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FOCAL announces footage award nominees

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.
March 3, 2010

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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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