The 2012 Vimeo Awards ceremony was held last night in New York, with 13 winning films announced, chosen from over 14,000 entries. The winner of the Grand Prize was Symmetry, a sweet film directed by Everynone, which looks at moments of harmony in life, from the predictable to the unexpected.
Everynone also picked up the award in the Lyrical category for Symmetry, which is shown above. The other 12 winners are shown below; these were picked by panels of three judges per category. Among the judges this year were actor/director/general polymath James Franco, director Edgar Wright, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, and MoMA’s Barbara London. For a full list of judges, see here.
Action Sports: Dark Side of the Lens by Astray Films
Advertising: K-Swiss; Kenny Powers – MFCEO by Caviar
Animation: Umbra by Malcolm Sutherland
Captured: Sweatshoppe Video Painting Europe by Sweatshoppe
Documentary: Amar (All Great Achievements Require Time) by Pilgrim Films
Experimental: Prie Dieu by Cokau
Fashion: Mulberry, Skirt by Amanda Boyle
Motion Graphics: A History of the Title Sequence by Jurjen Versteeg
Music Video: Manchester Orchestra; Simple Math by Daniels
Narrative: BLINKY by Ruairi Robinson
Series: Often Awesome The Series by All Aces Media
Remix: Rear Window Timelapse by Jeff Desom
All category winners received grants of $5,000, while the Grand Prize Winner received an additional grant of $25,000. The Vimeo Awards are followed by the Vimeo Festival, which takes place today and tomorrow in New York, where a range of industry luminaries will be speaking. Visit vimeo.com/awards/festival for more info.