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Remaining FOCAL shortlist announced

The remaining shortlist nominations for the 14th annual FOCAL International have been announced. The awards, which are presented in association with AP Archive, honor the work of archival researchers, footage archivists ...
March 27, 2017

The remaining shortlist nominations for the 14th annual FOCAL International have been announced.

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

The remaining shortlist nominees include:

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
Nina Krstic (USA) — O.J.: Made in America
Véronique Nowak (France) — School Revolution 1918-1939
Rich Remsberg (USA) — The Bandit (pictured)
Footage Employee of the Year
Kieran O’Leary (Ireland) — IFI Irish Film Archive
Robin James (UK) — Getty Images / BBC
Simon Wood & ITN Source team (UK) — ITN Source

Footage Library of the Year
British Pathé (UK)
 ITN Source (UK)
 Reelin’ in the Years Productions (USA)
 
“The FOCAL awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the brilliant people who make up our industry. And a chance for the industry to recognise the hard work and excellence of their peers through the Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award, Footage Employee of the Year and Footage Library of the Year. We hope all the nominees can join us at the ceremony,” said Madeline Bates, general manager, outreach, in a statement.

The awards ceremony takes place in London at the Lancaster London Hotel March 25. For more information, visit FOCAL’s website.

See below the list of other shortlist categories that were announced last week:

Best Use of Footage in a History Production
Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes — 1895 Films (USA)
Hitler’s Games — Berlin 1936 — Roche Productions (France)
Tokyo Trial: Judging Japan — Point du Jour (France)

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature
Letters From Baghdad
— Letters From Baghdad Ltd / Between the Rivers Productions LLC (USA/UK/France)
School Revolution 1918—1939 — Les Films Du Poisson (France)
The Tragedy of the International Brigades — Kuiv Productions (France)

Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
Asunder — Blanche Pictures (UK)
Saddam Goes to Hollywood — Mentorn Scotland (UK)
The War Show — Fridthjof Film (Denmark)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production
How Quizzing Got Cool: Brains of Britain — BBC Studios (UK)
Les Dawson Forever — ITV Studios / Shiver (UK)
When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong — Crackit Productions (UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
Charles Pathe & Leon Gaumont, Reel Rivals of the Cinema — Program33 (France)
Eat That Question — Frank Zappa in His Own Words — Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction / Sony Pictures Classics (France/USA)
Saddam Goes to Hollywood — Mentorn Scotland (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years — White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)
The People’s History of Pop — 7Wonder Productions (UK)
Tom Jones’ 1950s: The Decade that made me — BBC Music Television (UK)

Best Use of Sports Footage
1966: A Nation Remembers — Blakeway North Television (UK)
George Best: All by Himself — Fine Point Films (UK)
O.J: Made in America — ESPN Films and Laylow Films (USA)

Best use of Footage about the Natural World
America’s National Parks at 100 — Smithsonian Channel (USA)
Into the Inferno — Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film (UK/Germany)
Zoo Quest in Colour — BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Best Use of Footage on Other Platforms
Guinness Story Of John Hammond — Hazel May Ltd / AMV BBDO (UK)
Lurpak ‘Game On, Cooks’ — The Director Studio / Wieden & Kennedy (UK)
Terence Donovan: Speed of Light — Dog and Duck Films (UK)

Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
Bobby Sands: 66 Days — Fine Point Films (UK)
Eat That Question – Frank Zappa In His Own Words — Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction / Sony Pictures Classics (France/USA)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years — White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (USA/UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project
1912—1992: 80 Years of Olympic Films Restored — International Olympic Committee (Switzerland)
Cinecolor Restorations of Canadian Pacific (1949) and The Cariboo Trail (1950) — TLEFilms Film Restoration & Preservation Services (Germany)
Zoo Quest in Colour (1950s) — BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title
Napoleon (1927 Dir. Abel Gance) — BFI National Archive (UK)
King of Jazz (1930 Dir. John Murray Anderson) — NBCUniversal (USA)
Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo) (1968 Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) — The Film Foundation/Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata (Italy)

Lifetime Achievement Award  — A gift of the FOCAL International Executive
Serge Viallet

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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