Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years and Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America each took home two awards at the 14th annual FOCAL International Awards, which recognizes the best use of footage in productions across all genres, and the researchers and archivists behind them.
White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (pictured), a compilation of footage of the seminal band’s 250 concerts between 1963 and 1966, took the prizes for best use of footage in a cinema release, as well as best use of footage in a music production.
ESPN Films and Laylow Films’ O.J.: Made in America, meanwhile, was honored with best use of sports footage, while cinematographer Nina Krstic picked up the Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award.
Thorsten Schütte’s Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words — produced by Les Films Du Poisson, UFA Fiction, ARTE France and SWR / Sony Pictures — claimed the prize for best use of footage in an arts production. Meanwhile, Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon’s The War Show, from Fridthjof Film, took the award for best use of footage in a factual production.
Simon Withington’s When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong (Crackit Productions) took home hardware for the best use of footage in an entertainment production; Jerome Prieur’s Hitler’s Games – Berlin 1936, from Roche Productions, received the best use of footage in a history production award; and the BBC Natural History Unit’s Zoo Quest in Colour took the award for best use of footage about the natural world.
For more information on the FOCAL International awards, visit FOCAL’s website.