Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project 2019

Here are the nominees for our Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project award. We look forward to announcing this year’s winners at the Awards Ceremony on June 20th.

The Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project award is kindly sponsored by Prasad Corp.

Joe 90

Following the success of Network Distributing Ltd’s restoration of Captain Scarlet, Gerry Anderson’s 1968 Supermarionation series Joe 90 was scanned from the original A+B negatives and digitally restored, addressing flickering, damage and stabilisation issues.

Institutions, partners and funders: Network Distributing Ltd, ITV

The Stucky Project

A selection of 15mm films shot by Giancarlo Stucky with Gaumont-Demenÿ’s ‘Chrono de Poche,’ the first amateur cinematograph, purchased by Stucky in 1900. The restoration process included chemical treatment to allow some of the films to be scanned safely. The digital restoration process was aimed to be least aggressive and respectful of the images.

Institutions, partners and funders: Cineteca di Bologna, Alvise Chiggiato’s estate, L’Immagine Ritrovata

The Zoo Gang

Previously only available in standard definition, the new restoration of The Zoo Gang has been carefully colour-graded and digitally restored, taking care to retain the original look. Imperfections such as density/colour flicker, damaged and torn frames and excessive destabilisation have been digital corrected. Network Distributing Ltd have released a Blu-Ray of the restoration through their website.

Institutions, partners and funders: Network Distributing Ltd, The Flying Spot

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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