This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a photoreal (i.e., live action) motion picture where the visual effects are a visible, essential, and integral part of the story and play a principal and active role in the motion picture. A rule of thumb for defining whether a motion picture would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be told without the active participation of extensive digital effects, Special Effects, effects-enhanced stunts, practical effects, or nonhuman CG characters. On the whole, effects-driven films may be “tent-pole” or “independent”, but they would not be possible to make without effects and the general public would easily identify the VFX.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Photoreal, Visual-Effects-Driven Features intended for Theatrical Release

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: the overall VFX Supervisor

Slot 2: the overall VFX Producer

Slot 3: open to any significant effects contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant effects contributor

Slot 5: the overall Special Effects Coordinator/Supervisor (if the practical effects played a prominent role in the project. No exceptions.)

 

HOW MANY ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT?

Only ONE submission per project is allowed in the General Categories. Submissions may combine the work of several facilities in one entry. Submitters should consult with the overall VFX Supervisor or VFX Producer to avoid conflicting entries.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

Work to Be Considered Length: 3:00 Max.*

Before & Afters Length: 3:30 Max.*

Optional Supporting Material PDF: 1:00 reading time

Submission format: DNxHD36 (aka DNxHD LB 8-bit) video: 8-bit 1920 x 1080p 23.98 fps, audio: 16-bit 44.1KHz. No exceptions.

*Not including the length of slates

 

 

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, November 5, 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?

$460. Use vouchers where applicable.

 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Submissions may only be made through this VES Awards website by following the directions below.

 

 

EXCEPTIONS AND PETITIONS

Exceptions to the rules may be requested by petition. The Awards Committee considers all petitions on their merits and may grant them at its sole discretion. Submit petitions by clicking on the “Petition Committee” link on the Submission Form.

 

 

HOW DO I GET SUPPORT?

Questions about these Awards should be directed to awards@visualeffectssociety.com.

Technical questions about submitting should be directed to vesawards@sohonet.com.

 

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