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Last chance to purchase tickets for FOCAL International Awards 2012

28 April 2012

                                        LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2012 
                                                                     - International shortlist promises a close competition -

London, UK – 25 April 2012 – With just days to go until the ninth annual FOCAL International awards, the organisers are urging anyone without a place to snap up the last few remaining tickets for the award ceremony on 2 May 2012 at The Lancaster London Hotel, which will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant. The event, run by FOCAL International, the International Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, in association with AP Archive, celebrates the best use of archive footage and the people that maintain and cherish this precious resource.

With a shortlist representing 18 countries around the world, nominees include BAFTA winners such as Senna (Universal Pictures/Working Title), major broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and NBC, and many renowned independent producers. A full list of nominees can be found following this link.

Julie Lewis, General Manager, FOCAL International, said, “We’re so looking forward to meeting the people responsible for such fantastic work and rewarding their efforts in front of an audience of their peers. It’s going to be an event to remember.''

The evening includes a drinks reception, three course meal and after party. Ticket prices start at £85.00 per person for FOCAL International individual members, with tables of 10 available from £920.00 to £1500.00 (all prices are quoted ex-VAT). Full details of prices and booking information can be found at

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The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International is a professional not-for-profit trade association formed in 1985. It is fully established as one of the leading voices in the industry, with a membership of over 300 international companies and individuals.
Its purpose is to facilitate the use of library footage, images, stills and audio in all forms of media production; promote its members - libraries selling content plus those whose serve the industry; provide a platform for members to promote themselves and their interests; encourage good practise in the research, licensing, copyright clearance and use of footage; support, promote and educate on the need to preserve and restore footage and content; act as an information resource for the footage and content industry; offer training in key skills and in the broader appreciation of the footage and content industry.

Media contact:
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