Entries for the 2020 FOCAL International Awards have now CLOSED. The 2021 Awards will be opening for submissions November 2020, please kept an eye out for further information.
The FOCAL Awards celebrate three areas – production, restoration and preservation, and people. All our production categories celebrate the very best use of footage within the production, programme or project.
Our Production Categories celebrate the very bust uses of footage within productions, programmes and projects from short films to feature films, documentaries to innovative platforms.
Best Use of Footage in an Advertising & Branded ContentRead more
Best Use of Footage in Cinematic FeaturesRead more
Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World ProductionRead more
Best Use of Footage in History FeatureRead more
Best Use of Footage in a History ProductionRead more
Best Use of Footage on Innovative PlatformsRead more
Best Use of Footage in a Music ProductionRead more
Best Use of Footage in a Short FilmRead more
Best Use of Footage in a Sports FilmRead more
Restoration & Preservation
The 2020 Restoration and Preservation Categories champions the growing field of restoration, featuring well-known classics and under-seen or previously lost gems.
Best Archive Restoration & Preservation TitleRead more
Best Archive Restoration & Preservation ProjectRead more
Our 2020 Personnel Award Categories amplify the work of the individuals and companies who aid productions in finding the best possible archival footage. Includes our Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year award.