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Shortlisted Nominees for the 2024 FOCAL Awards

Full details can be found by selecting the 'Category Title' from the list below.

The 2024 Awards gala evening will be held on June 20th at the Church House Westminster, London, hosted by Lucy Porter.

Personnel Categories:

Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year Award:
Sponsored by: The Associated Press
Helen R. Russell | Bill Russell: Legend
Jackie Clary | Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
Kyle Gibbon | The Stones and Brian Jones
Molly Rokosz | The Pidgeon Tunnel
Stephen Maier | Stasi FC

Footage Person of the Year:
Sponsored by:
Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services
Brian Sargent | Fox Archives
Lucy Francis | BBC Studios
Stephanie Molloy | Getty Images
Yannis Dubois | Le Chaînon Manquant

Company of the Year:
Sponsored by: CNN Collection

Getty Images
Kinolibrary
Prasad Corp

Restoration and Preservation Category:

Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project or Title:
Sponsored by
Prime Focus Technologies
Dance Craze | R3store Studios Ltd
LA GRANDE PASSION | TransPerfect Media France / CNC
The Complete and Utter History of Britain | R3store Studios Lt
Unser Dorf (The Village) | Cinémathèque Suisse

Production Categories:

Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content:
With Thanks to: All3Media
BoyleSports Rain (English Language Version) | Collective Studios / Hazel May / STALKR
Tide "You're Gonna Need More Tide" | STALKR / Saatchi & Saatchi
The New York Times: More of life brought to life | New York Times / Droga5 / Bonaparte / Kurator

Best Use of Footage in an Arts & Entertainment Production:
Sponsored by: Reelin' in the Years Productions
Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project | Rada Studio / Confluential Films / Cinetic Media / HBO Documentary Films
Mad About the Boy: The Noel Coward Story | Fragile Films / Unigram / AI Films / BBC Films / BBC Arts / Altitude Distribution / Warner Music
Mary Pickford, a blessing and a curse | Wichita Films / Kali Pictures
Obsessed with Light | Between the Rivers Productions / ARTE / ZDF / YUZU Productions
Still: A Michael J. Fox Story | Apple Original Films / Concordia Studio

Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature:
Sponsored by
British Pathé
Amor | RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana / STEFILM / ERA Film
Still: A Michael J. Fox Story | Apple Original Films / Concordia Studio
The Eichmann Trial | Banality, LLC
Time Bomb Y2K | HBO
WHAM! | Ventureland / Library Films / Nemperor

Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production:
Sponsored by Orchard Clips
Loch Ness They Created A Monster | Indelible Telly / Hopscotch Films
Meeting Zelenskyy | STILLKING 23 / Spring Films / Boat Rocker / Illuminated / Organisation of Ukrainian Producers
UKRAINIAN STORYBOX - Voices of War | LOOKSfilm / Yard44 / One Planet / MMDPRO

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature:
Sponsored by FOX Archives
La Shoah des ghettos (Ghettos in the Holocaust) | Pernel Media
Obsessed with Light | Between the Rivers Productions / ARTE / ZDF / YUZU Productions
Stasi FC | Corso Films / Fruitmarket / Phiphen Pictures / Embankment Films
The Eichmann Trial | Banality, LLC
U-96, la véritable histoire de «DAS BOOT» / U-96, THE TRUE STORY OF ‘DAS BOOT’ | Nocturnes Productions / Girelle Production / ECPAD / Phish Communications

Best Use of Footage in a History Production:
Sponsored by Screenocean
1942 | Agat Films / ARTE France
Henry Ford, l'inventeur du siècle américain (The dark side of citizen Ford) | Pernel Media
JFK: One day in America | 72 Films
Out of Control. Reports on the Atomic Bomb | ArsVideo Producciones
Résistances | KUIV

Best Use of Footage on Innovative Platforms:
Sponsored by
Ark by Komi
Black History in 2 Minutes (or so) - "The Origins of Black Basketball" | McGee Media / Hidden Empire
LEVI’S 501 EXPERIENCE - SAN FRANCISCO | My Accomplice / Hazel May
Mei Lanfang's Artistic Impact Abroad 梅兰芳的中国文化走出去 | Shanghai Audiovisual Archives of Shanghai Media Group
The Rolling Stones Chronicles | BBC Studios

Best Use of Footage in a Music Production:
Sponsored by Getty Images

American Experience: The War on Disco | Lone Wolf Media / WGBH
Robbie Williams | Ridley Scott Associates / Netflix UK
The Stones and Brian Jones | Lafayette Film
They All Came Out To Montreux | BMG Films / Beyond TNC / Orofena Films / The Claude Nobs Foundation
WHAM! | Ventureland / Library Films / Nemperor

Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production:
Sponsored by Shutterstock
Incident | Hypnotic Pictures / Invisible Institute
Nature Matters | Yorkshire and North East Film Archives
Now and Then, The Last Beatles Song | Orofena Films / Apple Corps / Universal Music
The Rolling Stones Chronicles | BBC Studios

Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production:
Bill Russell: Legend | High Five Productions, LLC
HATTON | NOAH MEDIA GROUP / SKY
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough | Pitch International
Race to the Summit | Pitch International
Stephen Curry: Underrated | Apple Original Films / A24 / Unanimous Media / Proximity Media

Student Jury Award for Most Inspiring Use of Footage:
Sponsored by: Sky Clip Sales
American Experience: The War on Disco | Lone Wolf Media / WGBH
Loch Ness They Created A Monster | Indelible Telly / Hopscotch Films
Mary Pickford, a blessing and a curse | Wichita Films / Kali Pictures
Time Bomb Y2K | HBO