The Hollywood Post Alliance announces the opening of the Call for Entries for the Eighth Annual HPA Awards, which will take place on the evening of November 7th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. Considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the post production industry.
The HPA Awards invite entries in the following competitive categories:
Outstanding Color Grading-Feature Film
Outstanding Color Grading-Television
Outstanding Color Grading-Commercial
Outstanding Editing-Feature Film
Outstanding Sound-Feature Film
Outstanding Visual Effects-Feature Film
Outstanding Visual Effects-Television
Outstanding Visual Effects-Commercial
Engineering Excellence Award
The period of eligibility for the HPA Awards is September 11, 2012 through September 3, 2013. To be considered eligible, work must have debuted domestically and or internationally during this period. Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the U.S. to submit work for consideration. Lists of previous years’ winners can be found by visiting www.hpaawards.net.
A notable difference in the 2013 competition is expansion in the visual effects categories, which have become more encompassing, focused on a broader section of the visual effects pipeline.
Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available at: www.hpaawards.net. Submissions for the creative categories will be accepted through July 12 and Early Bird Entries (reduced fee for the creative categories) will be accepted through June 14. Submissions for the Engineering Excellence Award and the Creativity and Innovation Award will be accepted through June 21, 2013. Entrants for the Engineering Excellence Award will be invited to present at a special HPA judging event in early August.