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FOCAL Awards begins call for entries

The awards show celebrates the best use of archive footage material in a variety of genres, as well as the efforts of technicians, researchers and producers active in the field. (Pictured: Reel Injun, one of last year's winners for best use of footage in a factual production)
October 17, 2011

(pictured: Reel Injun, winner for best use of footage in a factual production at the 2011 FOCAL International Awards)

 

FOCAL International, the international Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, is calling for entries for its ninth annual FOCAL International Awards, held in association with AP Archive.

The awards show celebrates the best use of archive footage material in a variety of genres, as well as the efforts of technicians, researchers and producers active in the field.

Awards categories pertinent to those in the non-fiction entertainment industry include best use of footage in a factual production, best use of footage in an arts production, best use of wildlife and natural history footage, and best use of footage on non-television platforms, among others.

The deadline for entries is December 1, 2011, with the awards show taking place on May 2, 2012, at the Lancaster London Hotel in London, England.

For more information on the categories and how to submit materials, visit the FOCAL website.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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