OTHER

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Student Film

A properly completed entry form is required for all submissions. Incomplete submissions will result in the disqualification of that entry from the nominating process and will not be considered for Board Discretion.

Award Category Definition and Qualifications -

The MPSE will confer a Golden Reel Award on the student crew demonstrating exemplary sound editing for a student film in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Student Film. For this category sound editing is defined as the editing of the Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR, either English Language or Foreign Language. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of all of these disciplines for each eligible film.

This category is open to all original student projects, both English and Foreign language.

The winning student sound editors of the Verna Fields Student Award shall be awarded the Ethel Crutcher Scholarship. The MPSE Board of Directors shall determine the amount of the scholarship. In the event of a tie, multiple scholarships shall be awarded.

On submission application, a faculty member certify that students did all sound editorial work. No professional sound editing is permitted. Nor can professional Foley Artists be used on submitted student projects.

Period of Eligibility -

Project must have been completed during the eligible calendar year.

Trophies Awarded -

MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Sound Editors, Sound Designers, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists, Sound Editors, Dialogue Editors, ADR Editors, Music Editors and Scoring Editors.

Nomination Process

  1. There shall be no less than three (3), nor more than five (5) nominees in this category.
  2. In the event there are unique circumstances the Board of Directors is given the power to add more nominees.

OTHER

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Venue

A properly completed entry form is required for all submissions. Incomplete submissions will result in the disqualification of that entry from the nominating process and will not be considered for Board Discretion.

Award Category Definition and Qualifications -

The MPSE will confer a Golden Reel Award on the crew demonstrating exemplary sound editing for special venue films in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Venue. For this category sound editing is defined as the editing of the Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR, either English Language or Foreign Language. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of all of these disciplines for each eligible film.

For a film to be classified as a Special Venue film, its initial distribution must have been exclusively in a non-conventional theater. This category includes diverse formats, but is not limited to, the following examples: Virtual Reality, IMAX, Omni-Max, Showscan, and projected theme park rides.

For special venue films sound editing is defined as the editing of sound effects, Foley, music, dialogue and ADR. The judging for the award shall consider the quality of all of these disciplines for each eligible film.

Period of Eligibility -

Gaming submissions will be judged in the year of their initial release in the United States.

Trophies Awarded -

MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Supervising Sound Editors, Sound Designers, Supervising Dialogue Editors, Supervising ADR Editors, Supervising Music Editors, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists, Sound Editors, Dialogue Editors, ADR Editors, Music Editors and Scoring Editors.

Crew Size -

For Special Venue, the number of awards to be given will be one editor per act (or reel) plus two, e.g. for a six (6) act show there may be as many as eight (8) awards.

Additional Rules -

The Supervising Sound Editor must arrange for all screenings related to this category.

The Blue Ribbon Panel procedures shall follow those in the Broadcast Media categories.

Nomination Process

The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method described on the final page of this document.