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Friday, 13 June 2014 17:16

Hollywood Post Alliance’s 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call for Entries

Written by  Gordon Meyer
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The Hollywood Post Alliance is now accepting entries for their 2014 Engineering Excellence Award, which is considered by many to be one of the most important technology honors in the post production industry.

The HPA Engineering Excellence Award honors inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. 

Valid offerings may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries as applied to real world post production demands. Any individual, group of individuals or entity offering a submitted entry to the post production industry at large can submit an entry for the Award.

In addition to the Engineering Excellence Award, the HPA Awards honor the post production categories of Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials, and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. 

The 2013 winners were DTS, Inc. for MDA, NVIDIA for NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA), Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry for FLIX, and Telestream for their 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available at: Submissions for the Engineering Excellence Award will be accepted May 16, 2014 through June 20, 2014. Entrants for the Engineering Excellence Award will be invited to present at a special HPA judging event in early August.

The Engineering Excellence Award will be presented at the 2014 HPA Awards on the evening of November 6, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information about the HPA Awards, visit

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