Submissions Open for Second Vimeo Festival + Awards

Submissions Open for Second Vimeo Festival + Awards

Vimeo has now opened its doors for submissions for the second Vimeo Festival + Awards, which takes place next summer in New York City, celebrating the best original videos online.

From now until February 20th 2012, filmmakers can submit their works for consideration in one of thirteen different categories – including Music Video. Four more categories have been added for the new event: Fashion, Action Sports, Advertising and Lyrical have been added to the original nine categories. Vimeo will award Grants of $5,000 to all of the category winners as well as awarding a Grant of $25,000 for the Grand Prize winner.

Prestigious jury members have already been announced to sit on the jury deciding the winners of the newest categories: Stacy Peralta for Action Sports, David Droga for Advertising, Nick Knight for Fashion, and Phillip Bloom for Lyrical. Vimeo plans to announce the full jury in January.

Submissions to the second Vimeo Festival + Awards cost $20 (U.S.) fee per video ($5 for Vimeo Plus and PRO members), and entrants can submit any original work that premiered anywhere online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012 or any original work that has never been premiered before, here.

“Since our inaugural event [in October 2010], we have watched online video explode into a primary medium for new talent discovery,” says Jeremy Boxer, Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. “More and more creators earn visibility, credibility and, ultimately, work by showcasing their videos online. We created the Vimeo Festival + Awards to celebrate the best of the best of these videos.”

More information on the Vimeo Festival + Awards, including the full list of the video categories being honoured, can be found at www.vimeo.com/awards.

The Second Annual Vimeo Festival + Awards Are Now Open For Submissions

The Second Annual Vimeo Festival + Awards Are Now Open For Submissions

YouTube gets an awful lot of press around here, and generally that’s for good reason–they’re huge. But Vimeo is also huge (just maybe not as big when placed side-by-side with YouTube). And Vimeo has a uniquely artistic community that is passionate, supportive, critical, and engaged. In advance of the second Vimeo Festival+ Awards, which celebrate “the most creative and original videos online and the individuals that make them,” Vimeo has put out the call for submissions.

The Vimeo Festival+ Awards are more than just an honor. They also come with Grants of $5000 to all the category winners and $25,000 for the Grand Prize winner.

“Since our inaugural event, we have watched online video explode into a primary medium for new talent discovery,” said Jeremy Boxer, Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. “More and more creators earn visibility, credibility and, ultimately, work by showcasing their videos online. We created the Vimeo Festival + Awards to celebrate the best of the best of these videos.”

Filmmakers are not only allowed to submit their own works, they’re encouraged to do so.

The Vimeo Festival+ Awards

This year there are a few new categories as well, to represent the ever growing and shifting online video landscape. Here’s a full list of the award categories:

  • Advertising (new)
  • Action Sports (new)
  • Fashion (new)
  • Lyrical (new)
  • Narrative
  • Experimental
  • Animation
  • Captured
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music Video
  • Series
  • Documentary
  • Remix

Go to Vimeo’s special Awards page to find out more information, and to the Submit page if you’re ready to put yourself up for an award.

Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012

Vimeo Festival and Awards 2012

Vimeo, the video-hosting service, has opened submissions for their second Vimeo Festival and Awards, which “celebrates the most creative and original videos online and the individuals that make them”. Vimeo will award grants of $5,000 to all of the category winners as well as awarding a grant of $25,000 for the Grand Prize winner. There are 13 different categories, each of them to be judged separately, including categories for experimental and lyrical films (click on the links for a description and criteria of each category). An independent jury will judge the entries, which will include the category winners from last edition as well as two industry experts per category. Submissions are open until next February 20, 2012.

You can read a small interview to Jeremy Boxer, director of the festival, in the DINCA blog.

The winners of the previous edition were:

Experimental: “oops” by Chris Beckman
Narrative: “Thrush” by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Documentary: “Last Minutes with ODEN” by Eliot Rausch
Music Video: “Liars ‘Scissor’” by Andy Bruntel
Animation: “Between Bears” by Eran Hilleli
Original Series: “Break-ups The Series” by Ted Tremper
Motion Graphics: “TRIANGLE” by Onur Senturk
Captured: “Fluid Sculpture”by Charlie Bucket
Remix: “BREAKDOWN the video” by Kasumi

Vimeo will accept submissions from December 13, 2011 through February 20, 2012 for a $20 (U.S.) fee per video ($5 for Vimeo Plus and PRO members) at www.vimeo.com/awards. Entrants can submit any original work that premiered anywhere online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012 or has never been premiered before. All entries must comply with the Official Rules of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. For more information on the Vimeo Festival + Awards, please visit www.vimeo.com/awards.

Calling DIY Video Makers: Vimeo Festival + Awards Rides Again

Calling DIY Video Makers: Vimeo Festival + Awards Rides Again

Original Article

Organizers for Vimeo Festival + Awards are looking for a fresh wave of weird and beautiful short films. The video site on Tuesday invited DIY filmmakers to submit work in 13 categories through Feb. 20.

Entries at last year’s inaugural event included cryptic experimental piece Peripetics, embedded above; stunning Canadian narrative Nuit Blanche; and zany motion-graphics short Instrumental Video Nine.

The Vimeo Festival + Award submission fee is $20. What’s at stake? Winners in each genre — including new categories Action Sports, Advertising, Fashion and Lyrical — receive $5,000, with $25,000 set aside for the best-in-show grand prize. Exposure can also lead to paying gigs, according to festival director Jeremy Boxer.

“More and more creators earn visibility, credibility and, ultimately, work by showcasing their videos online,” he said in a statement. “We created the Vimeo Festival + Awards to celebrate the best of the best of these videos.”

Submissions Now Open For Second Annual Vimeo Festival Awards ($25,000 Grand Prize)

Submissions Now Open For Second Annual Vimeo Festival Awards ($25,000 Grand Prize)

Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], opened submissions today for the second Vimeo Festival + Awards, which celebrates the most creative and original videos online, as well as the individuals who make them.

Vimeo will award Grants of $5,000 to all of the category winners as well as awarding a Grant of $25,000 for the Grand Prize winner.

“Since our inaugural event, we have watched online video explode into a primary medium for new talent discovery,” said Jeremy Boxer, Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards.

“More and more creators earn visibility, credibility and, ultimately, work by showcasing their videos online.

We created the Vimeo Festival + Awards to celebrate the best of the best of these videos.”

Beginning today through February 20, 2012, filmmakers can submit their works for consideration in one of 13 different judged categories.

With the continued exponential growth of quality online video, Vimeo is recognizing four new categories:

· Fashion: Fashion photographers are exploring creative filmmaking, blurring the line between fashion and art. Similarly, designers are able to bring to life the mood and inspiration behind their collections in greater detail and with more emotion than through still photos.

· Action Sports: As lightweight, durable, and wearable HD cameras have become more accessible, adventurers, athletes, and documentarians can go anywhere while filming it all.

· Advertising: Due to the high volume of content online, advertisers have been forced to become increasingly creative in order to reach audiences. As a result, many people now seek out commercial films as standalone entertainment.

· Lyrical: This category celebrates videos that showcase the natural world or personal experience using a dramatic creative style. With filmmaking techniques such as slow motion and time lapse now increasingly available, these videos provide thought-provoking and oftentimes heart-wrenching windows into other people’s worlds.

A full list of the video categories can be found at www.vimeo.com/awards. An independent jury will judge entries, which includes all of the category winners from 2010 as well as two industry luminaries/experts per category.

Vimeo released the following jury members for its newest categories: Stacy Peralta for Action Sports, David Droga for Advertising, Nick Knight for Fashion, and Phillip Bloom for Lyrical.

Vimeo plans to release the full jury in January.

Vimeo will accept submissions from December 13, 2011 through February 20, 2012 for a $20 (U.S.) fee per video ($5 for Vimeo Plus and PRO members) at www.vimeo.com/awards.

Entrants can submit any original work that premiered anywhere online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012 or any original work that has never been premiered before.

All entries must comply with the Official Rules of the Vimeo Festival + Awards.

For more information on the Vimeo Festival + Awards, please visit www.vimeo.com/awards.