HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories

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11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color

HPA Awards Creative Categories

This is our opportunity to shine a light on the talent and effort that goes into bringing stories to life and to the individuals who play such important roles in making it all happen

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.

The HPA Awards promote the achievement of talent, innovation and engineering excellence in the larger professional media content industry. The 11th annual gala awards presentation will be held on the evening of November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

The HPA Awards now 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 Editing - Television
Outstanding Editing - Commercial
Outstanding Sound - Feature Film
Outstanding Sound - Television
Outstanding Sound - Commercial
Outstanding Visual Effects - Feature Film
Outstanding Visual Effects - Television
Outstanding Visual Effects - Commercial

Entries for the Creative Categories will be accepted between May 16 and July 8, 2016, and Early Bird Entries (reduced entry fee for the Creative Categories) will be taken through June 10, 2016. To be considered eligible, work must have debuted domestically and/or internationally during the eligibility period, September 9, 2015 through September 6, 2016. Entrants do not need to be members of the Hollywood Professional Association or working in the U.S.

As announced previously, the Call for Entries remains open for the following special award categories:
Engineering Excellence Award
HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
These awards will also be bestowed at the November gala. The May 20, 2016 deadline is approaching for entries in these special competitive categories.

Additional honors, including the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced later this year.

Seth Hallen, President of the HPA and a founding member of the HPA Awards Committee, commented, "Over the past 10 years, the HPA Awards have grown to become one of the most important venues of recognition for creative talent in our industry. Considered a standard-bearer, these awards are uniquely meaningful to the winners and nominees since the judging panels are made up of their peers. I heartily encourage individuals and companies that worked on all of the amazing projects from the past year to enter the HPA Awards creative categories. This is our opportunity to shine a light on the talent and effort that goes into bringing stories to life and to the individuals who play such important roles in making it all happen. We look forward to another very special event on November 17th."

For a list of the previous years' winners, click here.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information for the Creative Categories and all of the HPA Awards are available at: http://www.hpaawards.net.

The HPA Awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of Title Sponsor Blackmagic Design; Foundation Members Avid, Co3, Deluxe, Dolby. EFILM, Encore; and Gold Sponsor Sohonet. For sponsorship or program advertising opportunities, contact Mary Vinton or Jeff Victor by visiting HPA Awards website at http://www.hpaawards.net or calling 213.614.0860. Opening of ticket sales will be announced shortly.

About the Hollywood Professional Association®
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide creativity, expertise, support, tools and the global infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through its partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at http://www.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA® Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness and recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry, and build involvement in the Hollywood Professional Association® The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at http://www.hpaonline.com.

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