“Enemies,” “Montage of Heck” make FOCAL shortlist

Among the contenders for honors at the upcoming stock footage and archive awards in London are Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon's Best of Enemies (pictured) and Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain doc.
March 8, 2016

Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s Best of Enemies (pictured) and Brett Morgen‘s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck have been named to the shortlist of nominees for the 13th annual FOCAL Footage Awards.

The awards, which are presented in association with AP Archive, honor the work of archival researchers, footage archivists and film preservationists across 16 production categories.

Elsewhere, renowned film preservationist and A Century of Sound director Robert Gitt will be honored at the event with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Gitt has gained an international reputation as a leading expert in the preservation and restoration of motion picture films.

“We are delighted with both the international turnout and the prevalence in this year’s shortlist of so many highly-acclaimed archive-based films such as Amy, Cobain and Best of Enemies,” said event organizer Julie Lewis in a statement.

A listing of nominees in various categories, with credits supplied by FOCAL International, follows below. The awards ceremony takes place in London at the Lancaster London Hotel on May 26th. For more information, visit FOCAL’s website.

Best Use of Footage in a History Production
A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) – Local Films (France)
Every Face Has a Name - Auto Images (Sweden)
Red Gold (L’Or Rouge) – Vivement Lundi ! (France)

Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production
Clockwork Climate – Artline Films (France)
India’s Daughter - Assassin Films (UK)
The Queen of Ireland - Blinder Films (Ireland)

Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
Best of Enemies – Magnolia Pictures (USA)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - Firelight Films, Inc (USA)
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor – DeepFocus Productions, Inc (USA)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production
A City Dreaming – Indie Movie Company for BBC NI (UK)
Best of Enemies – Tremolo Productions / Magnolia Pictures (USA)
Children Over Time – RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana (Italy)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
Arena: Night and Day – BBC (UK)
By Sidney Lumet – RatPac Documentary Films / Augusta Films / Thirteen Productions LLC’s (USA)
Imagine: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson – Essential Nitrate Limited / BBC (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production
Amy - On The Corner (UK)
Cobain: Montage of Heck – End of Movie, LLC (USA)
Eurovision at 60 – BBC Entertainment Production (UK)

Best Use of Sports Footage
Building Jerusalem – New Black Films Limited (UK)
Free to Run - Yuzu Productions (France) Point Prod (Switzerland) and Eklektik Productions (Belgium)
I Believe In Miracles – Baby Cow Productions and Spool Films (UK)

Best use of Footage about the Natural World
Beasts Behaving Badly – Barcroft Productions (UK)
The Nature of Things: Jellyfish Rule! – CBC (Canada)
Wild 24 - NHNZ / Nat Geo Wild (New Zealand)

Best Use of Footage on non-Television Platforms
Bitter Lake – BBC Productions (UK)
Britain on Film – BFI (UK)
The Beatles 1+ Video Collection – Apple Corps Limited (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
Amy – On The Corner (UK)
Cobain: Montage of Heck – End of Movie, LLC (USA)
Free to Run – Yuzu Productions (France) Point Prod (Switzerland) and Eklektik Productions (Belgium)

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
Colleen Cavanaugh Anthony, Alexis Owens (Stalkr/USA) – Transparent Srs 2 Titles; The Big Short; MTV Tagline Here
Jessica Berman-Bogdan (USA) – Cobain: Montage of Heck; Narcos
Prudence Arndt, Deborah Ford Gribaudi (USA/France) – Free To Run

Footage Employee of the Year
Tim Emblem English (BBC Studios and Post Production)
Paul Davis (Getty Images)
Bhirel Wilson (BBC Motion Gallery / Getty Images)

Footage Library of the Year
Historic Films Archive
Huntley Film Archives

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