VES Gets Date for Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced that the 4th Annual VES Awards presentation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Palladium. Submissions of projects to be considered are now being accepted online at www.vesawards.com through December 2.

The VES Awards recognize outstanding visual and special effects in 21 categories for film, television, animation, music videos, video games and commercials. Two new categories for games have been added this year including Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game and Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game.

A panel of nominating judges will view and vote on submissions on Jan. 7, and nominations will be announced on Jan. 9. Nominees will then be invited to give an in-person presentation of their materials during The Big Reveal bake-off on Jan. 21. VES members will be able to vote online from Jan. 25 through Feb. 10.

Headed by exec director Eric Roth, the Visual Effects Society is a professional, honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of visual effects, while improving the welfare of its members. Comprised of a diverse group of approximately 1,250 global members, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through domestic and international events.