The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them.


The VES Awards is the only celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation worldwide in film, animation, television, commercials and video games, and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and artists who bring this work to life.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

5:30 PM Reception

6:45 PM Dinner and Awards Presentation

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90210


VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Martin Scorsese, Director-Producer-Writer

Scorsese’s steadfast ability to harness craft and technology to bring his unique visions to life has resulted in exceptional narratives that have transfixed audiences and captivated millions. Read More

VES Visionary Award

Roland Emmerich, Director-Producer

Emmerich has been at the forefront of utilizing visual effects to tell remarkable stories that transfix audiences and create new worlds. Read More

VES Award for Creative Excellence

Sheena Duggal, Visual Effects Supervisor

Duggal has been at the forefront of embracing emerging technology to enhance the moviegoing experience, and her creative vision and inventive techniques have paved the way for future generations of filmmakers. Read More

Important Dates for the 18th Annual VES Awards

Period of Eligibility for Entries Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
Rules & Procedures Posted Aug. 12
Entry Forms Available, Submissions Open Oct. 7
Upload Viewing Materials Nov. 4 – Nov. 26
Submission Deadline Nov. 26
Worldwide Section Nomination Panels Jan. 4
Nominations Announced Jan. 7
18th Annual VES Awards Gala Jan. 29