2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards Submissions Deadline February 20, 2012
NEW JUDGES FOR 2012 VIMEO FESTIVAL + AWARDS INCLUDE JAMES FRANCO, AZIZ ANSARI, RADIOHEAD’S COLIN GREENWOOD, AND MORE
13 Days Left to Submit to Win Up to $30,000 in Grants
NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 – Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], today announced its panel of judges for the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards. The panel consists of three judges per category across 13 categories, and includes actor and director James Franco; Parks and Recreation Star Aziz Ansari, 2012 Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker; Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright; snowboard superstar Travis Rice; Thierry Mugler and UNIQLO creative director Nicola Formichetti; Shelley Page of DreamWorks Animation; Barbara London of The Museum of Modern Art; advertising legend David Droga; and many more.
"The aim of the Vimeo Festival + Awards is to become the gold standard for creative online video," said Jeremy Boxer, Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. “We designed the program to focus on discovering the best new talent and to give that talent a platform that will catapult their careers to the next level. We are proud to reveal our new panel of esteemed judges."
"Vimeo created a platform that has changed the language of storytelling,” said Eliot Rausch, 2010 Vimeo Award Grand Prize Winner. “The way we share our innermost being has been flipped on its head — a true revolution of consciousness. It is indescribable, the feeling I have after winning the award, knowing my voice has been heard, that millions have been touched and maybe the world is better because of it."
“I am very glad to be back as a judge for the Vimeo awards this year,” said Lucy Walker. “I’m very excited to see the new shortlist and the evolution of documentary as a new generation of talent comes through with new stories to tell and new ways of telling them.”
The current list of judges includes:
Action SportsStacy Peralta Travis Rice
AdvertisingBenjamin PalmerDavid DrogaTraktor
AnimationAmid AmidiEran HilleliShelley Page
CapturedCharlie BucketSteve LazaridesBarbara London
DocumentaryEliot RauschSteve JamesLucy Walker
FashionNick KnightNicola FormichettiHumberto Leon, Opening Ceremony+Kenzo
LyricalBlake WhitmanPhilip BloomMaria Popova