The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) announced that it is now accepting entries for two special HPA Awards – the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence in the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards, Nov. 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
The HPA Engineering Excellence Award spotlights companies and individuals that develop important technologies for content production, finishing, distribution and archiving. Submissions for this peer-judged award may include products or processes, and must represent a technological step forward.
The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, whether in the development of workflow and process to support creative storytelling and/or in technical innovation. Submissions for the award can include content such as a unique movie, TV program or commercial, a workflow, proprietary technical development, hardware or software toolset, or a creative approach that is not eligible for consideration in other HPA Award categories. A jury of industry experts determines the award’s winners.
“The HPA itself, especially as part of SMPTE, sits at the intersection of technology and content creation, bringing together the mutually vibrant creativity of both those who provide tools and those who use them,” said Leon Silverman, president of the HPA. “These special awards recognize the role that technology, engineering and workflow increasingly play in our industry.”
Entries for both the awards will be accepted until May 22.
“For 10 years, the HPA Awards have shined a light on the work that is done by so many individuals and organizations which help bring stories to life in bigger and more compelling ways than ever before,” Silverman added. “The announcement of these two special awards is the kick off to our awards season, and I am certain that these, and every category, will be full of inspiration and imagination.”
In addition to these special awards, the HPA Awards honor outstanding achievements in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects for feature film, television and commercials. The call for entries in these categories will be announced at an upcoming date.
For more information, visit www.hpaawards.net.