Hi all – just a heads up that the deadline for the splendid Vimeo Festival + Awards, is coming up – they want your submissions by 20th Feb. The festival is a series of workshops, panels, conversations, screenings and parties to celebrate the dynamic and exciting work that is being created by filmmakers, and also to educate and inspire beginners to get out and make incredible films. It is happening in New York in June 2012
The Motion Graphics category will be judged by Geoff McFetridge, Onur Senturk and Kyle Cooper. The other categories are: animation, experimental, music video, advertising, lyrical, remix, action sports, narrative, captured, series, fashion, documentary – so get your top work out and submit it with the chance of winning a $5,000 (£3160) grant to help you create new work, plus a shot at the $25,000 (approx £15800) Grand Prize.
Submissions are still open, but not for long. The quickly approaching deadline is February 20. Submit now!
All the information released so far is up at at www.vimeo.com/awards and you can follow their news via Twitter @Vimeo and @VimeoFestAwards or at http://vimeo.tumblr.com/. Go and have a look at the rules of entry and more details about the categories there.
They recently announced new judges which include James Franco, Nick Knight and Colin Greenwood (Radiohead bassist) with more to come, so it’s worth keeping an eye on that too!