britain at work and play, the post-war boom and even the Queen's journey paints an amazingly vibrant picture of what it was like to live in Britain during an incredible 16 months.

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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


Rob Lloyd, Kal Dhillon, Rachel Brinton-Matthews


Guests from BBC Studios and Post Production


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

?? with guest from INS

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


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