FOCAL International, the trade body representing the world’s footage archives and archive professionals, has announced the shortlisted nominations for the 2010 FOCAL International Awards. Under the category of Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions three separate awards will be presented. Under the category of Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions three separate awards will be presented. The nine nominated programs are A Wall in Berlin (Un Mur à Berlin) by Kuiv Productions; Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil from the BBC; Dear Elena Francis (Querida Dona Elena) by Televisio de Catalunya; Franco and Fidel: An inconvenient Friendship by Televisio de Catalunya; Iran and the West by Brook Lapping Productions; JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America by New Animal Productions Productions for History; Monsieur Advertising: Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet by Artline Films; The Lost World of Communism from the BBC; and Under the Banners by AMIP. There will be a special acknowledgment given to all the archive researchers who’ve worked on ITV’s former flagship arts strand The South Bank Show for over 30 years. Click here to read the full list of nominees. The award ceremony, to be hosted for the last time by Lord Puttnam, will be presented in association with AP Archive on April 27 in London.
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