FOCAL International Awards shortlist revealed

Among the titles nominated for the annual awards presentation are Senna, Mighty Jerome and My Perestroika (pictured).
March 15, 2012

(Pictured: FOCAL International Award nominee “My Perestroika”)

Organizers of the FOCAL International Awards, recognizing the best in the world of footage, have announced the shortlist for this year’s event.

Among the nominees, Asif Kapadia’s Senna is up for three awards, while Globe Productions’ Queen: The Days of Our Lives is up for two.

The awards ceremony will take place May 2 at the Lancaster Hotel in London.

The full list of shortlisted titles per category is as follows:

Award for Best Use of Footage in Factual Productions

 Note: Due to the overwhelming number of submissions in the Factual category, three separate awards of equal standing are awarded annually in this category.

 9/11 Emergency Room – Testimony Films (UK)

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey – Digital Quilts (Ireland)

Blacks of France from 1889 to Today (Noirs de France) – Compagnie Phares et Balises (France)

Entertaining the Troops – BBC Entertainment (UK)

Lost and Found: Nazi Wolframite – SIC/ Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (Portugal)

POV: My Perestroika – Red Square Productions (USA)

The Boy Who Was a King – Agitprop (Bulgaria)

The Loving Story – Augusta Films, LLC (USA)

Timeshift: All the Fun of the Fair – BBC (UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment or Drama Production

Night On Film: An A-Z Of The Dark – BBC Entertainment (UK)

The Story of Variety with Michael Grade – BBC Entertainment (UK)

The Toys That Made Christmas – BBC Entertainment (UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

Eames: The Architect and the Painter – Bread and Butter Films & Quest Productions (USA)

Hollywood Invasion – NBC Universal Global Networks Italia (Italy)

The Camera That Changed the World – Lambent Productions Ltd(UK)

Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production featuring Music

Queen: Days of Our Lives – Globe Productions (UK)

Sing Your Song – S2BN Belafonte Production (USA)

The Godmother of Rock & Roll – Antelope South Limited (UK)

Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

Mighty Jerome – National Film Board of Canada (Canada)

Senna – Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Bert Trautmann Story – Testimony Films (UK)

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Production

Liquidator (short film) – Doing Film (Netherlands)

Save The Children ‘No Child Born to Die’ (advert) – STALKR (UK)

The Magic Loungeabout (music festival viral) – Archive Oracle Productions (UK)

Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Stock Footage 

Broken Tail – Crossing the Line Films (Ireland)

Brutal Killers – The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Netherlands)

Deadly 360 – BBC Natural History Unit (UK)

Award for Best Use of Footage on Non-Television Platforms

EUscreen: Discover Europe’s Television Heritage ( – Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Netherlands)

Farewell Comrades! Interactive ( – Artline Films (France)

Film in Nederland ( – EYE Film Institute Netherlands (Netherlands)

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release

Rosie Newman’s Britain at War in Colour – Imperial War Museum (UK)

Senna – Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Persuaders – The Complete Series – BBC/Network Distributing Ltd (UK)

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

Queen: Days of Our Lives – Globe Productions (UK)

Senna – Universal Pictures/Working Title (UK)

The Extraordinary Voyage – Steamboat Films (France)

Award for Best Archive Restoration Project

Desmet Collection – EYE Film Institute Netherlands/Haghefilm Laboratories (Netherlands)

ITN Digital Archive – ITN Source/Deluxe 142 (UK)

Tales from the Shipyard (This Working Life) – BFI National Archive (UK)

Award for Best Archive Restoration Title

A Trip to the Moon (1902) (Color version) – Lobster Films / Technicolor Foundation for Film Heritage / Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema in association with Archives Françaises du Film and M. Malthête Méliès (France/USA)

Shoes (1916) – EYE Film Institute Netherlands/Haghefilm Conservation B.V. (Netherlands)

The Loves of Pharaoh (Das Weib des Pharao) (1921) – Alpha-Omega Digital, George Eastman House, Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv, Filmmuseum Munich, ARTE/ZDF (Germany/USA)

The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

Denis Karam, Zig Zag Productions

Award for Footage Library of the Year

AP Archive

British Pathe

Journeyman Pictures

Award for Footage Library Person of the Year

Obi Adumekwe, AP Archive

Paul McAllister, Screenocean Ltd.

Serena Sharp, Clips & Footage

Eric Simon, Getty Images

Award for Lifetime Achievement

Rick Prelinger

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