The FOCAL International Awards, now in their 18th year, champions creativity, integrity and sustainability in screen culture. It endeavours to recognise the exceptional work of archive researchers as well as accomplishments in film and television restoration work.
We are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees in the following categories:
- The Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year
- Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Project
- Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Title
- Student Jury Award for Most Inspiring Use of Archive
You can still view the Shortlisted Nominees in the Production Categories on the FOCAL International website.
The 2021 competition received a wide variety of
submissions making it an undeniably rich and diverse contest, a challenge but rewarding deliberation process for our dedicated jurors across the globe; a testament to the continuing and growing power of archival storytelling.
Impressive usage and previously unseen footage across a broad range of productions from Cinematic Features to Advertising & Branded Content can be discovered in our Production Categories of nominees for this year’s FOCAL International Awards.
We would like to thank everyone who entered their work;
the quality of the 2021 Production submissions has been exceptional.
A special thank you for the hard work and dedication of our international jury who volunteered their time to review and deliberate on all submissions.
Jo Caulfield to Host the 18th FOCAL International Awards
Jo Caulfield, stand-up comedian, host, and comedy writer, has worked on some of the biggest shows, and with major names in British comedy.
More information on Jo is available on The FOCAL International Website focalint.org/awards