2016 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. 9, 2015 – Sept. 6, 2016
April 6, 2016 – May 20, 2016
April 6, 2016 – May 20, 2016
May 16, 2016 – July 8, 2016
June 10, 2016
July 8, 2016
June 2016
June 2016
August 2016
September 2016
November 17, 2016


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 17, 2016

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.


2016 Awards Sponsors

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2015 Awards Sponsors

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