Logo_vfa_adThe 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards submission deadline is February 20th, 2012.  Judging from previous years, it looks like it has been a great event, and this year is shaping up to be another interesting outing.  Not only are the prizes enticing ($5k grant per category, $25k grant for the grand prize winner), but they have a great line-up of judges - folks like Philip Bloom, Steve James and Edgar Wright. If you’re looking to get pumped up as you prep your submission (which can be any original work that has premiered online after July 31, 2010, or hasn't premiered at all), check out the 2010 "Best Video" winner and other goodies from past editions:

"Last Minutes with ODEN" by Eliot Rausch - 2010 "Best Video" winner:

You can see more winning videos from last year here, and feel free to check out videos of previous panel discussions and presentations here. Koo liveblogged Ted Hope and Brian Newman's "making it happen" panel, video highlights of which are available here. Other presentations are available on topics like transmedia, such as this one by Lance Weiler (who has been mentioned on this blog plenty of times):

If you'd like to submit to this year's festival, the deadline is Monday (February 20th).

Link: 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards

[via Vimeo Staff Blog]