The 16th 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.

16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90210

5:30 Reception
6:45 Dinner and Awards Presentation


VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Favreau is currently directing the Disney live-action feature THE LION KING, hot off the heels of directing THE JUNGLE BOOK, the wildly successful and critically acclaimed live-action adaptation of the animated film.

VES Georges Méliès Award

Letteri’s creative vision and inventive techniques have garnered him four Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects on AVATAR, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and KING KONG.

The 16th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures

Tickets & Sponsorship Information


The 16th Annual VES Awards Show is officially SOLD OUT.


We look forward to hosting you next year.

Important Dates for the 16th Annual VES Awards:

Period of Eligibility for Entries January 1 – December 31, 2017
Rules & Procedures Posted August 22, 2017
Entry Forms Available, Open Submissions October 9, 2017
Upload Viewing Materials November 6 – 30, 2017
Submission Deadline November 30, 2017
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 13, 2018
Nominations Announced January 16, 2018
On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) January 25  - February 6, 2018
16th Annual VES Awards Gala February 13, 2018