May 25, 2022

2022 FOCAL Awards reveals nominees shortlist

The FOCAL International Awards, which celebrate the best use of archival footage in creative and cultural industries, released the shortlisted nominees this week for its production categories.

Now in its 19th year, the ceremony acknowledges the best examples of archive restoration and preservation practice, as well as the people and companies in the industry. This year’s edition will be held in London on June 23, hosted by actor, writer and producer Sally Phillips.

Below are the nominees for FOCAL’s production categories:

Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature
Attica (pictured) (Firelight Films, Showtime)
Citizen Ashe (Rexpix Media, CNN Films, HBO Max, Dogwoof Pictures, Stick Figure Productions)
Living Proof – A Climate Story (National Library of Scotland, Film Hub Scotland)
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (HBO Documentary Films, Screen Media, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Macrocosm Entertainment)
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx, Hulu)

Best Use of Footage in a History Feature
Attica (Firelight Films, Showtime)
Charlie Chaplin, The Genius of Liberty (Kuiv Production)
Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11
(Dog and Duck, NBC News Studios, Yard 44)
9/11: One Day in America: Told in Full
(72 Films)

The Jane Mercer Researcher of the Year Award
Rosemary Rotondi, Attica
Mridu Chandra & Lewanne Jones, Cured
Adrian Wood, Film, the Living Record of Our Memory
Stephanie Jenkins, Muhammad Ali
Kate Griffiths, The Sparks Brothers

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