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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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