FOCAL AWARDS WINNERS 2021

Full details of all the winners are available by clicking on the main Category Award Title below.

Production Category:

Best Use of Footage in an Arts & Entertainment Production:

Kubrick by Kubrick – Temps Noir, Telemark (Winner)

Disclosure – Disclosure Film in association with Field of Vision and Bow & Arrow Entertainment for Netflix

To the Moon – Inland Films

Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content:

Nike ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ – STALKR LTD (Winner)

Athleta ‘Women Run It All’ – STALKR LTD

Spike Lee x Montblanc ‘What Moves You, Makes You’ – The Director’s Studio, Wieden and Kennedy Amsterdam, Smuggler

Playstation ‘Explorers’ – The Director Studio, Adam and Eve, Somesuch

Bumble ‘First Moves Forever’ – STALKR LTD

Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature:

MLK/FBI – Field Of Vision, Play Action Pictures, Cinetic (Winner)

Crip Camp – A Higher Ground and Rusted Spoke Production in association with Little Punk, JustFilms, Ford Foundation for Netflix

Finding Jack Charlton – Noah Media Group

Ronnie’s – Orofena Films, Goldfinch Entertainment

To the Moon – Inland Films

Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production:

American Murder: The Family Next Door – Knickerbockerglory (Winner)

Un pays qui se tient sage, ‘THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE’ – Le Bureau – Jour2fête

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty – 72 Films

Spaceship Earth – RadicalMedia

Room 2806 – The Accusation – Le Chaînon Manquant for CAPA Presse

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature:

Crip Camp – A Higher Ground and Rusted Spoke Production in association with Little Punk, JustFilms, Ford Foundation for Netflix (Winner)

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President – Not Just Peanuts LLC, Thunder Moccasin Pictures

MLK/FBI – Feild Of Vision, Play Action Pictures, Cinetic

Vie et Destin du Livre Noir, la destruction des juifs d’URSS (The Black Book) – Les Films du Poisson

Best Use of Footage in a History Production:

Once Upon a Time in Iraq – KEO films (Winner)

Gulag the Story – Kuiv productions

Baci Rubati (Stolen Kisses) – Istituto Luce Cinecittà

We At War – Private films from Hitler’s Germany – History Media GmbH

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production:

Ronnie’s – Orofena Films, Goldfinch Entertainment (Winner)

Long Hot Summers: The Story of the Style Council – Channel X and Mono Media for Sky Arts

The Story of Ready Steady Go! – Whizz Kid Entertainment, eOne, BMG

The Go-Go’s – Fine Point Films, Fadoo Productions for Sky Documentaries

Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production:

The Spiritual Exercises – The Documentary Group (Winner)

North Country – Stept Studios

Revelaciones (Revelations) – TardeoTemprano Films

Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production:

Finding Jack Charlton – Noah Media Group (Winner)

The Last Dance – A Mandalay Sports Media Production in Association with NBAEntertainment, ESPN Films and Netflix

When the World Watched Brazil 1970 – FIFA Films, Noah Media

Long Gone Summer – ESPN Films in association with Bonfire Films of America

Best Use of Footage on Innovative Platforms:

BBC Motion Graphics Archive – BBC and Ravensbourne University London (Winner)

HENRI Des films rares de la Cinémathèque française et d’ailleurs à voir en ligne (Rare films from the Cinémathèque française and abroad to watch online) – La Cinémathèque Française

Rewind – BBC Northern Ireland

Restoration & Preservation Category:

Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Project:

The Brilliant Biograph – Eye Filmmuseum (Winner)

Fellini Project – L’Immagine Ritrovata

Trichromie – L’Immagine Ritrovata

Best Archival Restoration and Preservation Title:

Ostatni Etap | The Last Stage – Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA) (Winner)

Shatranj-E Baad – L’Immagine Ritrovata

The Ladykillers – Silver Salt Restoration

Personnel Category:

The Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year:

James RM Hunt – Ronnie’s (Winner)

Manuel Heller – Afghanistan: The Wounded Land (Winner)

Helen Carr – The Story of Ready Steady Go!

Miriam Walsh and Mariam Koloyan – Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Brian Becker – MLK/FBI

Student Jury:

Student Jury Award for Most Inspiring Use of Footage:

Once Upon a Time in Iraq – KEO films (Winner)

Disclosure – Disclosure Film in association with Field of Vision and Bow & Arrow Entertainment for Netflix

American Murder: The Family Next Door – Knickerbockerglory

The Story of Ready Steady Go! – Whizz Kid Entertainment, eOne, BMG