Awards

SMPTE Awards Gala a Global Virtual Event

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 11:25 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, will honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders at the SMPTE Awards Gala, a virtual event taking place across two ceremonies on November 30 and December 1. Registration is free for this year's event, which will feature a unique social reception and a program schedule that makes it easy to engage and celebrate with friends and colleagues around the globe.

Young Animator of the Year UK Award Winners Named

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:07 -- Nick Dager

The winners of this year’s Young Animator of the Year UK award have been announced by Access:VFX, the ScreenSkills Animation Fund and #Dami. Through its awards program, YAY UK aims to provide aspiring animators from a range of backgrounds with access to and advice from professionals and studios in the animation, games and visual effects industry. The winning work will premiere at the Manchester Animation Festival, which runs November 14-19.

Darcy Antonellis to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

Veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receive the Hollywood Professional Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala celebration at the Hollywood Legion on November 18. The Lifetime Achievement Award, given only at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee, honors the recipient’s dedication to the advancement of the industry. The awards ceremony returns to an in-person event this year. Antonellis serves on the boards of Cinemark Holdings and Xperi Corporation.

Arri SkyPanel LED Softlights to Receive Emmy

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:24 -- Nick Dager

The Television Academy has honored Arri for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its Arri SkyPanel family of LED softlights. The Engineering Emmys are presented to individuals, companies, or organizations for engineering developments that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the recording, transmission, or reception of television.

HPA Announces Creative Awards Nominees

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the 2021 HPA Awards creative categories. The awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. Returning to an in–person event this year, the winners of the creative category honors will be presented in a live gala November 18 at the historic Hollywood Legion Theater. In keeping with health and safety protocols, the HPA Awards gala will require proof of vaccination to attend.

Documentary Filmmaker R.J. Cutler to Receive Pennebaker Award

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:06 -- Nick Dager

The Pennebaker Award will be presented to documentarian R.J. Cutler during the sixth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards gala November 14 at the BRIC Arts Media Center in Brooklyn, New York. The award is named for Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner, D A Pennebaker, who passed away in 2019. The award will be presented to Cutler by Pennebaker’s producing partner and wife, Chris Hegedus.

ASC Now Accepting Entries for its 36th Annual Awards

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:22 -- Nick Dager

The American Society of Cinematographers will hold its 36th Annual ASC Awards on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics, and documentaries. The annual ceremony will be held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood and live streamed worldwide.

SMPTE Honors Arri Image Science Engineer Harald Brendel

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has awarded Harald Brendel, Head of Center of Competence Image Science at Arri, with the Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Award. With this prize, which has been handed out since 1956, the industry association recognizes outstanding technical achievements in film production, post-production, and film distribution.

MPSE Accepting Entries for the Verna Fields Student Award

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors association is now accepting submissions for its annual Verna Fields Student Award honoring outstanding work by student sound editors. The award, which will be presented at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony on March 13, 2022, is open to students worldwide with the winner receiving a grant from MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund. The award named for legendary sound and picture editor Verna Fields, who won an Academy Award in 1976 for her work on Jaws.

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