Upholding the organization's creed, The International Press Academy's (IPA) annual SATELLITE™ Awards galahonors the most outstanding achievements in the fields of cinema, television and interactive medias.
One of the primary goals of The SATELLITE™ Awards show is to celebrate new works from both established and developing independent filmmakers, giving them access to an audience that would otherwise never receive exposure to their creativity.
In addition to film, The SATELLITE™ Awards gala celebrates the most innovative offerings in television, both network and cable, in addition to the vanguard of interactive arts. Speed, pacing and innovation are the operative words, allowing us to celebrate technical as well as artistic achievements.
The aim of The SATELLITE™ Awards event is to reach beyond the traditional, elite markets of Los Angeles, New York and Chicago into metropolitan centers with a taste for alternative culture, especially those with multi-dimensional theater complexes that feature foreign and independently produced movies. This would include such key markets as San Francisco, Santa Fe, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Aspen, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Austin, Minneapolis and New Orleans, to name a few.