Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content 2019

Here are the nominees for our Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content. We look forward to announcing this year’s winners at the Awards Ceremony on June 20th.

The Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production award is kindly sponsored by Vimeo

Genderquake Season Trailer

“Should any of us be defined by our bits in the first place?” So asks the trailer for Channel 4’s Genderquake Season as it neatly and humorously encapsulates the history of outdated gender stereotypes turned on their head by contemporary examples of gender fluidity.

Production Company: The Director Studio, 4creative
Archive Researchers: Jody Winterbottom
Director: 4creative
Producers: Luke Fraser, Paige Bentley
Archival Sources Include: Independent filmmakers, AP Archive, Kino Library, Getty, Framepool

Google ‘Year in Search

From epic headlines to everyday moments, Google: A Year in Search deftly curates content from news, social media, studio films and more to illustrate all the various in which people continued to search for “good” throughout 2018. Attracting more than 112 million views in its first month of release.

Production Company: STALKR
Archive Researchers: Niko Savich, Craig Phillips, Matt Gee, Cole Hooper, Alexandra Duxbury
Director: Tom Dunlap
Producer: George Alvarez
Archival Sources Include: Independent Filmmakers; Various Sports Federations; Various News Organizations; Various Viral Video Sources; Getty; and others

WWF ‘Fight For Your World

A striking campaign that features swiftly edited footage and circumspect narration. WWF Fight For Your World is an inspiring call to arms for collective action against climate breakdown.

Production Company: The Director Studio, Passion Pictures/Strange Beast
Archive Researcher: Jody Winterbottom
Director: Encyclopedia Pictura
Producers: itty Turley
Archival Sources include: Independent filmmakers, Nature Footage, Getty. Film Supply, Pond5

Join us at the Awards Ceremony

The 2019 edition of the FOCAL Awards will celebrate all of the above nominations and more on June 20th 2019 at the Troxy in London. We’ll also be presenting filmmaker Julien Temple with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Whether you’re a nominee, an industry professional or just someone who loves archival film, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating this year’s achievements.
Early bird tickets are available until May 12th, and tickets include welcome drinks, a stylish 3 course meal, post-ceremony drinks and plenty of networking opportunities with nominees, curators, researchers and other industry professionals. We hope to see you there!

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