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Vimeo Announces Vimeo Awards Winners

The Vimeo Festival + Awards has announced the winners of its first annual competition last night in New York. From the press release:

A distinguished panel of judges — including M.I.A., David Lynch, Roman Coppola, Ted Hope, Lucy Walker, and Morgan Spurlock, to name a few — chose the winners from more than 6,500 entries submitted from around the world. Legendary cult Director David Lynch, who judged the Experimental Category of the Festival commented, “The quality of films I watched for the Vimeo Festival was A Number One.”

Roman Coppola, film Director and founder and owner of The Directors Bureau, who judged the Music Video Category of the Festival added, “There is some really inventive stuff out there and I appreciated having a window into the creative work that people are producing.”

The winners in the nine categories are as follows.

Narrative: “Thrush” by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Documentary: “Last Minutes with ODEN” by Phos Pictures
Music Video: “Liars ‘Scissor'” by Andy Bruntel
Animation: “Between Bears” by Eran Hilleli
Original Series: “Break-ups The Series” by Ted Tremper
Experimental: “oops” by Chris Beckman
Motion Graphics: “TRIANGLE” by Onur Senturk
Captured: “Fluid Sculpture” by Charlie Bucket
Remix: “BREAKDOWN the video” by Kasumi

The best video went to the heartbreaker (especially if you are a pet owner and lover) “Last Minutes with Oden” (above). Quoting from the press release, it “chronicles the last minutes of a dog, Oden, who loses his struggle with cancer. It is a deeply personal story, told from the perspective of Oden’s owner Jason Wood. The film was shot using a Canon 7D by Directors of Photography Luke Korver and Matt Taylor. Vimeo awarded them with the Best Video Award along with a grant of $25,000 for the purpose of making a new, original work.”

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

Here’s “Thrush,” the narrative winner, which tells the story of an entire relationship through still photographs.

Thrush from Gabriel Bisset-Smith on Vimeo.

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