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2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards: Last Day To Submit + New Judges Added

Today — February 20, 2012 — is the last day to submit your work to the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards. The submission process is simple, and if you already have your work hosted on Vimeo, and if you have an existing paypal account, this is an easy-breezy process that takes minutes.

Entrants can submit any original work as long as it premiered online between July 31, 2010 and February 20, 2012, or any original work that has never premiered anywhere.  The winner of each category receives a grant of $5,000 and the Grand Prize winner receives a $25,000 grant to produce new work.

Click here to submit. You have until 11:59pm on 2.20.2012.

It was recently announced that Peter Greenaway (A Zed & Two Noughts, 1985) will be a judge of the experimental category, and Steve James (Hoop Dreams, 1994, The Interrupters, 2011) will judge the documentary category.

The panel consists of three judges per category across 13 categories, and includes actor and director James Franco; Parks and Recreation Star Aziz Ansari, 2012 Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker; Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright; snowboard superstar Travis Rice; Thierry Mugler and UNIQLO creative director Nicola Formichetti; Shelly Page of DreamWorks Animation; Barbara London of The Museum of Modern Art; advertising legend David Droga; and many more.

The current list of judges includes:

Action Sports








Motion Graphics

Music Video


Original Series




7 Question Interview with Jeremy Boxer, Vimeo Festival

2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards

1 Comment

  • Jack says:

    Yet again disqualified in the narrative category because I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to tell an awesome story in under 90 minutes. Specifically, 93 minutes, eerily the TRT of BOTH my features; thought my second was going to be like three hours.

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