New HPA Award for Independent Filmmakers
The Hollywood Post Alliance announced a new craft award category for independent feature films at the 2012 HPA Awards. This category is designed to recognize postproduction professionals who work on independent feature films, and it will include three separate awards recognizing color grading, sound and editing.
“Our vision for the HPA awards has always been about celebrating the high degree of creativity and craft throughout our entire industry,” said Leon Silverman president of the Hollywood Post Alliance. “Creating a category specifically focused on the artistic, creative and technical excellence of independent films and filmmakers is a way to ensure that the important work being done within this community could be recognized and honored.”
The HPA Awards honor the efforts of postproduction experts, artists and companies at work in the dynamic and crucial postproduction arena. The awards encompass craft categories, including outstanding color grading using a DI process for feature film; outstanding color grading for television and commercials, and outstanding editing, sound and compositing for feature film, television and commercials.
In addition to the craft categories, several special awards are bestowed, including the engineering excellence award sponsored by NAB Show, the HPA Judges award for creativity and innovation in postproduction, the lifetime achievement award and the Charles S. Swartz award, which recognizes broad and lasting contributions to the industry.