Restoration & Preservation

FOCAL International Awards – Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

Whole Restoration projects, whether multiple or single title, will be considered and the best awarded accordingly. Restoration work of film or video tape will be considered.

The recipient of this award are the library / archive and / or technical facility which has restored and preserved archival moving image content, whether single or multiple connected titles, originating on film or video.

Supporting visual material is required. For example, illustration of restoration work in progress, and a copy of the complete restored work, which should include a fully authored BLURAY or DVD as produced for public viewing, or other medium where appropriate. The work should have been completed and made accessible or been published within the qualifying year (2017).

Works in progress should not be submitted but we encourage you to submit the completed project the following year.

 As part of your submission, you will be asked to include a statement that explains:

  1. The element(s) used for restoration, stating gauge and nature and specific problems associated with them e.g. damage, dispersal of elements and the complexity of reconstruction (a maximum of 100 words)
  2. Original and restored aspect ratio and format (a maximum of 100 words)
  3. When the highest quality version of the project/title was last available. How this current version differs from previous versions. For example, in completeness and improvement in quality (a maximum of 100 words)
  4. Where the work was carried out for each title, (including labs and facility houses). A breakdown of the location of the work where are multiple titles in an entry (a maximum of 100 words)
  5. The methodology that was used (a maximum of 100 words)
  6. The preservation elements that have been generated and where they will be stored (a maximum of 100 words)
  7. How and where the restoration has been presented and made available to the public (a maximum of 100 words)

Supporting visual material is required. There is a £75(plus VAT) submission fee for this category.

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