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The Visual Effects Society is now accepting submissions for the 12th annual VES Student award sponsored by Autodesk! Find out how you can get exposure to the top artists in the industry, win the Autodesk® Ultimate Entertainment Creation Suite® and a trip to Hollywood for the awards ceremony by visiting the VES Website for entry details and rules.

Autodesk® is proud to be the official sponsor of the VES Student Award for the 5th year. Join us in celebrating the talented artists nominated for this year's award. Check out their phenomenal projects, learn about VES Awards nominees in other categories and view work by previous Student Award winners.

Each year, the VES Awards recognize exceptional work by students worldwide. This year's submissions continue to break new boundaries and bring us a wide range of eye-catching visuals to explore. Congratulations to this year's nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project. Check out their amazing creative work below.

For the press release of the 11th Annual VES Awards, click here.

11th Annual VES Awards Winner: "Natalis", Filmakademie, Germany

Chris Bradswaw VP Autodesk Media and Entertainment and Jan-Marcel Kühn Student from Filmakadamie


Daniel Brkovic

David Kirchner

Jan-Marcel Kühn

Sascha Geddert

Johannes Peter

Patrick Schuler

Philipp Wolf

Kyra Buschor

Anna Habermehl

Constantin Päplow

Michael Balthazart

Raphaël Gaudin

Clément Granjon De Lepinay

Quentin Sauvinet


The Annual VES Awards tribute outstanding visual effects work across 23 categories of film, animation, broadcast programs, commercials, special venues and video games.

2012 - a.maize
VES Winner - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project for a.maize by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper, and Florian Wittmann.
2011 - LOOM
VES Winner - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project for LOOM by Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Regina Welker, Filmakademie, Baden-Württemberg.
2010 - They Will Come to Town
VES Winner - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project for They Will Come to Town by Thilo Ewers, Filmakademie, Baden-Württemberg.
2009 - PLASTIC
VES Winner - Outstanding Effects in a Student Project for "PLASTIC - Transformation Sequence," by Sandy Widyanata and Courtney Wise, Australian Film Television and Radio School.