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Visual Effects Society Kicks Off 3rd Awards Season

VES introduces new categories and new voting procedures (September 03, 2004)

Now in its third year, The Visual Effects Societys awards season opened for submissions on September 1st. The Visual Effects Society (VES) is an organization comprised of visual effects professionals who desire to honor, advance and promote visual effects for its membership and the industry as a whole. This years awards slate features new categories, an optional day of live in-person presentations and an online ?view and vote system.

Submissions are welcome from visual effects artists worldwide, whether or not they are a Visual Effects Society member. Says Jeff Okun, Awards director, ?The VES wants to make sure it represents as many artists and practitioners as possible. Were especially interested in seeing submissions from the broadcast, commercial, gaming and video arenas.

To accomplish the Societys mission of targeting all areas of visual effects, new categories have been added to acknowledge accomplishments in both the broadcast and gaming arenas. The Awards slate now features 23 categories ranging from best of film, TV, commercials, music videos and gaming, to individual artists categories.

Also new this year is the online view-and-vote, says Eric Roth, the VES newly appointed Executive Director. ?For the first time, members around the world have the opportunity to participate in what was previously just a local event. The optional in-person presentation event gives contributors a chance to share, explain and socialize, but removes the pressure of voting on one particular day. To view the Rules and Procedures for submissions, all potential entrants should visit

About The Visual Effects Society
The Visual Effects Society, founded in 1997, promotes continuous awareness about the visual effects industry, supports combined technology research and development; and designs and implements educational programs for its membership and the public interested in the production of visual effects.

The VES Awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Palladium on February 16, 2005.

Visual Effects Society
4121 Redwood Ave. Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90066
1 310 822 9181


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