2020 Schedule and Key Dates

The winners at the FOCAL International Awards 2020 this year will be announced in the virtual programme scheduled to be streamed October 2020. Further information available shortly.

Production, Restoration and Preservation Awards

Entry Deadline24th February 2020
Production Shortlists Announced June 2020
Restoration Shortlists AnnouncedJune 2020

People Awards

Awards Open5th December 2019
Entry Deadline24th February 2020
Shortlists Announced (Person and Company Awards)July 2020
Shortlists Announced (Researcher Award)August 2020

Jury viewing and consideration for all FOCAL Awards will take place in April – July 2020.

Entry Fee:

For 2020, considering the economic challenges many producers and production companies are facing this year and as a gesture of appreciation for the work that you do, we have made the decision to maintain the early bird rate for the entire duration of the submission period until the closing deadline. This is to ensure that the Awards can remain as accessible and affordable to as many different genres of productions, preservation and restoration projects as possible. FOCAL International is a not-for-profit organisation and the Awards are a unique opportunity to recognise and support the industry.