Lost Connections – FOCAL International Awards 2022
Our archive short has won a FOCAL International Award

Lost Connections - our archive-based short film is a FOCAL International Awards 2022 Winner

We’re delighted to announce that Lost Connections has won this year's FOCAL International Award for Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production.

The result of a unique collaboration between 12 of the UK’s Regional and National Film Archives, Lost Connections is a short film about our extraordinary collective experience since March 2020, told using the experiences of the past. Drawing on footage from over 200 films held in archives across the UK, Lost Connections presents a compelling story that explores loss, isolation, community, the joy of renewal and hope for the future.

It was produced by Yorkshire Film Archive and supported with National Lottery funding through the BFI FAN UK-wide Screen Heritage programme Changing Times as part of its New Directions season.

Editor and filmmaker at Yorkshire Film Archive Andy Burns worked with artist and performer Hussina Raja to craft a narration connecting the past with the present and interrogating the film’s central question: Can we always be connected?

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UK film exhibitors can screen Lost Connections in-venues and online for free. For more information on the film, the story of its production and to enquire about a screening, visit ourLost Connections landing page.

This year, Changing Times interrogates the unexplored and unexpected as part of its CURIOUS season. Archive film projects taking place between June 2022 - October 2022 which look beneath the surface and unearth new stories about our communities, can apply for support up to £10,000. Applications close on 19 August 2022. For more information on how to apply for National Lottery funding through the Changing Times programme, visit our CURIOUS page.

Lost Connections was supported by Film Hub North on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network (through National Lottery funding) and produced by the Yorkshire Film Archive.

For more information on how we can help your next project, contact our team or visit our Exhibition Funding landing page.