In May, dft and Prasad were proud to support customers and colleagues
at the 12th FOCAL International Awards at the London Lancaster Hotel.
Hosted by the Chief News Correspondent for the BBC, Katie Adie, the
awards recognised producers, directors and other creative media
professionals for excellence in the use of stock archival footage across
all genre and platforms of production.
It was great to see so many of our customers (including the BBC, Eye
Film, Prime Focus, Pinewood, ITN and Deluxe), at the event, especially
as a number of the projects completed using dft products had been
nominated for awards.
Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted for a category, and to all the winners.
Top Restoration/Preservation prizes went to Camera
Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection (Arrow Films / Deluxe
Restoration) and the horror classic Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
(Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung). Camera Obscura was
praised for the exemplary restoration, as well as the completed 5 disc
Blu-ray and DVD box set and book.
Soul Boys of the Western World, which tells the story
of iconic 80’s band Spandau Ballet, was justly shortlisted in two
categories but didn’t quite manage to pull a win. However, it did earn
Kate Griffiths the accolade of Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the
Year – a just reward for collating 450 hours of footage from over 70
sources, then clearing and licensing the chosen clips for the 100 minute
feature film plus 2 discs of ‘extras’ in the box set.
The evening ended with Sir Jeremy Isaacs giving fond
and worthy praise to this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Raye
Farr, recalling their days working together on the World at War series
through to her becoming Director of the Steven Spielberg Film and Video
Prasad and dft are proud to support FOCAL.
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