FOCAL International Awards 2018 submissions now open

FOCAL International press release – 25 October 2017.

The fifteenth FOCAL International Awards are underway with the opening of our new submissions entry site, powered by BAFTA Nucleus.

Archives are the FutureLord David Puttnam, FOCAL Patron

Footage is essential. From user generated content to historic film, it documents our past and current worlds. As the only awards competition of its kind, the FOCAL International awards, with its varied categories, pay tribute to the understanding, entertainment and often overlooked histories that footage brings to our screens.

Fifteen years, and thousands of incredible submissions later, we expect our 2018 competition to be stronger and more valuable than ever.

[The FOCAL Awards are] a focal point that draws the attention of those most interested in evolving the art, the industry and the value of the work to buyers and are involved in raising the bar of the industry and profession.

– Rudy Gaskins, CEO Society of Voice Arts & Sciences

From the finest Restorations to Library of the Year

Whether you’d like to nominate the work of a brilliant Archive Producer or enter a project into one of our eleven production categories, the FOCAL International Awards highlight the powerful and effective use of archive and footage in the creative industries.

Find out more on our new awards entry site.

Be a Juror 

Our awards simply wouldn’t exist without our global team of jurors who lend us their invaluable time and expertise. If you are an industry professional, we’d love to welcome you to join the juries so you too can benefit from viewing and considering some of the very best screen projects submitted to the awards.

Read more about what being a juror involves, and email Madeline Bates if you’re interested in taking part.

More about the FOCAL International Awards

Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in all variety of genre including documentary, feature films and any other form of production or across all media platforms over the last year can submit their work for consideration.

We also honour the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource with Awards on the night for best archive researcher, library and restoration work.

Since their inception in 2004, the FOCAL International Awards have recognised and championed the values of creativity, integrity and sustainability in screen culture. These awards are now, without doubt, the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business in the world today.

Find out more.

Thursday 14 June, Troxy London

For our fifteenth birthday, FOCAL International are delighted to be hosting our inimitable ceremony at the Troxy – an iconic heritage listed Art Deco venue that was once England’s largest cinema.

Find out more about Troxy.