The Hollywood Post Alliance announced that several important deadlines are approaching for the 8th Annual HPA Awards. Early bird pricing, which will end June 14, provides reduced entry fees for creative categories. The creative categories cover feature film, television and commercials, and include outstanding color grading, editing and sound, as well as an expanded visual effects category, which replaces the compositing categories. Regular, non-discounted entry fees will apply for these categories from June 15 through the final creative category entry deadline of July 12.
In addition to the creative categories, there are two awards that draw attention to other areas of postproduction with upcoming deadlines: the engineering excellence award, which spotlights the companies and individuals that bring technical and creative ingenuity to the real world of postproduction, while raising the profile of breakthrough technologies within the industry; and The HPA judges award for creativity and innovation in postproduction, which recognizes companies and individuals that have made significant achievements and pushed the envelope forward in postproduction, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. Valid entries should demonstrate new approaches in tools, workflows or ideas from a technical, creative or efficiency perspective. Both engineering excellence and the creativity and innovation award are accepting submissions through June 21.
The period of eligibility for the HPA Awards Creative Categories 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.
The HPA Awards will take place November 7, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.