Membership Benefits2024-05-21T16:29:09-07:00

Membership Benefits

Global Recognition
The distinction of being among the leading artists, innovators, practitioners and executives who are creating and advancing visionary VFX work worldwide.

Fabulous Networking
As a part of a global network of more than 5,000 members in 50 countries, enjoy access to peer-to-peer online and in-person discussion forums; hear the latest trends, advances and production news; and build important professional and social relationships.

Valuable Resources
Access to educational programs from practical skill-building workshops to cutting-edge technology demos to an online library of video tutorials and presentations by industry experts.

Outstanding Programs
Invitations to members’ only events, including exclusive film screenings, panel discussions and opportunities to attend galvanizing annual events including the prestigious VES Awards.

Leadership Opportunities
Help guide the future of the VES and contribute to advancing the field by volunteering for a VES Committee, mentoring students or ultimately running for elected office at the Section or international Board of Directors level.

Exclusive Savings

  • Opportunity to participate in the VES Member Assistance Program by Telus – a confidential support service that can help you manage all of life’s complexities around the world, 24/7 at no cost to you.
  • Opportunity to purchase VES Healthcare coverage in US at competitive rates for individuals and small businesses
  • Opportunity to purchase Canadian supplemental/disability insurance (in every province except Quebec)
  • Free and discounted publications
  • Awards season digital/Blu-ray/DVD studio screeners
  • Discounts on VES Awards Show tickets and VES Awards submissions
  • Discounts on select industry conferences, programs and special events
  • Discounts on business and educational services

Below are some additional member benefits such as health care, business, education, publications, screenings, and member discounts. Download 2024 VES Member Benefits Flyer.

  • Hundreds of free VES screenings of first-run features in various Sections around the world throughout the year
  • Awards Season studio screenings of their projects for your awards consideration during the fourth quarter of the current year into the first quarter of the following year
  • Awards Season streaming/Blu-ray/DVD Studio Screeners – Studios determine which screeners are sent out, in which format, and whether or not to send out screeners worldwide or just to members in the US

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  • VES Awards Show – member discount for up to 2 tickets
  • VES Award Submissions – 25% to 100%
  • VES members save 20% Commission when buying or selling real estate with Keller Williams. Click here for more information