LOS ANGELES — The call for entries has opened for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. The VES Awards (www.visualeffectssociety.com) recognize the most outstanding visual effects projects of the year, honoring the artists who created them. On February 4, 2015, the VES will honor the artists behind the work. In addition, the prestigious Visionary Award will be presented to J.J. Abrams.
Autodesk is once again lending its support to the event by sponsoring the student award. For the seventh year in a row, the company is supporting the Steven Spielberg-inspired award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.” The winning student or team of students will receive the award at the VES Awards Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Students can enter eligible projects released between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Submissions will be accepted between October 6 and November 23, 2014.
Rugbybugs: last year's VES Student Award-winning short film from Filmakademie Baden-Württemburg.
The student award was established in 2009 and has proven to be a springboard for aspiring visual effects professionals, as past winners have gone on to work at MPC, Pixomondo, Glassworks, The Mill, and Psyop. Autodesk's support of the VES student awards builds on its commitment in education and to grooming an industry-ready workforce.