LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Post Alliance (www.hpaawards.net) has added a new craft award category for independent feature films to its 2012 HPA Awards. The category will include three separate awards recognizing color grading, sound and editing, and will honor post pros who work on independent feature films.
The HPA Awards were established in 2006 and recognize outstanding achievement in color grading, editing, sound and compositing. Entries in this new indie category are encouraged, and the organization hopes that the category will take hold and become an important part of the Awards program in years to come.
In addition to the craft categories, there are several special awards being presented at the HPA Awards. They include the Engineering Excellence Award, sponsored by NAB Show; the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production; the Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Charles S. Swartz Award, which recognizes broad and lasting contributions to the industry.
Entries in the Independent Feature Film categories should be submitted by August 10, 2012. To be eligible, entries must have been accepted into and premiered at a film festival between September 7, 2011 and September 10, 2012, and must not have executed a distribution contract prior to being accepted at its premier film festival.