The 14th 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.

14th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures NOW Available. Please see below for some important dates for the upcoming awards season. If you have any questions, please contact or the VES office at 818-981-7861

14th Annual VES Awards Ceremony:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90210

Tickets & Sponsorship Information

For more information and to purchace tickets and/or sponsorships please use the links below. If you have any questions or would like aditional information, please contact MTA Events at 818-906-0240 or Thank You


Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Ridley Scott

The VES Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, recognizes an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.  VES will honor Scott for his vision and dedication to storytelling that blends iconic visual effects and unforgettable narrative on an epic scale.  Scott’s fiercely innovative direction of groundbreaking films including science fiction classics Blade Runner and Alien and the sweeping chronicle Gladiator, has given rise to a new era of storytelling and had a profound impact on future generations of filmmakers. (read more)


Visionary Award

Syd Mead

The VES Visionary Award, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work. VES will honor Mead, a prolific and innovative artist, for his unique ability to create unforgettable images and advance storytelling through his futuristic design aesthetic. Syd Mead’s storied career spans almost six decades, and began as he created characters and backgrounds for animated cinema intermission. (read more)

Important Dates for the 14th Annual VES Awards:

Period of Eligibility for Entries January 1 – December 31, 2015
Rules & Procedures Posted August 10, 2015
Entry Forms Available, Open Submissions October 12, 2015
Upload Viewing Materials November 9 – 30, 2015
Submission Deadline November 30, 2015
Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Sydney, Vancouver, Nominating Panels Contact Local Sections for Dates
Los Angeles Nomination Judging Panels Meet and Vote January 9, 2016
Nominations Announced January 12, 2016
On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) January 21-29, 2016
14th Annual VES Awards Gala February 2, 2016