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The FOCAL International Awards 2014

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  • Science Photo Library

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Inform Educate Entertain (LP)

Test Card Recordings Ltd / Jacamar Publishing Ltd   |   UK

  • Sarah Wilde (BFI), Massimo Moretti (Studio Canal)

Public Service Broadcasting were inspired by, and creatively recycled, public information films from the 30s and 40s (and one from 1975) in their hugely successful debut LP Inform Educate Entertain, introducing ideas and sounds from a bygone era to a new, and predominantly young, audience.

It's "Absolutely, sensationally brilliant" " Tom Robinson, 6 Music

MAKERS (website & TV initiative)

Kunhardt McGee Productions   |   USA

  • Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, Peter Kunhardt
  • Barak Goodman
  • Nancy Armstrong, Dyllan McGee, Caroline Waterlow, Betsy West, Sara Wolitzky
  • Sara Wolitzky
  • Numerous

MAKERS is a landmark television and digital video initiative created by AOL Inc. in partnership with PBS, that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. With exclusive video interviews of groundbreaking women from all walks of life, MAKERS harnesses the power of storytelling to capture and preserve the remarkable achievements of women of yesterday and today to inspire the MAKERS of tomorrow. In February 2013, over 2.6 million viewers tuned-in to the PBS broadcast of "MAKERS: Women Who MAKE America," a 3-hour documentary that tells the story of the last 50 years of the women's movement. Surprisingly, men comprise 48% of the audience on Video views on the site have eclipsed 42 million since launch and MAKERS has been invited to the White House to screen excerpts for the Council on Women and Girls. The MAKERS social community has thrived due to editorial curation of newly released content and stories relevant to the world around us.

Each week, MAKERS continues to add to the dynamic and ever-growing canon of women's stories each week. In 2014, we will increase the number of MAKERS from our current 210 to 300 and also return to broadcast with six one-hour specials in the summer and fall. Additionally, global MAKERS will be celebrated, in concert with the translation of our MAKERS stories for global audiences. From Secretaries of States and Supreme Court Justices to athletes, activists and entertainers, the stories on weaves together the known and unknown groundbreakers who've sparked change and lit a path for those to follow.

Timeline WW2 with Dan Snow (app)

Ballista Media   |   UK

  • Tom Clifford
  • Cassie Pope
  • British Pathe, US Govt / Armed Forces Archive

Timeline WW2 with Dan Snow is a digital history of WW2 containing over 100 archive film clips, images, interactive maps, and text, that brings to life the events of WW2. Many of the clips allow the user to select either the original audio track, or a new commentary that gives the modern context and story behind each of the events shown. The interactive timeline allows the user to search for clips on particular items or topics, and the locations of all of the items can also be seen on a map of the globe. An early version of this app was launched in 2012, but the current version and the set of archive now available in the app were launched in April 2013 .

This app brings archive film to life in a way never seen before. With the ability for the user to select alternative audio tracks for each item of news archive: either the original, or a new commentary by Dan Snow, that puts the each film clip into context for the modern viewer. Combining the extensive archive of British Pathe, with the best of US Govt and Armed Forces archive (significant parts of which are in colour), this app brings to life WW2 in an unprecedented way. As well as watching on the iPad, users can also view the footage on their TVs using Apple TV. Each archive clip is supported by images, text and map entries that allow the user to gain a great overview of all the major events of WW. A significant research and editing effort went into finding the archive clips that best tell the story of WW2 for a new generation, on a new platform. SAMPLE:

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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