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Jane Mercer Footage Training Bursary
FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit making, professional trade association, providing excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals and giving users easy access to over 300 members worldwide. It represents commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry. Every year the association organizes the FOCAL International Awards, an event that awards audiovisual productions with the best use of footage.
The Jane Mercer Footage Training Bursary: For professionals in the AV footage or archive industries seeking academic or vocational training: June 30, 2012.
FOCAL International has established, in memory of Jane Mercer, a bursary which is intended to provide assistance to those wishing to further their professional development in the audio-visual footage industry.
The bursary is aimed at those individuals who are either intending to develop a career in the audio visual footage industry or who are currently working in the industry. These include, but not exclusively, film/photograph archives, film/photograph libraries, research (film/photographs), film laboratories, facility houses, broadcasters and production companies. Its purpose is to provide financial support (although assistance in kind is also offered) in order to assist an individual to pursue a chosen area of academic or vocational development in the relevant industries and to highlight FOCAL International’s role in, and commitment to, training. Applicants will have to demonstrate that their chosen development programme has a direct association with audio visual footage or archives.
An individual bursary will provide up to £1000 to assist in meeting training needs.
Assistance in kind, such as a FOCAL International Footage Training Week placement or attendance at a FOCAL International organised seminar, may also be considered.
Jane Mercer Footage Training Bursary Pentax House
South Hill Avenue, South Harrow
HA2 0DU London back