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8th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Call for Entries

VES is now accepting online submissions for the 8th Annual VES Awards Show on February 28, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Press Release from Visual Effects Society

Los Angeles, October 22, 2009 – VES is now accepting online submissions for the 8th Annual VES Awards Show on February 28, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The deadline to send in submissions is November 30, 2009.  Rules and Procedures can be found at www.vesawards.com.

For the first time this year the VES will be accepting 3D Stereoscopic submissions and has increased the number of entries that may be nominated in specific categories.

”The Annual VES Awards have become the gold standard in recognizing the amazing artistry of the visual Effects world.  These awards not only recognize that artistry but also the nature of what we bring to the world of Feature Films, Broadcast TV, Commercials, Games, Special Venues and the 'up and comers' in the world of student artists," said Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the VES.  "This is the place to be on February 28th when we unveil the most outstanding work of the year across all categories!"

The annual VES Awards show honors the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games. The Society is also extremely pleased to once again present the VES/Autodesk Student Award for outstanding visual effects in a student project.

The categories open for submission are:

1. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture

2. Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

3. Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

4. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special

5. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

6. Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

7. Best Single Visual Effect of the Year

8. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

9. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

10. Outstanding Real Time Visual Effects in a Video Game

11. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Video Game Trailer

12. Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

13. Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

14. Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

15. Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

16. Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture

17. Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

18. Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture

19. Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

20. Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture

21. Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

22. Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

23. Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

24. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visual effects artists and celebrities as the VES honored Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall with its Lifetime Achievement Award. For the upcoming awards, VES will hand out the Georges Melies Award for pioneering work in the field of visual effects to Dr. Ed Catmull, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

About the VES

The VES is a non-profit, professional, honorary Society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of digital visual effects and to upholding the highest uniform standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES is a global organization and has Sections in Australia, London, San Francisco and Vancouver. VES is the entertainment industry's only official organization representing the extended community of visual effects practitioners including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives.   Its approximately 2,000 global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos, games and new media.

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