The 2024 HCA Film Awards will honor the best in cinema from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The 2024 HCA Film Awards Ceremony will feature 20 in-competition & 6 honorary awards. The show will be live-streamed on YouTube and on KNEKT TV.

There will be a film shortlist committee with at least 20 members and, at most, 40. The committee members serve a three-month term from November 2023 to January 2024. The committee will change at the end of each season. On October 17th, an email will be distributed to all film branch members, allowing them to apply to participate in the forthcoming film shortlist committee.

All film branch members can vote on all in-competition awards categories for nominations and winners. The HCA President and Vice-Chair are responsible for choosing the honorary award recipients.

In Competition Categories:

Best Picture (10)
Best Actor (5)
Best Actress (5)
Best Supporting Actor (5)
Best Supporting Actress (5)
Best Cast Ensemble (5)
Best Director (10)
Best Original Screenplay (5)
Best Adapted Screenplay (5)
Best Animated Feature (5)
Best Comedy Feature (5)
Best Documentary Feature (5)
Best First Feature (5)
Best Horror Feature (5)
Best International Feature (5)
Best Short Film (5)
Best Voice-Over Performance (5)
Best International Actor (5)
Best International Actress (5)
Best International Filmmaker (5)

Tentative Honorary Awards:

Acting Achievement Award
Filmmaking Achievement Award
Star on the Rise Award
Filmmaker on the Rise Award
International Icon
Spotlight Award

Important 2024 HCA Film Awards Dates:

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – HCA Film Awards branch nomination voting begins at 8 a.m. PT
Sunday, December 3, 2023 – Deadline for screening and screeners
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – HCA Film Awards branch nomination voting ends at 8:59 p.m. PT
Thursday, December 7, 2023 – HCA Film Awards final voting begins at 8 a.m. PT
Thursday, December 14, 2023 – HCA Film Awards final voting closes at 8:59 p.m. PT
Friday, December 22, 2023 – Deadline for program ads submissions and table confirmations
Friday, December 29, 2023 – Deadline for all program ads and table payments
Thursday, January 4, 2024 – Deadline for all guest and talent RSVPs
Saturday, January 6, 2024 – HCA Film Awards Ceremony