WINNERS OF THE 2016 FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BELOW.
THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2017 FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 2016 FOR PRODUCTIONS PREMIERED IN 2016.
Please read the Entry Guidelines first, then the Category details. When you have chosen an appropriate Category that you want to make a submission to, go to the Award Submission Form. On the submission form you select the chosen category and the correct form will appear. Please note that the forms do not retain your information so it is advisable to prepare and save your text in advance in case there is a problem! Also please have your purchase order number ready or your credit card ready. We can only take Mastercard or Visa and you should have it cleared for overseas transactions in advance. Good luck!!
Between 1896 and 1976, British Pathé recorded a wealth of material unrivalled in its historical and cultural significance. The company was a unique witness to the emergence of the modern world and its archive is a treasure trove for programme-makers and researchers worldwide. British Pathé's collection of 85,000 individual film items and 12 million stills is fully digitised and viewable online. Visit www.britishpathe.com
The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.
With Amy (like our previous film Senna) we have tried to push the use of archive material to the forefront of factual storytelling. We believe this approach to documentary film making is compelling and essential.
Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon twenty years after his death. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK is a visceral journey through Cobain's life and career through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.
The film is based entirely on primary sources.
Nowadays, millions of people run through the streets of New York, on the mountain trails of Switzerland, in Paris or Sydney, champions rubbing shoulders with unknowns. Yet just 50 years ago, running was an exclusive all-male sport reserved for top athletes competing in the stadium, whose rules were set by antiquated, sexist sporting authorities. How did we get from there to here? Via the stories of pioneering figures like Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, Kathrine Switzer and the creators of the cult magazine Spiridon, Free to Run takes us on an amazing journey, through five decades of the grassroots running movement.
The film is made of 60% of archives, most of them very rarely seen. It covers a period from the 60s to today, uses 53 archives sources from 9 different countries, mixes amateur and professional sources, film, photo and video, and has requested 2 full years of complex archive research, facing multiple layers of rights, lost masters or contracts… a real detective work, uncovering some never seen footage like the film of Kathrine Switer during the 1967 Boston Marathon.