The Focal International Awards 2012 for the best use of archive footage material is now open for nominations.
The awards, which span a variety of genres, also recognise the researchers, technicians and producers that access and maintain archive footage.
Focal International general manager Julie Lewis said: “The awards offer the chance to raise entrants’ profiles amongst the biggest names in the business around the world and to shine a spotlight on the great work being done, both on screen and behind the scenes.”
The categories include:
- Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production
- Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment or Drama Production
- Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production
- Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production featuring Music
- Best Use of Sports Footage
- Best Use of Footage in a Short Production
- Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage
- Best Use of Footage on 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 Library Employee of the Year
- Footage Library of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
The deadline for entries is 1 December 2011 with the awards ceremony to take place on 2 May 2012 at the Lancaster Hotel in London.
Details of each category and advice for entrants can be found at: http://www.focalint.org/