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Championing the Global Archive Community

Our Aims:

  • Celebrate and champion the use of archival footage across all forms of creative media platforms.
  • Ensure and highlight good business practice in the research, licensing, copyright clearance and use of footage, stills and audio in all forms of media production through education, workshops and information-sharing.
  • Build activates to engage with and support the wider media industries and our community of members.
  • Support our members and provide a platform to promote their business and interests
  • Update on copyright and legal issues affecting our industry through the advocacy work FOCAL undertakes on behalf of its members
  • FOCAL International Awards, the association's flagship event, is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of archive footage in the creative industries as well as the work and contributions of many of its talented members.

Our Members:

FOCAL International members are made up of over 250 global companies and individuals:

Footage & Content Companies
Libraries selling and licensing footage, stills and audio material for use all forms of media production.

Skills & Services Companies
Facilities providing technical support e.g. post production, restoration, digital asset management.

Skills & Services Individuals
Footage researchers, archive producers and media consultants, copyright experts other other industry professionals.

FOCAL International Committees

FOCAL International Committees seek to implement the objectives of the organisation. All such work is carried out on a voluntary basis.

If you would like to contact any Committee Member please email: [email protected]