2020 Archival Restoration & Preservation Categories

Entries for the 2020 FOCAL Awards have now CLOSED. If you have entered in this category please keep an eye on your e-mails for further information from us.

The FOCAL Awards celebrate three areas – production, restoration and preservation, and people. Our Restoration and Preservation Awards include: Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Project and Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Title.

Still from 2019’s ‘Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Title’ winner Pixote, restored through The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project

More about the Restoration and Preservation Awards

The FOCAL Archive Restoration and Preservation awards endeavour to recognise the archives and / or technical facilities that have restored and preserved archival moving image content, whether single or multiple connected titles, originating on film or video. The FOCAL Jury will take into account various considerations when assessing the works. Such considerations include:

  • The fidelity of the completed works to its original form and content of the source material
  • The technical achievements of the works including when the archive or technical facility has had to overcome challenging conditions to produce the works
  • Its suitability for restoration and the significance of it being restored and preserved for current and future audiences
  • What measures are being taken to sensitively preserve the original and restored materials

These above considerations are not exhaustive and the jury aim to consider each entry in their own right and context.

Full entry guidelines

Watch a trailer for Network Distribution’s restoration of Joe 90 – winner of 2019’s ‘Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project’ award.