Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, animators, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.
Consisting of a diverse group of over 3,700 members in more than 35 countries.
The Visual Effects Society is a professional, honorary society and
Since 2002, the VES Awards has honored film, television, commercials, music videos and video games. Recipients are honored with a statue, manufactured by New York firm, Society Awards.



An * denotes a film that also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.


In 2007, the Visual Effects Society unveiled their list of the 50 most influential films in visual effects. Due to ties, there were actually 51 films in the list. The films were:
In 2017, an additional 21 films were added to the list: