Winners! Dragon pick up the Best Archive Restoration gong at the Focal International Awards 2017
May 30th 2017 – Dragon have once again been celebrating this week after picking up a gong at the prestigious Focal International Awards. Together with the BFI and Photoplay, the company earned the Best Archive Restoration trophy for its work on Napoleon. The classic tinted and toned film was finally fully restored at the end of 2016, the 50-year project culminating in a theatrical release and DVD and Blu-ray dual format release. The awards recognise excellence in archive and restoration work and is a sign of the efforts put into the release.
The BFI’s creative director Heather Stewart said: “This Award is testament to the generations of staff at the BFI who have been involved in the restoration of this landmark film; to Kevin Brownlow who has championed it indefatigably and to Carl Davis who provided the amazing score. We are delighted to see all the hard work that went into this achievement being recognised by Focal.”
Paul Wright, MD and Technical director at Dragon, added: “”To have worked on the restoration of a project as prestigious as Napoleon was already such an honour but to now have the accolade of having won the Focal International Award for Best Archive Restoration on top really is a career highlight and such a thrill for us all at Dragon.” Next stop for Napoleon – the BASE Awards, where it has a chance of picking up another gong…
Congratulations to all involved!