Vimeo_festival_awards_banner-224x110The winners of the 2012 Vimeo Festival have been announced, and unlike a regular film festival, where it could be months before you get to see the films of the winners, you can watch the videos right now embedded below. Philip Bloom, a presenter at the 2012 show, put together the list of winners and also embedded them on his site. Just because you haven't seen any good videos on Vimeo lately, doesn't mean they don't exist. Even if you're not a fan of all of them (hopefully at least one of them), they are still of a higher quality which many of us should aspire to.

Lyrical and Grand Prize Winner - Symmetry by Everynone

Narrative Winner - Blinky™ from Ruairi Robinson

Documentary Winner - Amar (all great achievements require time) from Pilgrim Films

Music Video Winner - Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math” by DANIELS

Animation Winner - Umbra (HD – 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland

Fashion Winner - Mulberry ‘Skirt’ by Academy Plus (A+)

Action Sports Winner - DARK SIDE OF THE LENS by Astray Films

Captured Winner - SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe by SWEATSHOPPE

Remix Winner - Rear Window Timelapse by Jeff Desom

Experimental Winner - Prie Dieu by Cokau

Motion Graphics Winner - A History Of The Title Sequence by jurjen versteeg

Advertising Winner - K-Swiss – Kenny Powers MFCEO by Caviar

Series Winner - Often Awesome The Series by All Aces Media

We all know by now that you don't need a budget anymore to make an interesting piece of work (though it can certainly help). Creativity and a drive to succeed will go a long way to furthering your career and setting you on the right path. Vimeo is a great community of filmmakers and artists who are passionate about the craft, and the festival is a culmination of months and years of hard work and dedication from professionals and amateurs alike.

[via Philip Bloom]