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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Creators- ‐Executive Producers- ‐Writers- ‐Directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Recipients of the VES Award for Creative Excellence
December 20, 2018
PDF icon VES Names Acclaimed Creators- ‐Executive Producers- ‐Writers- ‐Directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Recipients of VES Award


Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jonathan Nolan Recipient of VES Visionary Award
December 19, 2018
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VES Statement on the Retirement of Ed Catmull, VES
October 24, 2018
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Visual Effects Society Announces 2018 VES Fellows
September 26, 2018
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Visual Effects Society Adopts New Code of Conduct
June 1, 2018
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 16th Annual VES Awards
February 13, 2018
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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Visual Effects Master Joe Letteri, VES Recipient of VES Georges Méliès Award
October 12, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Releases Top 70 List: The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time
September 12, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Director/Producer/Writer Ava DuVernay A Keynote Speaker at 2017 VES Summit
September 6, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2017 Honorees Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
August 31, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Visual Futurist Syd Mead A Keynote Speaker at 2017 VES Summit
August 17, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
August 7, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
February 7, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
February 3, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 15th Annual VES Awards
January 10, 2017
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Visual Effects Society Announces New Publication as the Leading Global Voice of VFX To Herald Its 20th Anniversary; Inaugural Issue Slated for April 2017
December 21, 2016
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VES to Present Acclaimed Producer and Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary Award
November 16, 2016
PDF icon VES to Present Acclaimed Producer and Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary Award


VES Names Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
October 20, 2016
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award


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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
September 8, 2016
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
February 2, 2016
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards
January 12, 2016
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards

Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker- ‐Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
October 27, 2015
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Visual Effects Society Releases Industry‐Leading Demo Material Guidelines for Facilities and Artists
August 20, 2015
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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer- ‐Producer- ‐Director Dean Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES Summit
August 4, 2015
PDF icon VES Names Acclaimed Writer- ‐Producer- ‐Director Dean Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES Summit


Visual Effects Society to Present Master Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
July 29, 2015
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 13th Annual VES Awards
February 4, 2015
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers
January 21, 2015
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards
January 13, 2015
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VES Names Acclaimed Filmmaker‐Producer Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
November 25, 2014
PDF icon VES Names Acclaimed Filmmaker‐Producer Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award


Visual Effects Society Names Executive Vice President of Marvel Studios Victoria Alonso as Keynote Speaker at 2014 VES Summit
October 7, 2014
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Names Executive Vice President of Marvel Studios Victoria Alonso as Keynote Speaker at 2014 VES Summit


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VES to Present Award-winning Director-Producer-Writer J.J. Abrams with its Visionary Award
September 23, 2014
PDF icon VES to Present Award-winning Director-Producer-Writer J.J. Abrams with its Visionary Award


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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
September 5, 2014
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Visual Effects Society Releases First- ‐of- ‐its- ‐Kind VFX Reference Platform
July 2, 2014
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Releases First- ‐of- ‐its- ‐Kind VFX Reference Platform


Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
April 18, 2014
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX


Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards
February 12, 2014
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
January 31, 2014
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Actor/Comedian Patton Oswalt to Host the 12th Annual VES Awards Audience Favorite Returns for Third Hosting Gig
January 21, 2014
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards
January 14, 2014
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Visual Effects Society to Present “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón with its Visionary Award
December 20, 2013
PDF icon Visual Effects Society to Present “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón with its Visionary Award

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Visual Effects Society Releases First-of-its-Kind Standardized Camera Report
December 16, 2013
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Releases First-of-its-Kind Standardized Camera Report


Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
October 16, 2013
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award


Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
October 4, 2013
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
September 17, 2013
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit

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The Visual Effects Society Issues “The State of the Global VFX Industry 2013” A Comprehensive Analysis of Business Drivers and Best Practices
July 16, 2013
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The Visual Effects Society Announces the Winners of The 11th Annual VES Awards
February 5, 2013
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The Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces the 2013 Board of Directors Officers, Jeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
January 29, 2013
PDF icon The Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces the 2013 Board of Directors Officers, Jeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair


Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 11th Annual VES Awards
January 7, 2013
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THE VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY RELEASES WHITE PAPER ‘CINEMATIC COLOR: FROM YOUR MONITOR TO THE BIG SCREEN’
December 6, 2012
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THE VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AND AUTODESK ANNOUNCE STUDENT AWARD 2013 – Call for Entries NOW OPEN
November 15, 2012
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VES RELEASES 11TH ANNUAL AWARDS RULES & PROCEEDURES
August 14, 2012
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THE VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY (VES) ANNOUNCES THE 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS – Jeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
January 26, 2012
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VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY (VES) ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 10th ANNUAL VES AWARDS
January 9, 2012
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Stan Lee to Receive the Visual Effects Society (VES) 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award
October 18, 2011
PDF icon Stan Lee to Receive the Visual Effects Society (VES) 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award


Douglas Trumbull to Receive the Visual Effects Society (VES) 2012 Georges Méliès Award
October 11, 2011
PDF icon Douglas Trumbull to Receive the Visual Effects Society (VES) 2012 Georges Méliès Award


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Visual Effects Society Issues Industry Bill Of Rights
September 21, 2011
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2011 Visual Effects Society Announces Important Dates For 10th Annual Ves Awards
August 17, 2011
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An Open Letter To Vfx Artists And The Entertainment Industry At Large. Visual Effects Society: 2.0
May 24, 2011
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Visual Effects Society Announces Launch Of New York Section
April 25, 2011
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Winners of 9th Annual VES Awards
February 1, 2011
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The Visual Effects Society (Ves) Announces The 2011 Board Of Directors Officers Jeffrey A. Okun Re-Elected As Board Chair
January 31, 2011
PDF icon The Visual Effects Society (Ves) Announces The 2011 Board Of Directors Officers Jeffrey A. Okun Re-Elected As Board Chair


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Visual Effects Society(VES) Extends Contract For Executive Director Eric Roth
January 5, 2011
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Visual Effects Society To Honor Christopher Nolan With VES Visionary Award At 9th Annual VES Awards
November 17, 2010
PDF icon Visual Effects Society To Honor Christopher Nolan With VES Visionary Award At 9th Annual VES Awards


The Visual Effects Society (VES) and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011
November 2, 2010
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VES Announces Bill Mechanic To Give Keynote Address And Jeff Miller Will Be Featured Speaker At Production Summit 2010
October 12, 2010
PDF icon VES Announces Bill Mechanic To Give Keynote Address And Jeff Miller Will Be Featured Speaker At Production Summit 2010


The Visual Effects Society (VES) Names Ray Harryhausen The Recipient Of The VES Lifetime Achievement Award
September 22, 2010
PDF icon The Visual Effects Society (VES) Names Ray Harryhausen The Recipient Of The VES Lifetime Achievement Award


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9th Annual VES Awards To Be Held January 28, 2011 at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
August 25, 2010
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VES Announces Featured Speaker for Production Summit 2010: Nasa/Jpl Astronomer And Evolutionary Computation Designer Dr. Rich Terrile
August 16, 2010
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VES Announces Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects
July 27, 2010
PDF icon VES Announces Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects


VES To Present The 2nd Annual Entertainment Industry Production Summit On October 23rd
June 22, 2010
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VES Announces Winners of 8th Annual VES Awards
February 10, 2010
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VES Announces The 2010 Board Of Directors Officers – Jeffrey A. Okun Re-Elected As Board Chair
January 27, 2010
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VES Announces Nominees For 8th Annual VES Awards
January 19, 2010
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VES Names James Cameron As Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
November 9, 2009
PDF icon VES Names James Cameron As Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award


VES Continues Student Award
October 28, 2009
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VES Announces Panelists for Production Summit 09
September 10, 2009
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VES Partners With Silicon Valley Startup Reelsurfer To Power Online Video
September 3, 2009
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VES Announces Keynote Speaker For Production Summit 09
July 30, 2009
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VES To Present Entertainment Prouction Summit On Oct. 24th
July 7, 2009
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Ed Catmull To Receive The VES “2010 George Melies Award”
June 29, 2009
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VES Extends Roth Contract
January 8, 2009
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VES Announces First-Ever Student Award
November 3, 2008
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7th Annual VES Awards Call For Entries
October 13, 2008
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VES Announces Launch of Australian Section
September 25, 2008
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Ray Feeney Receives The VES 2008 Founders Award
August 13, 2008
PDF icon Ray Feeney Receives The VES 2008 Founders Award


Phil Tippett Receives The VES George Melies Award For Artistic Excellence
August 1, 2008
PDF icon Phil Tippett Receives The VES George Melies Award For Artistic Excellence


Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall Named Recipients of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
July 30, 2008
PDF icon Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall Named Recipients of VES Lifetime Achievement Award


Visual Effects Society Publishes Industry Credit Guidelines
May 28, 2008
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Publishes Industry Credit Guidelines


Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces The Winners of The 2008 VES Awards
February 11, 2008
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces The Winners of The 2008 VES Awards


Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces the 2008 Board Of Directors Officers
January 11, 2008
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces the 2008 Board Of Directors Officers


Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Nominees For 6th Annual VES Award
January 7, 2008
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Nominees For 6th Annual VES Award

New Animation Category Introduced for 2007 Visual Effects Society Awards
August 31, 2007
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Visual Effects Society’s Sixth Annual Awards Returns To The Kodak Theatre Ballroom
July 25, 2007
PDF icon Visual Effects Society’s Sixth Annual Awards Returns To The Kodak Theatre Ballroom


VES Fest Announces New Panel, “Vfx Guilty Pleasures,” Featuring Joe Dante
May 31, 2007
PDF icon VES Fest Announces New Panel, “Vfx Guilty Pleasures,” Featuring Joe Dante


The Visual Effects Society Unveils “50 Most Influential Visual Effects Films Of All Time”
May 10, 2007
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Visual Effects Society Announces VES Festival of Visual Effects 2007, June 8-10 At The Writer’s Guild Theater
February 28, 2007
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Announces VES Festival of Visual Effects 2007, June 8-10 At The Writer’s Guild Theater


The 5th Annual VES Awards Nominations List
January 24, 2007
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Visual Effects Society Call For Submissions – First Annual Showcase Of International Visual Effects
June 8, 2006
PDF icon Visual Effects Society Call For Submissions – First Annual Showcase Of International Visual Effects


Schedule Announced For 2006 Ves Festival Of Visual Effects
May 24, 2006
PDF icon Schedule Announced For 2006 Ves Festival Of Visual Effects


Visual Effects Society Announces The 2006 Festival of Visual Effects At The Famed Egyptian Theatre
April 18, 2006
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces 4th Annual VES Awards Winners
February 16, 2006
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces 4th Annual VES Awards Winners


Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Presenters for Fourth Annual Ves Awards
February 9, 2006
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Presenters for Fourth Annual Ves Awards


Nominees For The 4th Annual Ves Awards Announced
January 9, 2006
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Starts New Year With New Logo
January 3, 2006
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Starts New Year With New Logo

Pixar Animation Studios’ Jim Morris To Receive Board of Directors’ Award From Visual Effects Society (VES)
November 16, 2005
PDF icon Pixar Animation Studios’ Jim Morris To Receive Board of Directors’ Award From Visual Effects Society (VES)


Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-Winning Director John Lasseter To Receive Top Honor From Visual Effects Society (VES)
October 31, 2005
PDF icon Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-Winning Director John Lasseter To Receive Top Honor From Visual Effects Society (VES)

Visual Effects Society (VES) Kicks off 3rd Awards Season September 1st
August 9, 2004
PDF icon Visual Effects Society (VES) Kicks off 3rd Awards Season September 1st

The Visual Effects Society To Present Filmmaker George Lucas With Lifetime Achievement Award
October 23, 2003
PDF icon The Visual Effects Society To Present Filmmaker George Lucas With Lifetime Achievement Award


Visual Effects Society 1st Annual Awards Nomination List
January 13, 2003
PDF icon Visual Effects Society 1st Annual Awards Nomination List

VES Announces 1st Annual Awards
August 26, 2002
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