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The Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries (FOCAL) has announced a final call for submissions to the FOCAL International Awards 2014.
The awards showcase the use of library footage by producers as well as the contribution made to the production industry by archivists, film libraries, researchers and technicians, and the work done to restore and preserve these irreplaceable assets.
The Award categories are as follows:
  • Best Use of Footage in a History Production
  • Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production
  • Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
  • Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment
  • Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
  • Best Use of Music Performance Footage
  • Best Use of Sports Footage
  • Best Use of Footage in an Advert or Short Production
  • Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage
  • Best Use of Footage on Digital or Non-television Platforms
  • Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release
  • Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
  • Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Project
  • Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title
  • The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
  • Footage Employee of the Year
  • Footage Library of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement.

For full details of the 18 award categories and the submissions entry form go to

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