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on Apr 20, 2012

We’re entering the final week of voting for the 2012 Vimeo Awards. Over at the Vimeo site are 12 videos each in categories ranging from Narrative to Documentary, Romance to Experimental, Lyrical to Captured. Voting is open until April 30, and you can vote once a day per category. “Each category will be evaluated by a mix of industry experts in that category and the category winner from the 2010 Awards, taking into account the community vote,” Vimeo says, so that means your vote will be mixed in with the opinions of judges like Philip Bloom, Lucy Walker, Ted Hope, James Franco and others.

Additionally, Vimeo has just announced further details of this year’s festival and awards event, which runs June 7 – 9 at Vimeo’s headquarters underneath the High Line on New York’s West Side. Further details can be found in the press release below. Filmmaker is a sponsor of the Vimeo Awards this year, and we hope to see many of our readers there.

The Vimeo Festival + Awards will take place on June 7-9, 2012, in New York City at the Vimeo HQ and surrounding area. Film and video luminaries such as Mike Figgis, Ted Hope, Kyle Cooper, and Lucy Walker, will gather to address critical themes such as storytelling, creativity, building an audience and fundraising. Vimeo will host screenings of the winning videos and premiere work including Limbo, a new film by 2010 Grand Prize Winner Eliot Rausch, made using grant money from his award.
Festival highlights include:
• Keynote Address: The End of the Beginning with Dr. Reginald Watts
• Failure FTW (For The Win)
• The Story Is Everything
• Director Profiles
• Building Your Audience
• The Art of Getting Paid
• The Future of Creative Careers; and many more.

Attendees can participate in a variety of workshops that cater to all ability levels — including:
• Animation Creation Station, Audience Participation with Andy Bruntel, Sean Pecknold and Kirsten Lepore;
• Beginning for Beginners with Vimeo’s Dan Hayek;
• Digi Bootcamp – Featuring The Sloth Invasion! with Lucy Cooke and Shooting People’s Ingrid Kopp;
• Impossible Things On A Shoestring with Josh Ruben and Vincent Peone;
• Proactive Storytelling Instead Of Reactive Coverage with Stillmotion; 
• The Right Camera for the Right Job with Philip Bloom;
• Sound: The Other Half Of Your Video with Michael Coleman;
• The Self-Expression Tsunami with Casey Neistat;
• Vimeo Tips & Tricks;
• Vimeo Developer Workshops; and many more.

The event will kick off with the Vimeo Awards show, held on June 7 at NYU Skirball Center, where Vimeo will recognize the best videos online by revealing the 2012 winners. The show will combine innovative projection, staging, sound, and sensory-reactive technologies with live performances and special surprises.

Attendees of the Vimeo Festival can choose from a two-day ticket package (including access to Closing Night Party) for $60, a one-day package for $40, or a screening pass for $20. A limited number of tickets to the Awards show are available for $25 each at vimeo.com/awards/tickets.

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