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23/10/2015

FOCAL International Awards Calls For Submissions

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The FOCAL International Awards has called for submissions for this year's event.

The Awards celebrate the best use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms, plus its restoration.

Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a programme, documentary, feature film, or any other form of production over the last year, are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

Awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work are also up for grabs.

The full list of categories includes:

• 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 Production
• Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
• Best Use of Footage in a Music Production
• Best Use of Sports Footage
• Best Use of Footage in an Advert or Short Production
• Best Use of Footage about the Natural World
• Best Use of Footage on non-Television Platforms
• Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
• Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project or Title
• The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
• Footage Employee of the Year
• Footage Library of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award

The closing date for submissions is 1 December 2015.

Further information regarding entry guidelines and submission forms can be found here.

The Awards will be presented at the FOCAL International Awards Ceremony, in association with AP Archive, on 26 May 2016, at the Lancaster London Hotel.

www.focalint.org/focal-international-awards

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