First-Ever Vimeo® Festival & Awards Celebrates Creative Online Video and Opens for Awards Submission
Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC , opened the submissions window today for the Vimeo Awards, which honors creative and original online videos and the people that create them.
Starting today, people around the world can submit their videos for consideration across nine judged categories. The judges will choose the Best Online Video from the top videos in each category, and that winner will receive a $25,000 grant to produce new work. Videos must have debuted online within the past two years to be considered. Vimeo will announce the winners during an awards ceremony at the close of its two-day festival on October 8-9 in New York City. Additionally, Vimeo will preview some of the finalists' work at a screening event in Amsterdam in September.
"The Vimeo Festival & Awards is an acknowledgement of--and showcase for-- the unprecedented level of creativity, skill and innovation coming from online video today," said Dae Mellencamp, Vimeo's General Manager. "We believe that the awards will not only honor the best work but, by pairing it with a festival, will also bring creative online communities together to learn from and be inspired by each other."