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2023 2020 Winners

Shortlist nominations announced

The FOCAL International Awards competition is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of archival footage and its contribution to the creative and cultural industries. We are delighted to announce this year’s shortlist in the Production and Restoration & Preservation categories.

The 2020 competition received a wide variety of submissions this year making it an undeniably rich and diverse contest making it a challenging and rewarding deliberation process for our dedicated jurors across the globe – testament to the continuing and growing power of archival storytelling. We would like to thank everyone who entered their work this year; the quality of the 2020 submissions has been unparalleled.

Impressive usage and previously unseen footage across a broad genre of productions from Cinematic Features to Innovative Platform can be discovered in our full list of nominees for this year’s FOCAL International Awards HERE.

The Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year, Footage Company of the Year and Student Jury Award for Most Inspiring use of Archive nominations will be announced later in July.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for all of us in the media industry, we wish everyone well and staying safe.