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.

Here's a video they created about the awards show:

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