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Visual Effects Society
Visual Effects Society (VES) logo.svg
Abbreviation VES
Formation 1997 (1997)[1]

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, animators, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.

Consisting of a diverse group of more than 3,300 members in 30 countries.[2]

The Visual Effects Society is a professional, honorary society and

  • Members are more than 3,300 artists, technologists and practitioners in the visual effects field
  • Represented in 30 countries, including United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil
  • Produces the VES Awards Gala (February), Production Summit (October) and more than 25 educational events, reaching an international audience of 10,000+ annually.
  • Nearly 50% of VES members are freelancers or independent contractors
  • Membership currently consists of 20% women.
  • VES members have garnered over a hundred Oscar and Emmy awards
  • More than 2/3 of members have 11+ years in the visual effects field
  • VES Membership requires at least five years of full-time production experience as a visual effects professional and the endorsement of two Visual Effects Society members, or having received one of the industry's top honors.
  • VES circulates news and information to the international audience of over 10,000.
  • Publishes the quarterly visual effects magazine, VFX Voice.

VES Awards[edit]

Since 2002, the VES Awards has honored film, television, commercials, music videos and video games. Recipients are honored with a statue, manufactured by New York firm, Society Awards.[3]



An * denotes a film that also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.


The VES List of the Most Influential Visual Effects films[edit]

In 2007, the Visual Effects Society unveiled their list of the 50 most influential films in visual effects.[4] Due to ties, there were actually 51 films in the list. The films were:

In 2017, an additional 21 films were added to the list:[5]


  1. ^ Rushfield, Richard (February 17, 2006). "An Image to Maintain". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ admin (16 June 2014). "About the VES". Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Previous VES Awards". visual effects society. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  4. ^ "The Visual Effects Society Unveils "50 Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time"". 11 May 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Pedersen, Erik (September 12, 2017). "Visual Effects Society Lists 70 Most Influential VFX Films: Sci-Fi Rules, Superheroes Lag". Deadline. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 

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