Prasad sponsors FOCAL’s ‘Best archive restoration and preservation project’

Focal Awards 2017

June 3, 2016

Proud sponsors of the annual FOCAL awards ‘Best archive restoration and preservation project’, The Prasad Corporation, which includes DFT, was delighted to support this annual, prestigious event.

The FOCAL International Awards, celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. These awards are, without doubt, the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business in the world today, with winners announced at a prestigious ceremony in London on May 25th 2017.

The category ‘Best archive restoration and preservation project’ was won by the International Olympic Committee for the project ‘1912-1992: 80 years of Olympic films restored’.

All Olympic Games since 1904 have, to varying degree, produced a moving image legacy. At the beginning this was limited to newsreel coverage and short films, but starting in the 1920s, world famous film directors were commissioned by the Organizing Committees to create full length documentaries about the Games. Since 1930 these films have been mandated by the IOC in its charter and from 1948-on the term "Official film" has been used to differentiate these films from others productions made at the Olympic Games. Together the Olympic films form a body of work that provides a unique audiovisual legacy of the Olympic Games.

The restoration was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee and restoration work carried out by Warner Bros MPI & Audio Mechanics, Burbank, under the management of Adrian Wood & Robert Jaquier.

The Prasad Corporation, of which DFT is a part, is an enthusiastic supporter of FOCAL International, and has worked alongside many of the world’s archive and restoration facilities over the past few years bringing their projects to fruition. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the awards, and thank you to FOCAL, for the support and recognition they have provided for our industry.

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