Past Events2019-12-12T16:49:58-08:00

The VES holds events and screenings around the world in every VES Section, ranging from the annual Awards Gala to educational and anniversary affairs to pub nights produced by volunteers within the various VES Sections. Many of our screenings include Q&A panels with the visual effects teams who prove that we can create anything that can be dreamed up.

Past Events

Fake Screening
When: Sat Jul 11, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

Washington VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00PM
SIFF Cinema Uptown theater
511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98122

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

***VES Members: Please register your name as “Attendee 1″***


Screening - Test Screening - (Burbank)
When: Tue Jun 30, 2020 03:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00PM


Screening - STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 25, 2020 08:00am to 10:00am PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00PM

 


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When: Fri May 22, 2020 08:00am to 05:00pm PDT

- New Event - (Georgia)
When: Mon May 11, 2020 08:00am to 05:00pm PDT

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Screening - Test Movie - (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Mar 31, 2020 03:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director J.J. Abrams as well as Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 20)


New Event
When: Wed Dec 11, 2019 08:00am to 05:00pm PST

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Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (New Zealand)
When: Tue Dec 17, 2019 07:30pm to 09:33pm UTC+13

VES Members and their VES/Weta/Wingnut Affiliated Guests in New Zealand are Invited to a 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 7:30PM


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 - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (Vancouver)
When: Mon Dec 16, 2019 07:00pm to 09:03pm PST

Vancouver VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
Please RSVP below
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00PM


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (New York)
When: Sun Dec 15, 2019 04:00pm to 06:03pm EST

New York VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Sunday, Dec
ember 15, 2019 at 4:00PM


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL IN 3D - (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:03pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)

 


Screening - 1917 (Toronto)
When: Sun Dec 22, 2019 02:00pm to 04:00pm EST

Toronto VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00PM


Screening - 1917 (Vancouver)
When: Wed Dec 18, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST

Vancouver VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917
Please RSVP below
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00PM


Screening - 1917 (New York)
When: Sun Dec 15, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

New York VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Sunday, Dec
ember 15, 2019 at 8:00PM


Screening - 1917 (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


SYD - ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD Screening
When: Sat Dec 14, 2019 02:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 14th December
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognise anymore.

The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 161 minutes

For more information here


ADL - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 15 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

Please note: this will be a security screening. Please allow time for cloaking of mobile phones.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


VES Georgia December “Holiday Hangout”
When: Thu Dec 12, 2019 07:00pm to 09:30pm EST
VES GA DEC 2019 Hangout

VES Georgia December “Holiday Hangout” – Thursday, December 12th 7-9:30 pm.

Come enjoy the holidays at Meehan’s Public House in Vinings with your visual effects colleagues at this casual meet-up. Network and enhance the VES community bond. Bring a co-worker or two. Come as you are…Pay your own way.

No RSVP needed. Just ask at the entrance to be guided to the other VES members in attendance.

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VES Georgia Board of Managers and Events Committee


Screening - BLOOD MACHINES (Paris)
When: Thu Dec 19, 2019 07:30pm to 09:30pm CET

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of BLOOD MACHINES

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30PM


Screening - 25th Anniversary TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT + Todd Masters Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jan 13, 2020 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST

MastersFX Presents a Celebration of Practical Effects with a Special Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Screening of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT followed by a discussion with Todd Masters and others to be announced.

Click here to RSVP (Space is limited, so please sign up soon)
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00PM
Arclight (Cinerama Dome) Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Todd Masters and His Special Guests will reflect on the making of this iconic movie with “tales” of the challenges of the practical effects, and how they integrated with the live action performances. Never before seen slides from behind-the-scenes of the making of DEMON KNIGHT will also be presented!

For more information, please call Dan Harary at Asbury PR Agency at (310) 859-1831


MEL - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Screening
When: Tue Dec 10, 2019 06:30pm to 09:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 10th December
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognise anymore.

The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 161 minutes

For more information here


VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00pm to 11:30pm PST

Join us at the VES Bake-Off After-Party!
Immediately after the AMPAS Bake-Off, please join us for the VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party for fun, friends, food and libations at Via Alloro restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
VES Bake-Off After-Party 9:00PM to 11:30PM

**The Academy’s VFX Bake-Off is a separate event and handled through AMPAS.

Via Alloro (less than a mile from the Academy’s Goldwyn Theater).
301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Complimentary Valet Parking is available at the restaurant.

Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferableAll tickets are sold individually. Space is limited and this event will sell out, please get your tickets NOW!

Member Ticket Price = $65.00
Non-Member Ticket Price = $125.00

We look forward to celebrating with our members and colleagues from around the globe and making this a festive international gathering!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please click here and contact Nancy Ward at (818) 981-7861 by Friday, December 13.


MEL - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


VES Stuttgart Christmas Get Together
When: Wed Dec 04, 2019 07:00pm to 12:00am CET

We invite our VES members and one of their guests to join us in our Christmas Get Together at the California Bounge!

Drinks are on us, until the budget lasts! 😉 We are looking forward to see you all and have fun together!

Please RSVP here!


ADL - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 09:45am to 12:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8th December
Time: 9.45am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpicutres.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

N.b. This will be a security screening. Please allow time for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

N.b. this will be a security screening. Please arrive early to allow for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

For more information, please visit: here
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

These are private screenings with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 03:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 7 December
Time: 3.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

N.b. this will be a security screening. Please arrive early to allow for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

For more information, please visit: here
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

These are private screenings with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 7 December
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


Sydney VES Holiday Mixer
When: Thu Dec 12, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm PST

Come join your friends from the VES for our Annual Sydney Holiday Mixer

Venue: The Clock Hotel, 470 Crown St, Surry Hills

Date: Thursday 12th December

Time: 6pm onwards

RSVP  via VES Website (after login)


VES Montreal présente MEGA PARTY 2019
When: Thu Dec 05, 2019 07:00pm to 02:00am PST

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VES Montreal présente MEGA PARTY 2019

VES Montréal invite tous les personnes dans l’industrie VFX à la Mega Party Annuelle au Theatre Plaza va être en feu! Préparez-vous à faire la fête avec les plus remarquables acteurs des effets visuels et de l’animation de MTL.

Voici quelques points importants:
* DJ Franssu en tête d’affiche
* Espace fête de deux étages
* Choisissez votre scène: Piste de danse et / ou regarder par-dessus tout sur la mezzanine
* Cocktail d’entrée pour les premiers arrivées
* Deux bars
* Snacks: Vous pourrez goûter au produit de Uniburgers (option Végétarien est inclus).
* Le populaire photomaton VES
* Prix à gagner!
* Bracelets VIP

Admission générale et options de billets pour membres VES (VIP) consulter l’email envoyé il y a quelques jours.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ves-2019-mega-party-tickets-82548315233 Utiliser le code: VESGEN19 pour vous enregistrer.

FAQ’s:

Quelles sont mes options de transport / stationnement pour aller à l’événement?
Metro Beaubien / Bus / Uber / Street Parking

Que puis-je apporter à l’événement?
collègues, conjoints et amis

Puis-je contacter l’organisateur pour toute question?
Oui, et nous ferons de notre mieux pour vous répondre rapidement

Dois-je apporter mon billet imprimé à l’événement?
Oui, et / ou option numérique sur votre application Eventbrite

Merci aux généreux commanditaires et membres de notre organisation. Venez nous rejoindre pour une soirée amusante!

** S’il vous plaît confirmer votre présence pour cet événement tôt. Le nombre de billet est limité ! **

VES Montreal is inviting you to our annual Mega Party at The Theatre Plaza and it will be pumping! Get ready to party to some of the hottest dance tracks and rubbing shoulders with MTL’s most notable visual effects and animation movers and shakers.

Here are some of the highlights:
* Headlining DJ Franssu who spinning today’s hottest dance music
* Two story party space equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting
* Choose your scene: Dance Floor and/or looking over it all with Loft Seating
* Early Cocktail – First 100 Arrivals
* Two Premium Cash Bars
* Snacks: Uniburgers before the raffle so everyone can grab a bite (veggie option included).
* The popular VES Photo Booth
* Prizes to Win!
* VIP Wristbands

General Admission and (VIP) VES Member Ticket Options. Check your previous email wit the General Admission and (VIP) VES Member Ticket Options

FAQ’s:

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Metro Beaubien / Bus / Uber / Street Parking

What can I bring into the event?
Co-Workers, Spouses and Friends!

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes, and will do our best to answer in a timely manner

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, and/or digital option on your Eventbrite App

Thanks to the generous sponsors and members of our organization. Come join us for a fun filled night!

** Please RSVP for this event early as it will sell out! **

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ves-2019-mega-party-tickets-82548315233 Use the code VESGEN19 to register.


MEL - KNIVES OUT Screening
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 07:45pm to 09:45pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and a guest are invited to a screening of Lionsgate’s KNIVES OUT.

Screening Details
Sunday, Dec 3 at 7:45 PM
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Please RSVP using the form below.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


SYD - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


MEL - WAVES Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - WAVES Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - WAVES Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 02:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - UNCUT GEMS Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of UNCUT GEMS.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Please note: this will be a security screening.

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (New York)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 02:00pm to 06:30pm EST

New York VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a live interactive Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00PM


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a live interactive Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM

 


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.) There will also be a reception off of the lobby of the theater immediately after the discussion.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM


Vancouver Judging 2020
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 08:30am to 02:00pm

 

 

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020

MEET, GREET, AND VOTE! A CALL FOR JUDGES!

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 here. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event will be held on Saturday, January 4. 2020 around the globe. In Vancouver the event will be held at a local facility from 8.30 am ( Judges breakfast ) to around 2 pm.

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

https://visualeffectssociety.com/ves-awards-nomination-judging-2020/

 


VES NY Annual Holiday Party 2019
When: Fri Dec 06, 2019 07:00pm to 11:00pm EST

This is a 21 and over event.

VES Members: If you would like to signup for this event, please log in to RSVP. Attendee #1 is the VES member  / Attendee #2 is the VES member’s guest. RSVPS for non-members are now closed


The LA Section Vision Committee invites you to an evening showcasing Realtime VFX Copy
When: Wed Feb 19, 2020 06:00pm to 09:00pm PST

The Third Floor is  excited to discuss how they have enhanced their real-time workflow by integrating game engine.

During the showcase, they will be demonstrating a range of tools that allow filmmakers to make the most of working in engine:
1. Pathfinder – our virtual scouting tool
2. AR Apps – virtual planning tools
3. Wireless iPad Virtual Camera
4. Discussion around our unreal workflow, its advantages to filmmakers and the VFX community

Hollywood's Women in Filmmaking
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 06:00pm to 08:00pm PST

Join the VES Los Angeles, Women in Animation, and Women in Film at The Third Floor visualization studio, for an illuminating discussion about elevating women into higher above-the-line and creative decision-making roles in the media. 

Tuesday, December 3rd
6:00pm: Registration & Networking
7:30pm: Panel

PANELISTS INCLUDE
Alison Mann – VP Creative Strategy – Sony Animation – MC 
Connie Thompson – Producer – Warner Bros. Animation 
Kaitlyn Yang – VFX Supervisor – Alpha Studios 
Shannon Justinson – Previs Supervisor – The Third Floor 

The Third Floor

5700 Wilshire Blvd #650, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Light refreshments provided. 

Please sign-up on this page, and bring a friend/colleague/student, or two!

Free with RSVP. Must be on guest list to attend. Validated parking available in the building for VES members

 


ADL Event: South Australian Film & TV Guilds Christmas Catch Up
When: Thu Dec 19, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm ACDT

It’s time to celebrate all the great things we do here in South Australia…together. 

On behalf of the ASE (Australian Screen Editors) and VES (Visual Effects Society) please join us for a casual end of year Christmas catch up. Post past, grab a drink and share a conversation with a diverse range of industry colleagues. Entry is free with drinks and food available for purchase.

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


MEL - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 03:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 3.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road. A 50% discount voucher can be obtained.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Please note: this will be a security screening.

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - INVISIBLE LIFE Screening
When: Tue Nov 26, 2019 06:00pm to 08:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of INVISIBLE LIFE.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 6pm start
Location: Palace Central Cinemas (Cinema 11), Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of being finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 139 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - LES MISÉRABLES Screening
When: Thu Nov 28, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios and ANZ distributor Rialto Distribution we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Les Misérables.

Screening Details
When: Thursday 28th November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 102 minutes

Rialto Distribution will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (New Zealand)
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:00am to 01:43pm UTC+13

VES Members and Their Families in New Zealand are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Sunday, December 1, 2019 (11AM snacks and fun! Film starts 12:00PM)


Screening - FROZEN 2 (Mumbai)
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 04:00pm to 05:43pm UTC+5.5

VES India Members in Mumbai and Up to 4 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)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4:00PM
(Please arrive at 3:30PM for a 4:00PM start)