LOS ANGELES – The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) is now accepting submissions for its annual VES Student Award, which is being presented by Autodesk. The deadline for submissions is November 30, and the winning student will receive the award at the 11th Annual VES Awards Show, set to take place on February 5, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement in visual effects on any project that was created by a student or group of students while attending an accredited school. Qualified students at schools from all over the world are encouraged to send their submissions. The winning student will be provided with free airfare from anywhere around the world, two nights’ accommodations to attend the show, and one license of either the Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium or the Autodesk 3DS Max Entertainment Creation Suite 3D.
“We are so pleased to once again be partnering with Autodesk on the Student Award, because this is the single outstanding opportunity for students to show the pros what they can do, and more importantly, for the pros to see the amazing talent of the artists coming up!” notes Jeffrey A. Okun, chair of the VES. “It’s an opportunity that no VFX student should miss.”
“Autodesk supports this pioneering award every year to help the next generation of filmmakers. Inspiring these young artists in their pursuit of careers in visual effects is an important part of our commitment to not only the student community but the greater visual effects community as well,” adds Marc Petit, senior VP, media & entertainment at Autodesk.
The annual VES Awards show honors the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visual effects artists.