Vimeo, the video hosting site, will announce the 20
finalists in the nine categories of its first ever Festival and Awards at a special event taking place September 10 in
Amsterdam. The finalists will then be viewable online through Vimeo.
Vimeo says over 6500 videos have been submitted to the
contest. The top 20 finalists in each category will be evaluated by a panel of
judges who will then select a winner in each category. Among the judges are
designer Neville Brody (Experimental category); documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Documentary
category); director Roman Coppola (Music Video category) and photographer
Vincent Laforet (Narrative category).
The grand prize winner, chosen from among the nine category winners, will receive a $25,000 grant towards a new video project.
The winners will be announced during the two-day Vimeo
Festival, taking place in New York October 8 and 9.
Planning to be in Amsterdam on September 10? Be sure to RSVP via Vimeo before turning up at the Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis for the party: vimeo.com/awards/invite
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