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.


The preferred format of screening copies for Broadcast Media categories is streaming and/or digital upload such as FYC link provided by the distributor, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitch, etc.

Should the submission not be available via streaming or digital upload, the submitter must supply a minimum of ten (10) separate NTSC DVDs for each category a particular episode is entered for consideration. These screening copies must be received by the MPSE office by the submission deadline or the submission will not be considered for nomination.

If Blu-Ray is preferred by the submitter, the minimum number of copies accepted is ten (10).


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: LinearVirtual 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.


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


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.


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.


The Supervising Sound Editor must arrange for all screenings related to this category. If screenings cannot be arranged for judging purposes, the submission will be disqualified. The Blue Ribbon Panel procedures shall follow those in the Broadcast Media categories.


The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method.