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Senna picks up three awards at focal awards

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    The ninth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last night at The Lancaster London Hotel, with winning entries spanning the decades and unearthing stunning footage illustrating a wide variety of topics, including life in the former USSR, racial segregation, the passion of motor racing and the chilling beauty of degraded film.   The standout project at this year's awards was Senna (Working Title/Universal Pictu...

FOCAL International Awards

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  FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2012   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 associatio...

FOCAL International announces list of nominees, Senna receiving 3 nominations

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Ninth Annual Awards celebrate the best in the world of footage FOCAL International, the international Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, has now announced the shortlist of nominations for the ninth annual FOCAL International awards in association with AP Archive. The nominations are diverse in terms of both geography and subject matter with projects telling stories that range from politics and war to F1 racing and football.   The BAFTA-wi...

Greg Dyke to present FOCAL International Awards 15th May

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Greg Dyke, Chairman of Hit Entertainment and Brentford Football Club will be presenting FOCAL International’s Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London on 15th May. The presence of the BBC’s former Director-General, is eagerly anticipated helping to focus attention on the archive business as FOCAL celebrates the use of footage archive images in the creative media. In its third year, the FOCAL International Awards, in association with AP Archive, will honour winners in fourteen categories from the b...

Record entries, wider reach for focal awards: the nominees are...

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200 entries, including first-time nominations from China, Finland, Israel and Hungary were submitted for the third annual FOCAL International Awards in association with APTN Library, celebrating the use of archive footage and images.The total was an increase of 10 per cent over last year with the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy and Canada accounting for most of the submissions.An international jury has now whittled down the nominations to the best three in 14 categories with the winne...

Sue Malden: new Chair of FOCAL International.

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Sue Malden has been chosen to be the new Chair of FOCAL International.Four very strong candidates had put themselves forward for the position left empty since the death of Jane Mercer last September.Sue brings a wealth of experience from the archive side of the business having worked at the BBC archives for over twenty years - as Head of BBC Broadcast Archives, then Head of Marketing BBC Information & Archives and finally as Corporate Affairs Manager BBC I&A. Since leaving the BBC she has contin...

Archives and footage awards

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FOCAL International, a trade organisation representing the footage archive industry - libraries, researchers, facilities etc. held its first Awards for best use of footage in a number of programme categories last May 2004Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production(Sponsored by Bird & Bird) The 50s & 60s in Living Colour Testimony Films Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production(Sponsored by APTN) bodysong Hot Property Films Award for Best Researcher (Sponsored by...

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