The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation.
Park Road Post is a previous winner of the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Last year, Weta took the HPA’s Outstanding VFX award for its work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The HPA Engineering Excellence Award spotlights companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop important technologies that enable capability and creativity in content production, finishing, distribution and archive. Submissions may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries.
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, workflow, technical development, hardware or software toolset, or a creative approach that is not eligible for consideration in other HPA Award categories.
Leon Silverman, President of the HPA, noted, “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. These special awards recognize the role that technology, engineering and workflow increasingly play in our industry.”
Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on 12 November. Entries for both awards will close 22 May.
Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available here. Entrants for both the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation will be invited to present at a special HPA judging event in June. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit HPA Awards.