Amy, Asif Kapadia‘s Oscar-winning documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse, took two awards at the 13th annual FOCAL International Awards, recognizing the best use of footage across platforms, and the researchers and archivists behind it.
Amy and its prodco, On the Corner Films, took the prizes for best use of footage in a music production as well as best use of footage in a cinema release.
Two other music projects were featured in the winners list for the awards ceremony, which took place on May 26 in London, England. Julien Temple’s Imagine: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, about the guitarist of UK “pub rock” legends Dr. Feelgood, took the award for best use of footage in an arts production for producers Essential Arts Entertainment, Nitrate Films and the BBC. The Kinks’ Ray Davies, also a patron of London’s Screen Archives, presented the award.
Meanwhile, the honor for best use of footage on non-television platforms went to Apple Corps Limited for its Beatles 1+ Video Collection.
Stanley Nelson‘s Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, produced by Firelight Films, claimed the prize for best use of footage in a factual production. Meanwhile, Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s Best of Enemies, from Tremolo Productions and Magnolia Pictures, took the award for best use of footage in an entertainment production.
The prize for best use of footage about the natural world went to CBC strand ‘The Nature of Things’ for its Jellyfish Rule! doc. The award for best use of footage in a history production went to Every Face Has a Name from Sweden’s Auto Images, while the best use of sports footage honor went to the film Free to Run, from France’s Yuzu Productions, Switzerland’s Point Productions and Belgium’s Eklektik Productions.
For more information on the FOCAL International awards, visit FOCAL’s website.