2017 Awards Schedule

Period of Eligibility for Entries
Submission Period – Engineering Excellence
Submission Period – Creativity & Innovation Category
Submission Period – Creative Categories
“Early Bird” Entry Deadline
“Intent to Enter” Petition for Deadline
Engineering Presentations and Judging
Creativity and Innovation Presentations and Jury
Creative Judging Panels
Nominations Announced
Awards Event
Sept. 7, 2016 – Sept. 5, 2017
April 21, 2017 – May 26, 2017
April 21, 2017 – May 26, 2017
May 15, 2017 – July 10, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
June or July 2017
June or July 2017
August 2017
November 16, 2017


To promote creative artistry in the field of post production, and recognize the achievement of talent, innovation and engineering excellence in the larger professional media content industry. The first annual HPA Awards were held in November, 2006.

Show Date

November 16, 2017
7:00 pm Check-in and Pre-show reception
8:00 pm Awards Show
Cocktail party immediately following the show in the Haas Pavilion.
Cocktail attire suggested.

Show Location

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Awards Given

Creative Categories include Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. Special Awards may also be presented, including Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation, Charles S. Swartz Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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