Awards 2019



20 June 2019 – THE TROXY, LONDON

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 or archival footage in all varieties of form, including through documentary or feature film productions, as well as any other form of production or across all media platforms during the calendar year of 2018 are invited to submit their work for consideration. The competition also recognises the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource with Awards on the night for best archive researcher, footage company and individual as well as accomplishments in film and television restoration work.

These awards are the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage industry in the world today. The 2019 competition is the 16th FOCAL International Awards.


Following the success of the 2018 Awards Gala, the FOCAL International Awards will be returning to the Grade II listed Art Deco venue. The Troxy is an iconic venue and by locating the organisation’s flagship event at this venue, FOCAL pay tribute to London’s rich cinema heritage. The Troxy is also the home to Europe’s largest Wurlitzer organ – a fine accompaniment to FOCAL’s unique awards ceremony.

The 2018 FOCAL International Awards Gala


Some of the 2018 FOCAL International Award winning productions

16 Production, Restoration/Preservation and Personnel Categories are open to consideration by an international jury drawn from the archive, footage and wider creative industries. 

All submissions to each award category, except the personnel categories, will be charged an entry. As a not-for-profit trade organisation, FOCAL charge an entry fee in order to cover the costs of delivering the competition and awards gala.

Further category and entry fee details can be found here.

The Production and Restoration/Preservation categories are now open for submissions. Enter the 2019 FOCAL International Awards here.

The Personnel categories will open for submissions on 4 December 2018.

Deadline for all submissions is 4 February 2019.

See more photos from the 2018 Awards Gala

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