Senna Achieves Hat-Trick At Focal Awards

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Archive trade body FOCAL’s ninth annual International Awards in association with AP Archive took place in London on 2nd May.

The standout project at this year’s awards was Senna (Working Title/Universal Pictures - UK), winning two out of its three nominated categories, and also deemed worthy of a special award for its research team. Footage Library of the year went to British Pathe, beating off competition from AP Archive and Journeyman Pictures,

Sue Malden, Chair, FOCAL International, said, “This year’s entries were very special indeed. With more than 180 submissions from 18 countries the judges had a difficult task on their hands. The winners – from the UK, USA, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands - all demonstrated outstanding use of archive material, and highlighted the importance of preserving film in order to remind us of our collective history. We thank our sponsors, organisers and nominees for making this year’s event so inspiring and enjoyable.”

Focal (The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International) is a professional not-for-profit trade association formed in 1985. Its purpose is to facilitate the use of library footage, images, stills and audio in all forms of media production and promote the sales and marketing ambitions of its members. For more on Focal and its Award Winners go to its website.

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