This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a Photoreal (i.e., live action) or Animated Commercial. Any commercial that is originated for broadcast, theater, or the Internet may be considered, including paid commercials and PSAs. Limited distribution promos and branding materials, such as trade show content, presentations, trailers, specs, and logos, are ineligible. Entries must be principally original content; promotional pieces largely recut from other sources are not allowed. Repurposed material, such as gameplay at the end of an otherwise original video game trailer, is allowed only as contextual video and should be minimized.

Commercials as aired have no running time limit but they must clearly be demonstrated solely as an advertisement and should clearly appear to be one to the general public. The Work To Be Considered must be no more than two minutes, regardless of source length.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Photoreal or Animated Commercials or Commercial Short Films, intended for Theatrical, Broadcast or Streaming

 

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. Submitters should consult with the overall VFX Supervisor or VFX Producer to avoid conflicting entries.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

Work to Be Considered Length: 1:30 Max.*

Before & Afters Length: 2:00 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 4, 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 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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