Awards 2020

Submissions for the 2020 FOCAL International Awards are now open! Enter by clicking this link

Submissions Close on February 7th 2020.

The FOCAL Awards celebrate the very best use of archival footage across the creative and cultural industries from cinematic features to the use of footage in live events. We also celebrate the best examples of archive restoration and preservation practice and the people and companies that make up the industry.

If you would like to enter a production, film, project or person, read more about categories via the links below or contact us with questions on awards@focalint.org. Eligible productions must have had a release or some kind of public distribution during the 2019 calendar year. For further information please read our entry guidelines.

READ MORE ABOUT THE 2020 Personnel Award Categories INCLUDES THE JANE MERCER RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR, FOOTAGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR AND FOOTAGE PERSON OF THE YEAR

Enter the 2020 FOCAL Awards here

Payment Information
As a not-for-profit trade organisation, we charge an entry fee to enable FOCAL to cover costs of delivering the competition and annual awards ceremony:

All Submissions to each Award production or restoration category will be charged a nominal entry fee of £65 (+ VAT).Please note that all entry fees are to be paid no later than February 7th 2020 in order to be put forward to the jury.

Entry to the Short Film Production category is £25 (+VAT).

We are also able to offer the following discounts for entering one submission to multiple categories. When entering one submission to two pr three categories, you will receive 10% off the total submission price. The discount will apply to both the early bird and standard l entry free price, whichever is relevant, at the time of submission.The same discount will also be applied when one organisation is submitting multiple titles/entries.

Any discounts will automatically applied to the invoice when submitting your entries.

See the 2020 Awards Schedule and Key Dates for Entrants