The Hyperion Award
Executive Director, WKTV
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
West Michigan Film & Video Alliance
Grand Valley State University
West Michigan Film Office
Ferris State University Television and Digital Media Production
Every region has its share of media leaders who have contributed to the building of a healthy, thriving media and production community. They have done this by their high standards in their own crafts that inspire others. They are also the people who have given; taken the chances; gone out on a limb and pursued a dream that benefits present and future content creators around them. We stand on their shoulders. For this the production community of all disciplines comes together to single out this unique individual for recognition. The Hyperion Award is the recognition the creative community gives and is selected by the Eclipse Board of Governors based on a wide range of factors. While the Eclipse Award recognizes individual outstanding works, the Hyperion is the light behind an eclipse. Every creative mind has been inspired by someone else. That person mentors others, leads by example, encourages, fosters and in many cases throughout their career, has soldiered on despite overwhelming odds. The Hyperion Award goes to that person urging the production community on by their own example and creative energy.
Healthy and robust production communities aren't born, they're built.
2016 Award Winners