David Knight - 21st July 2010

The submissions deadline for the first Vimeo Festival and Awards, to be held in New York in October, is less than two weeks away. Prospective entrants have until July 31st to submit their work to this new event which seeks to honour the best in online video in its various forms - including music video.

Entrants can submit any original work as long as it has premiered online between June 3, 2008 and July 30, 2010 - or has never been premiered anywhere - in one of the following categories: Narrative; Documentary; Animation; Experimental; Music Video; Motion Graphics; Remix; Captured; Original Series; and the best overall from all categories, the Vimeo Award - which comes with a $25,000 grant to produce new work.

Judges for the awards include David Lynch, Morgan Spurlock, Roman Coppola, DJ Spooky, Neville Brody, Shane Walter and many more.

The submission fee is US$20 - $5 for Vimeo Plus members. A full list of judges, submission criteria and entry forms are available at the VFA website - where it is also possible to nominate favourite work by other people for entry.

The festival and awards show itself will be held in New York City on October 8th and 9th. Vimeo also asked a few of its community members to create promos for the festival and awards. You can see the results, by the likes of Eric Power, Chris Crutchfield, Malcolm Sutherland and others here.

David Knight - 21st July 2010

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