Visual Effects Society Accepting Submissions for Student Award

The Visual Effects Society is accepting submissions for its annual Student Award.

“This is the third year Autodesk is supporting this pioneering award,” said Stig Gruman, vp of Autodesk Digital Entertainment. “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.”

The nod recognizes outstanding achievement in visual effects on any project that was created by a student or group of students while attending an accredited school.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30, and the winning student will receive the honor at the ninth annual VES Awards Show set for Jan. 28 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.

The winning student will be provided with free airfare and two nights’ 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.

Ray Harryhausen will receive this year’s VES Lifetime Achievement Award.