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Call for Entries Opens for the HPA Awards

Excellence in Post Production Honored by the HPA for 5th Year

May 19, 2010

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the opening Call for Entries for the Fifth Annual HPA Awards.  The prestigious awards will be presented at a gala event in November in Los Angeles, California.  Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards have become a standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured.

The HPA Awards invite entries in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Color Grading using a
    digital intermediate process-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 Compositing-Feature Film
  • Outstanding Compositing-Television
  • Outstanding Compositing-Commercial

The period of eligibility is September 8, 2009 to September 7, 2010 and eligible work may have debuted domestically or internationally during this period.  Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the US to submit work for consideration.

In addition to the creative award categories, the HPA Awards recognize outstanding achievements in post-production by individuals, companies and in engineering. The coveted Engineering Excellence Award is bestowed upon an individual, company or process that advances post production technology.  Two discretionary awards are also given out; The Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production is awarded to a person, group, company or technology that has made a significant artistic, technological, business or educational impact on Post Production.   The Hollywood Post Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a post production professional for his or her service and commitment to the field of Post Production.

Nominees and winners are selected by judging panels that are drawn from professionals in production and post-production.  Entries for the Engineering Excellence Award will be invited to present to engineering award judges at a special HPA event that will be open to the post community. A Call for Judges will be announced soon for late summer judging sessions.  Nominees will be announced in the fall.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available at: Submissions for the creative categories will be accepted May 17, 2010 through July 30, 2010.  Submissions for the Engineering Excellence Award will be accepted May 17, 2010 through July 2, 2010. Early Bird Entry (reduced fee for the creative categories) applies until July 2, 2010.  

Exciting sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 HPA Awards show are now available, for information contact Eileen Kramer at 213-614-0860 or write to

About the Hollywood Post Alliance
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.