Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production 2019

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

The Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production award is kindly sponsored by Fremantle.


The public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an uncompromising celebration of African-American culture and politics—giving voices that had few other options for national exposure an improbable place to call home. With a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures this influential cultural moment in television history.

Production Company: Shoes In The Bed Productions, LLC
Archive Researchers: Wyatt Stone
Director: Melissa Haizlip
Producers: Melissa Haizlip
Archival Sources Include: ABC, AP, British Pathé, Getty, Reelin’ in the Years

Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like A Dame offers a unique perspective on 70 years of theatre, film and TV by blending archive with revealing and heartfelt  testimony from four of the UK’s greatest living actresses. 

Production Company: Field Day Productions, BBC Two Arena
Archive Researchers: Andrew Wright
Director: Roger Michell
Producer: Sally Angel, Karen Steyn & Anthony Wall
Archival Sources include: Getty Images/BBC Motion Gallery/ITN Source, Yorkshire Film Archive, AP Archive, British Ceremonial Arts, MACE (Media Archive for Central England)

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

A funny and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians this intimate film shows Robin William’s extraordinary life and reveals what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind. Told largely by Robin himself with a wealth of never-before-seen footage and informed by in-depth interviews with his closest friends.

Production Company: A Jigsaw Productions
Archive Researcher: Bethany Dettmore & Tess Ranahan
Director: Marina Zenovich
Producers: Alex Gibney & Shirel Kozak
Archival Sources include: Broadcast Film Critics Association, Tahoe Institute, Robin Williams Trust, Sonya Sones, Disney

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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