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“They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Apollo 11″ among FOCAL Awards winners

CNN Films’ Apollo 11 and Peter Jackson’s acclaimed World War I archive doc They Shall Not Grow Old were among the winners at the FOCAL International Awards, held in London ...
June 21, 2019

CNN Films’ Apollo 11 and Peter Jackson’s acclaimed World War I archive doc They Shall Not Grow Old were among the winners at the FOCAL International Awards, held in London on June 20.

Apollo 11 took the honor for best use of footage in a history feature, while Jackson’s film, which made use of restored and colorized rare archive, was given the award for best use of footage in a cinematic feature.

Elsewhere in the presentation, hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons, director Julien Temple received the lifetime achievement award, with rolling Stone Keith Richards providing a video message of congratulations.

Below, the complete list of winners as provided by footage trade organization FOCAL:

Footage Person of the Year:
Jane Fish, Imperial War Museums

Footage Company of the Year:
Screenocean

Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project:
Joe 90

Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Title:
Pixote

Best Use of Footage in a History Production:
The Scientist, The Imposter and Stalin: How to Feed the People
(Le savant, l’imposteur et Staline: Comment Nourrir le Peuple)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production
Mr. SOUL!

Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production – TIE:
Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager & Momentum Generation

Best Use of Footage on Innovative Platforms:
British Pathé TV

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production:
Kulenkampff’s Shoes

Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production:
Under the Wire

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production:
John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature:
Apollo 11

Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content:
WWF – Fight For Your World

Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production:
A Night at the Garden

Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature:
They Shall Not Grow Old

Student Jury Award for Most Inspiring Use of Archive:
Mr. SOUL!

Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year Award:
Peter Scott for A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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