Here are the nominees for our Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production. We look forward to announcing this year’s winners at the Awards Ceremony on June 20th.
The Best Use of Footage in a History Production award is kindly sponsored by Getty.
Hull’s Headscarf Heroes
The extraordinary story of a remarkable protest – led by a group of women from Hull’s fishing community. In 1968, after 58 of the community’s men had died at sea, the women of Hull rose up to campaign for a safer fishing industry, overcoming prejudice and violence. Their actions ultimately changed the law and saved countless lives.
Stories of a Nation (Histoires d’un Nation)
This gripping four-part series on immigration, blends stills and filmed and colourised archives spanning a century and a half with personal testimonies of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who came to France as refugees or immigrants. With personal testimony from anonymous and famous French citizens, it tells a lively history of France deeply relevant to today.
The Scientist, The Imposter and Stalin: How to Feed the People (Le savant, l’imposteur et Staline: Comment Nourrir le Peuple)
Nikolai Vavilov was a botanical genius who travelled the world, accumulating a vast wealth of biodiversity. Trofim Lyssenko was a talented agronomist who claimed he could increase crop-yields through his pseudo inventions. In the young Soviet Union plagued by famine, they attempted to solve the problem haunting the communist authorities: how to feed the people.
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!