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The FOCAL International Awards 2022 - Shortlisted Nominees

We are pleased to announce the Shortlisted Nominees for the production categories within the awards.

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

Tickets to attend the awards are available to purchase on the Events Page.

Restoration and Preservation Category:

Best Archive Restoration & Preservation Project or Title
Sponsored By: Prasad

L'Avventura | Cinematographique Lyre

Sambizanga | L'Immagine Ritrovata

Celestial's Shaw Brothers Collection Project | L'Immagine Ritrovata SRL

Personnel Category:

The Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year Award:
Sponsored By: Piemags

Adrian Wood for Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Rosemary Rotondi for ATTICA

Mridu Chandra and Lewanne Jones for CURED

Stephanie Jenkins for Muhammad Ali

Kate Griffiths for The Sparks Brothers

Production Category:

Best Use of Footage in an Arts & Entertainment Production:

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street | HBO Documentary Films, Screen Media, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Macrocosm Entertainment

Charlie Chaplin, the genius of liberty | Kuiv Production

Latin Noir | Anemon Productions, Point Du Joir - Les Films Du Balibari

Film, the Living Record of Our Memory | El Grifilm Productions, Filmoption International

Camera Tripod Bicycle | South Wind Blows


Best Use of Footage in Advertising or Branded Content:

Broadway League 'This Is Broadway' | STALKR, Lucky Generals

Sandy Hook 'The Kids Are Not Alright - Disappearing Act' | STALKR, BBDO NY

Google 'It Starts With Summer' | STALKR, Uncommon Creative Studio

HBO Max 'Celebrating Devoted Fans' | STALKR, BBDO NY


Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature:
Sponsored By: British Pathé

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) | Searchlight Pictures, Onyx, Hulu

Citizen Ashe | Rexpix Media, CNN Films, HBO Max, Dogwoof Pictures, Stick Figure Productions

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street | HBO Documentary Films, Screen Media, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Macrocosm Entertainment

Attica | Firelight Films, Showtime

Living Proof - A Climate Story | National Library of Scotland, Film Hub Scotland


Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production:
Sponsored By: FremantleMedia

Playing with Sharks | A Wildbear Entertainment Production, National Geographic, Screen NSW, Dogwoof, TDOG

Launch! On the Sea with Scotland's Lifeboats | A Kind of Seeing, Screen Argyll

Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 | Dog and Duck, NBC News Studios, Yard 44

The Return: Life After Isis | Alba Sotorra Productions, MetFilm, Sky

Bruno v Tyson | Workerbee


Best Use of Footage in a History Feature:
Sponsored By: Getty Images

Attica | Firelight Films, Showtime

Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 | Dog and Duck, NBC News Studios, Yard 44

Charlie Chaplin, the genius of liberty | Kuiv Production

9/11: One Day in America: Told in Full | 72 Films


Best Use of Footage in a History Production:
Sponsored By: Screenocean

Lotte Eisner - A Place, Nowhere | Ilona Grundmann Filmproduction, Acqua Alta

Colonia Dignidad: Eine deutsche Sekte in Chile [Colonia Dignidad: A Sinister Sect] | LOOKSfilm, Netflix, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Südwestrundfunk (SWR), ARTE

Antoine The Fortunate | Anemon Productions, Les Films Du Balibari, EPO-Film

Cinecittà, de Mussolini à la Dolce vita - Cinecittà, making of History | Temps Noir, Palomar, Cinecittà-Luce

Σε γνωρίζω από την όψη (By the light of thine eyes) | Committee Greece 2021, Animasyros


Best Use of Footage in a Music Production:

The Sparks Brothers | Complete Fiction Pictures Limited

Blitzed: The 80s Blitz Kids Story | Get Blitzed Ltd.

King Rocker | Krocker Film Ltd

Lindisfarne's Geordie Genius: The Alan Hull Story | Daisybeck Studios


Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production:

We Were There to Be There | Field of Vision

The Silent Pulse of the Universe | Breakwater Studios

Lost Connections | Yorkshire Film Archive


Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production:
Sponsored By: ITV Archive

Citizen Ashe | Rexpix Media, CNN Films, HBO Max, Dogwoof Pictures, Stick Figure Productions

Muhammad Ali | Florentine Films

SEVE; Artist, Fighter, Legend | Zig Zag Productions

Dettori | Trombone Productions

Queen of Speed | Sky Studios, Drum Studios