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FOCAL International Awards


Ninth annual Awards in association with AP Archive to celebrate the best in the world of footage
Celebrity host announced for 2nd May ceremony TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


FOCAL International, the International Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, has announced that tickets are now available for the ninth annual FOCAL International awards in association with AP Archive. The event takes place on 2 May 2012 at The Lancaster London Hotel, and will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant.

The range of subject matter covered by this year's international nominees is vast, taking attendees on journeys from A Trip to the Moon (France/USA) to 9/11 Emergency Room (Testimony Films, UK), introducing royalty The Boy Who Was a King (Agitprop, Bulgaria) and sporting legends Senna (Universal Pictures/Working Title, UK), and charting historic events from The Troubles in Northern Ireland Bernadette: notes on a political journey (Digital Quilts, Ireland) to Perestroika in the USSR POV: My Perestroika (Red Square Productions, USA). Broadcasters including the BBC, ITN and NBC are also nominated. A full list of nominees is below.

Julie Lewis, General Manager, FOCAL International, said, "The Awards event is always a joyous occasion, providing a welcome opportunity to meet our peers and celebrate each other's work. The calibre of this year's nominees is incredibly high - it's going to be a close call in many of the categories, which will surely add a further element of excitement to the evening."

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). 


The shortlist for the FOCAL International Awards 2012 in association with AP Archive is as follows and the full list of credits, synopses and supporting text have been listed on the website 


Award for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

Note: Due to the overwhelming number of submissions in the Factual category, three separate awards of equal standing are awarded annually in this category.

Sponsored by BBC Motion Gallery, Fremantlemedia Archive, ITN Source


9/11 Emergency Room - Testimony Films (UK)

Bernadette: notes on a political journey - Digital Quilts (Ireland)

Blacks of France From 1889 to today (Noirs de France) - Compagnie Phares et Balises (France)

Entertaining the Troops - BBC Entertainment (UK)

Lost and Found: Nazi Wolframite - SIC - Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (Portugal)

POV: My Perestroika - Red Square Productions (USA)

The Boy Who Was a King - Agitprop (Bulgaria)

The Loving Story - Augusta Films, LLC (USA)

Timeshift: All the Fun of the Fair - BBC       (UK)



Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment or Drama Production

Night On Film: An A-Z Of The Dark - BBC Entertainment (UK)

The Story of Variety with Michael Grade - BBC Entertainment (UK)

The Toys That Made Christmas - BBC Entertainment (UK)



Best Use Of Footage in an Arts Production

Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Bread and Butter Films & Quest Productions (USA)

Hollywood Invasion - NBC Universal Global Networks Italia (Italy)

The Camera That Changed the World - Lambent Productions Ltd(UK) 


Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production featuring Music

Sponsored by Getty Images


Queen - Days of Our Lives - Globe Productions (UK)

Harry Belafonte - Sing Your Song - S2BN Belafonte Production (USA)

The Godmother of Rock & Roll - Antelope South Limited (UK) 


Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

Sponsored by ITV Sport Archive

Mighty Jerome - National Film Board of Canada - NFB (Canada)

Senna - Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Bert Trautmann Story - Testimony Films (UK) 


Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production  

Liquidator (short film) - Doing Film (Netherlands)

Save The Children 'No Child Born to Die' (advert) - STALKR (UK)

The Magic Loungeabout (music festival viral) - Archive Oracle Productions (UK) 


Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Stock FootageSponsored by Framepool


Broken Tail - Crossing the Line Films (Ireland)

Brutal Killers - The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Netherlands)

Deadly 360 - BBC Natural History Unit (UK)



Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-television Platforms

Sponsored by Clips & Footage


EUscreen: Discover Europe's Television Heritage - Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Netherlands)

Farewell Comrades! Interactive - Artline Films (France)

Film in Nederland - EYE Film Institute Netherlands (Netherlands)



Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release

Rosie Newman's Britain at War in Colour - Imperial War Museum (UK)

Senna - Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Persuaders - The Complete Series - BBC/Network Distributing Ltd (UK)



Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

Sponsored by British Pathe


Queen - Days of Our Lives - Globe Productions (UK)

Senna - Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Extraordinary Voyage - Steamboat Films (France)



Award for Best Archive Restoration Project

Sponsored by BBC Studios & Post Production


Desmet Collection - EYE Film Institute Netherlands/Haghefilm Laboratories (Netherlands)

ITN Digital Archive - ITN Source/Deluxe 142 (UK)

Tales from the Shipyard (This Working Life) - BFI National Archive (UK)



Award for Best Archive Restoration Title 

Sponsored by ERA/FOR.A


A Trip to the Moon (1902) (Colour version) - Lobster Films / Technicolor Foundation for Film Heritage / Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema in association with Archives Françaises du Film and M. Malthête Méliès (France/USA)

Shoes (1916) - EYE Film Institute Netherlands/Haghefilm Conservation B.V. (Netherlands)

The Loves of Pharaoh (Das Weib des Pharao) (1921) - Alpha-Omega Digital, George Eastman House, Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv, Filmmuseum Munich, ARTE/ZDF (Germany/USA)



The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

Sponsored by AP Archive

Denis Karam, Zig Zag Productions



Award for Footage Library of the Year

Sponsored by Iron Mountain 

AP Archive

British Pathe

Journeyman Pictures



Award for Footage Library Person of the Year

Sponsored by Deluxe Soho


Obi Adumekwe, AP Archive

Paul McAllister, Screenocean Ltd.

Serena Sharp, Clips & Footage

Eric Simon, Getty Images



Award for Lifetime Achievement

Rick Prelinger





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