VES London is the UK branch of the global Visual Effects Society, a non-profit, professional, honourary society dedicated to the promotion and education of the art. We achieve these goals through events that showcase local talent and unite industry professionals, as well as foster communication with the wider community.


For our members, we show loads of free movies in private cinemas throughout the year, many with free drinks both before and after the screenings. We also put on other events, from excellent parties to educational opportunities. All this is to encourage more socialising and exchange of information & ideas, which is what a society is all about!

For non-members and prospective members we have a few open events, including our regular monthly pub night and our bi-annual sponsored membership drive party. If you are not yet a VES member, please join the 'friends of the VES' Pub Night mailing list to get notifications of any upcoming open events by contacting us at !

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Past Events

Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (London)
When: Tue Dec 17, 2019 07:00pm to 09:03pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00PM

Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (London)
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 07:00pm to 08:43pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00PM

VES Nomination Event
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020


(Check with specific sections for local times)

Now that the 18th Annual VES Awards season is underway, we once again invite VES members to participate in our Nomination Panels. The Nomination Event will be held worldwide on January 4, 2020.

Any active VES member who can travel to one of the cities listed below may participate.

This is your chance to determine who will ultimately walk up to the podium on January 29, 2020, to collect a coveted VES Award. A single vote may make the difference between being nominated… or not… and that vote could be yours!

Past participants know that this is the must-attend event of the awards season. Not only will you view some of the most amazing visual imagery of 2019, you’ll get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage while participating in the single best networking opportunity of the year. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet the best and brightest in the visual effects field, and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own craft. All of that, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in choosing what will ultimately be the Nominations announced to the press for the 18th Annual VES Awards.

Judges who register to participate will receive information about specific times and locations from their local section representatives once their applications are received. If you are ready to make a difference, please submit your Panel Judge Application BELOW. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event is a full-day event held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 around the globe. Nominees will be announced on Monday, January 6, 2020. We look forward to receiving your Judge Application to make this year’s Nomination Event a success!

-The 18th Annual VES Awards Committee

Click here to sign up!

(VES Members must be logged in to access the sign-up form)

VES London Christmas Party
When: Fri Dec 06, 2019 06:30pm to 11:30pm GMT

Tis’ the season for the VES London Christmas Party!

VES London is very happy to be hosting a Christmas celebration at the wonderful upstairs bar at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden called the Dingle Whiskey bar. There will be music, drink, merriment, dancing, delicious christmas treats and lots of whiskey. Please remember to RSVP for the event and bring a guest or two along for the fun.

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.

Screening - MIDWAY (London)
When: Tue Nov 26, 2019 07:00pm to 09:18pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s MIDWAY

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00PM