Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Episodic Short Form – Music

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 music editing for an episodic short form project in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Episodic Short Form - Music. This category encompasses both music score and musical editing. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of these disciplines for each eligible submission.

Programming released via television broadcast, cable broadcast, streaming, VOD, or other on-line or non-theatrical means will be considered Broadcast Media.

Episodic Short Form is considered as any program that has five (5) or more episodes which broadcast recurrently.

Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted per Supervising Sound Editor in a single awards year.

Running Time Requirement - 30:00 - 74:59

Screening Requirements -

The submitting editor shall include screening times of two sections of ten (10) minutes each for a total of twenty (20) minutes for each television program entered. These times (in minutes and seconds) shall be included on the entry form and will be used by the blue ribbon panels for nomination viewing.

Period of Eligibility -

Broadcast Media submissions will be judged in the year of their initial airing or release in the United States.

Trophies Awarded -

MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Supervising Music Editors, Music Editors and Scoring Editors.

Crew Size -

All nominated editors must be part of the primary sound editing crew, not just the temp mix or mix changes.

Nomination Process

Any entry in the Music categories that does not submit a complete application for submission, including an explanation of the music editors' work, will not be considered for nomination.

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