+ Eric Roth, Executive Director of the Visual Effects Society (VES), announced today the results of the VES50: The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time, which was determined by a vote of VES members. The VES 50 is the backdrop of the 2007 VES Festival of Visual Effects, which will take place the weekend of June7-10 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The Festival kicks off with an Opening Night Party at 7:30 pm Thursday,6/7/2007. From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Visual FX pros and fans will have the opportunity to attend discussion panels with industry leaders and legends, screenings of past and present films and the presentation of the VES 50; The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time.
THE VES 50 ARE:
1. Star Wars (1977)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (tie)
3. The Matrix (1999) (tie)
5. Jurassic Park (1993)
6. Tron (1982)
7. King Kong (1933)
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
9. Alien (1979)
10. The Abyss (1989)
11. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
12. Metropolis (1927) .........check full list!
The full schedule and information on buying festival passes or tickets to individual events is available at the official website for the 2007 VES Festival of Visual Effects, http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/vesFestival.cfm or by contacting theVES office at 818-981-7861 or info[@]visualeffectssociety.com.
Labels: Animation - Vfx, competition