The 17th Annual VES Awards


The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them.

17th Annual VES Awards

February 5, 2019

The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Beverly Hills, CA

5:30 Reception

6:45 Dinner and Awards Presentation



VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Meledandri, Producer and Founder and CEO of Illumination

Meledandri’s leadership and creative approach to storytelling have built one of the most pre-eminent brands in family entertainment, by developing humor-based comedic films that strike the balance between subversive and emotionally engaging, and appeal to all ages and on a global scale. Read More



VES Visionary Award

Jonathan Nolan, Writer-Producer-Director

Nolan is a fiercely inventive storyteller, for his inspired vision and distinctive ability to harness craft and technology in creating mysterious new worlds that transport and transfix audiences. Read More





VES Award for Creative Excellence

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Creators-­Executive Producers‐Writers‐Directors

Benioff and Weiss created and executive produce the Emmy Award-winning GAME OF THRONES for HBO, which will air its final season in April 2019. Read More





Tickets & Sponsorship Information



The 17th Annual VES Awards Show is SOLD OUT.
We look forward to hosting you next year.



The 17th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures



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Important Dates for the 17th Annual VES Awards:


Period of Eligibility for Entries

Jan. 1 – Dec. 31

Rules & Procedures Posted

Aug. 13

Entry Forms Available, Submissions Open

Oct. 8

Upload Viewing Materials

Nov. 5 – Nov. 30

Submission Deadline

Nov. 30


Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, 
Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto Nominating Panels

Contact Local Sections for Dates

L.A. Nomination Judging Panels Meet and Vote

Jan. 12

Nominations Announced

Jan. 15

On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only)

Jan. 21 – Jan. 31

17th Annual VES Awards Gala

Feb. 5