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2021 Archive

Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature

2021 Winner

MLK/FBI

Director:
Sam Pollard
Producer(s):
Phil Pinto, Jessica Luya, Kenneth Alexander Campbell
Footage Archive Researcher:
Brian Becker
Archival Sources:
Getty, NBC, Streamline, CBC, Warner Bros
Production Company:
Field Of Vision, Play Action Pictures, Cinetic
Country of Production:
United States

Synopsis

MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures including former FBI Director James Comey and directed by Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

Shortlisted

Finding Jack Charlton

Director:
Gabriel Clarke, Pete Thomas
Producer(s):
John McKenna, Torquil Jones, Drew Masters, Catherine Quantschnigg
Footage Archive Researcher:
Production Team
Archival Sources:
Private Owner - Craig Johnston, Private Owner - Frank Gillespie, North East Film Archive, BBC/Getty Archive
Production Company:
Noah Media Group
Country of Production:
United Kingdom, Ireland

Synopsis

FINDING JACK CHARLTON is the compelling, emotional and definitive portrait of a football life like no other. It is the story of an extraordinary man: an English World Cup winning legend, who became an Irish hero. Contemporary filming and interviews combine with unseen audio, visual and personal archive material to reveal the untold story of Jack’s life and career.

Ronnie's

Director:
Oliver Murray
Producer(s):
Kirsty Bell
Footage Archive Researcher:
James RM Hunt
Archival Sources:
BBC, Kino, Old Street Films, British Pathe, Getty
Production Company:
Orofena Films, Goldfinch Entertainment
Involved Partners:
United Kingdom, United States

Synopsis

nie's is the story of musician Ronnie Scott and his world famous jazz club. In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement jazz club in London’s Soho. As part of the burgeoning modern jazz movement, he and fellow saxophonist Pete King had dreamt of opening a club modelled on the swinging scene of New York’s 52nd Street. From its humble beginnings sixty years ago, Ronnie Scott’s would become the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene and one of the most famous music clubs in the world.

Ronnie Scott was beloved by many, from the great and famous who frequented his club, to the many hard up musicians who were often helped by his warmth and generous spirit. However, Ronnie was as complex and colourful as the music played on his stage. In private Ronnie battled with depression and when his untimely death occurred in 1996 it left the jazz community bereft of a respected and favourite leader.

Crip Camp

Director:
Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
Producer(s):
Sara Bolder
Footage Archive Researcher:
Rachel Antell, Jen Petrucelli
Archival Sources:
Peoples Video Theater, KRON via Bancroft Library, AP, ABC, NBC
Production Company:
A Higher Ground and Rusted Spoke Production in association with Little Punk, JustFilms, Ford Foundation for Netflix
Country of Production:
United States

Synopsis

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.

To the Moon

Director:
Tadhg O'Sullivan
Producer(s):
Clare Stronge
Footage Archive Researcher:
34 individual archive researchers
Archival Sources:
Lobster, BFI, IFI Archive, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, George Eastman Museum
Production Company:
Inland Films
Country of Production:
Ireland

Synopsis

Woven from archive, original cinematography, poetry and song, To the Moon steps lightly through our moonlit imagination. Structured as a lunar cycle, the film moves through tales of love, songs of longing, myths of madness, dreams of innocence and the nightmare of colonialism, building to a timely reminder of our fragility beneath the moon's mysterious eye. Exploring the universality and diversity of the moon as a symbol, the film draws on rare and diverse archival sources from all over the world, presenting international cinematic heritage as a window onto the collective nature of its subject.