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12/10/2016

Submissions For FOCAL International Awards 2017 Open

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Submissions for the FOCAL International Awards 2017 is now open.

The awards showcase the creative use of stock, library and archival footage by producers, directors and production companies worldwide, as well as contributions made to the global production community by archives, film libraries, researchers and technicians, and the work done to restore and preserve the assets.

The FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the 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 documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. There are also awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work.

The 2017 FOCAL International Award Categories are:

• Best Use of Footage in a History Production
• Best Use of Footage in a History Feature
• 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 about the Natural World
• Best Use of Footage on Other Platforms
• Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release
• Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project
• The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award
• Footage Employee of the Year
• Footage Library of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award.

The qualifying period is productions premiered in 2016 and entry is via the FOCAL website here.

The deadline for submissions is 1 December, 2016. However, any productions being premiered during December can make a late submission, by prior arrangement. The awards ceremony will be held on 25 May, 2017 in London.

In all the production title categories, the submission fee is £75. For other categories there is no fee.

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact FOCAL International, [email protected] or Tel: +44 (0) 20 3178 3535.

Full details and the submission entry forms can be found via the Focal International website.

www.focalint.org

(JP/LM)
VMI.TV Ltd

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