The Visual Effects Society (VES) and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011
November 3, 2010

The Visual Effects Society (VES) and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011

Los Angeles, Calif.– VES is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in entertainment software. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2010, and the winning student will receive the award live at the 9th Annual VES Awards Show, to be held on January 28, 2011 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The student award is to recognize outstanding achievement in visual effects on any project that was created by a student or group of students while attending an accredited school. Qualified students at schools from all over the world are encouraged to send in their submissions before the November 30, 2010 deadline. The winning student will be provided with free airfare from anywhere around the world, two night’s accommodation to attend the show, and one license of either the Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium or the Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 3D visual effects software, at no cost (both Suites include Autodesk MotionBuilder and Autodesk Mudbox, the Premium Suite also includes Autodesk Softimage). Rules and Procedures can be found at

“We are very pleased to work with our partner, Autodesk, to be able to offer the opportunity to students around the globe to get their work out in front of the top visual effects mavens and executives in the world,” says Jeffrey A. Okun, chair of the VES. “It is something that should not be missed.”

“This is the third year Autodesk is supporting this pioneering award. We’re committed to helping the next generation of filmmakers, and awarding these young artists for their innovation is an integral part of our student community outreach,” said Stig Gruman, vice president, Autodesk Digital Entertainment.”

The annual VES Awards show honors the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games.

Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visual effects artists and celebrities as the VES honored James Cameron with its Lifetime Achievement Award. For the upcoming awards, VES will honor Ray Harryhausen with the Lifetime Achievement Award.