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December 13, 2011

Looking for Cash Prizes + Exposure for Your Videos? Vimeo Festival + Awards Now Open for Submissions

The 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards are now open for entries. Divided into 13 categories, with each category winner receiving a $5k grant and one lucky winner receiving $25k, the submissions period runs until February 20, 2012. English (or English-subtitled) videos that premiered after July 31, 2010 are eligible. The launch trailer, and details:

Contest details, straight from Vimeo:

  • Submissions will be accepted from December 13, 2011 through February 20, 2012.
  • There is a $20 (U.S.) submission fee per video. The submission fee is $5 for Vimeo Plus and PRO members.
  • 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. Videos that premiered online before July 31, 2010 are not eligible for submission.
  • All entries must comply with the Official Rules of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. (We're typically not big fans of rules, but it's really important that you read these.)
  • All submissions must be entered through www.vimeo.com/awards.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Are based upon an interesting concept;
  • Are innovative;
  • Are well crafted; and
  • Create an emotional resonance.

Link: Vimeo Awards

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12 Comments

Awesome. I'm in with my upcoming two entrees. . . !

December 13, 2011

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No David Lynch? :'(

December 13, 2011

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maghoxfr

cue the flood of mediocre dslr shorts

December 13, 2011

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John Jeffreys

nice john, nice positive comment,

I am gonna aim to get a short in for this. I plan on using my 7D. Hopefully it wont be mediocre.

December 14, 2011

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Peter

He was probably born knowing how to shoot good movies. :)

For a website called NoFilmSchool (and it's educative aim), there sure are a load of pretentious folks commenting around here.

December 14, 2011

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;)

December 15, 2011

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Waweraw

Make sure to hide your terrible audio with cheesy stock music, kids

December 15, 2011

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John Jeffreys

Or just let the audio guy do the audio. I'm not a kid

December 16, 2011

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Peter kelly

Or have the audio done by a good soundman and use a custom score. :)

December 16, 2011

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Twat

December 16, 2011

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Matt

Feb 20th. Good. Better get my two lil' projects going.

December 14, 2011

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The official rules contain this statement:

"When you submit your Submission online via a new upload, the Submission will be designated "public" and will not be publicly viewable unless you choose to make it private."

I wonder if they mean it *will* be publicly viewable unless you choose to make it private.

I tried to find an email address to alert them of this but, alas, niet (as Fyodor Dostoyevsky would say).

December 14, 2011

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Julio Alvarez