The 11th FOCAL International Awards, in association with AP Archive, are the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business in the world today. FOCAL celebrates the best use of footage material in all variety of genre, across all media platforms and also recognizes the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource. The 18 award categories are listed here. The qualifying period is any relevant production, project or work premiered in 2013.
The closing date for submissions is December 1.
FOCAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
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At the core of the fellowship are six engaging three-hour workshops at the Community Film Workshop, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin Films' world-class staff and associates. Each session will provide practical skill-enrichment designed to help incubate your next documentary project, as well as time to network and share experience with your cohort of participants.
Applicants should be filmmakers who have played a principal role in a completed production (producer, writer, director, editor, etc.) and have experience or work history that demonstrated their commitment to social issue documentary.
We will facilitate continued engagement throughout the six-month workshop program, and connect you to an expert community, new collaborators, and a wider network of funders and distributors. The program will culminate in exposure through a final public exhibition.
For more information, and to apply online, click here. The application deadline is December 13.
The Cinefamily - 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Great documentaries are made, not born, and the place where that happens is in the editing room. A good editor can save a documentary director's neck; a great one can make a director look like a genius. So, who are these saviors and alchemists and what special storytelling skills do they have that filmmakers can benefit from?
Join us for a lively and illuminating discussion with high caliber editors moderated by Emmy-nominated editor Lillian Benson, A.C.E. (Eyes on the Prize II, Bridging the Divide—Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race). Confirmed panelists: Johanna Demetrakas (Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Angels in the Dust), Maya Hawke (Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Cave of Forgotten Dreams), Yaffa Lerea (Project Runway, Ken Burns' Baseball), and Kim Roberts, A.C.E. (Inequality for All, Last Call at the Oasis).
Address: 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036