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The FOCAL International Awards 2016



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Beasts Behaving Badly (Eps 1 of 10 cited)

Barcroft Productions   |   UK

  • Julian Thomas
  • Alex Leigh, Grant Philpott, Chris Barker
  • Glenn Wood
  • Jukin Media, Viral Hog, Storyful, Newsflare, Licensed clips from individuals through YouTube

We all love animals - cute, cuddly and loyal to the end... But sometimes, their wild side comes to the surface - and hilarity ensues! In BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY we show animals creating havoc in hilarious real situations, all caught on camera by regular people. Thanks to mobile phone, camcorder and CCTV footage, they've caught these critters red-handed in the act of extreme and outrageous behaviour. Sometimes incredulous, but always upbeat, these clips are brought to life by a band of comedians, providing an hilarious running commentary, and a sense of suspense, anticipation, and a good dose of wry humour.

Building on the success of Babies Behaving Badly - and utilising the global popularity of animal clips online - Beasts Behaving Badly provides a new approach to the clip show format - often portraying some of the most popular and well known of the internet's archive content in way that's fresh, funny, fast and compelling. With 5 of the latest up and coming comedians replacing voice-over with a series of reactions, jokes and tales this series is an unique and often-hilarious take on an otherwise stale, tried and tested clip show format.

The Nature of Things: Jellyfish Rule!

CBC   |   Canada

  • Lisa Ellenwood
  • Susan Teskey
  • Gina Cali
  • Evergreen Studios, Howard Hall Productions, PhD Oleg Kovtun, Odessa National I. I. Mechnikov University, Ukraine, T3 Media / National Geographic, Teschefilm 2011 distributed by Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing

Jellyfish are one of earth's most ancient animals, and many scientists predict they will be here long after we're gone. Could these creatures that are 95% water with no brain and no backbone be the planet's ultimate survivors? Join some of the world's foremost jellyfish scientists in uncovering the secrets of jellyfish success. It seems there is a lot more to jellyfish than we ever could have imagined.

Jellyfish Rule! is a film that includes a variety of stock footage licensed from (5) commercial stock houses and (14) sources ranging from independent shooters, scientists and fans of jellyfish. It's an excellent example of how extremely rare footage never seen publicly can be uncovered from "not so obvious sources" and used to accurately visualize a featured scientist's story. This documentary successfully reveals unique behavior in the natural world through the use of a variety of stock footage and delivers it seamlessly throughout the edit. A total of 13 minutes of stock footage was licensed in the production of Jellyfish Rule!

Wild 24 (Africa's Savannah cited in 3 part series )

NHNZ / Nat Geo Wild   |   New Zealand

  • Lorne Townend
  • Lemuel Lyes
  • NHNZ Moving Images, Aquavision, Getty Images, Londolozi Game Reserve

WILD 24 celebrates the eternal rhythm of light and dark in different locations around the world, revealing the behaviours of a myriad of animals that battle it out to survive over 24 hours in these exotic, but demanding environments. Africa's Savannah - The great African Savannah, stretching across twenty-five countries. Over two million mammals live on these dry grasslands. Here an ancient battle for survival has played out for millions of years, between the carnivores and the herbivores and everything in between.

In 2014, NHNZ formed the Archive Unit - a team of dedicated specialists who have proven experience and success in crafting smart, brilliantly told stories out of archive footage. Delving into numerous stock footage libraries from around the world, and making the most of the in-house collection in the NHNZ Moving Images Library, the Archive Unit have developed the original series Wild 24. The team searched far and wide to craft a programme that represented 24 hours of behaviour in a given location. The end result is a cleverly crafted series that shows the variety of life and activity within a day.

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On the Night...

Kate Adie and Lord Puttnam

Lifetime Achievement Trophy

Kate Adie

Tony, Fiona, Bob

Ray Davies

Raelene and Lee

Jody Winterbottom

Robert and Jenny

Joe Lauro


Anne Johnson and ?

Jessica and Cathy

Raelene and Kev

? and Greg

Janet, Simon, Jo

Victoria Stable (middle)

Obi and guests

Bob, Kate, Tony, Clyde

Amanda Dantas and hostesses

Sue Malden

SKY team

Fremantle MediaArchive

Richard Melman and Simon Wood

Colleen and Alexis STALKR

Restoration team behind MARIUS

Tim Emblem-English (right)

Guests from Universal

Lucie and ?

Victoria, Julie and Susan

Antoine and Susanne

Maggi Cook

Stuart, Steve and Vero

Trevor Phillips

Kate and Denis

Margaret Bodde and Lord Puttnam

Jerry, Jessica, Cathy

Denis and Paul


Bob and Margaret


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Opening Ceremony 2016 Chair Sue Malden and Event Organiser Julie Lewis


Host Kate Adie


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