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Sundance Channel presents the Vimeo Festival + Awards winners!

Vimeo Festival + Awards winnersVimeo Festival + Awards 2012 Grand Prize winner "Symmetry"
Last month, the Vimeo Festival + Awards gave out $5,000 grants, as well as a $25,000 Grand Prize, to winners in 13 categories. Now Sundance Channel, which was pleased to be the first-ever Broadcast Sponsor of the awards, is getting ready to air some of the best — and to get you up to speed, we’re sharing a list of all the winners!

Grand Prize Winner (Lyrical): Symmetry
By: Everynone
Is the world full of deep symmetries and ordered pairs? Or do we live in a lopsided universe? This striking video plays with our yearning for balance and reveals how beautiful imperfect matches can be.




Narrative: Blinky
By: Ruairi Robinson
Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly safe.




Motion Graphics: A History of the Title Sequence
By: Jurjen Versteeg
Designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary, this film sums up the history of the title sequence in a nutshell.




Documentary: Amar (All Great Achievements Require Time)
By: Andrew Hinton (Pilgrim Films)
Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he’d like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he’s the family’s main breadwinner, working two jobs in addition to attending school in the afternoons. This short observational documentary is a simple journey with Amar through his daily life.




Captured: SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe
By: Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw (SWEATSHOPPE)
This new media art duo is back to showcase their live interactive video wheat-paste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris.




Animation: Umbra (HD-2010)
By: Malcolm Sutherland
An explorer adventures into an unknown world — yet it seems that he has been there before …




Remix: Rear Window Timelapse
By: Jeff Desom
All footage in this video is taken from the original REAR WINDOW, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.




Advertising: K-Swiss – Kenny Powers MFCEO
By: Jody Hill for K-Swiss (Caviar)
Danny McBride brings his washed-up Eastbound & Down ballplayer to the boardroom in this hilariously irreverent spot.




Music Video: Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”
By: DANIELS
Official video for Atlanta indie rock band Manchester Orchestra.




Experimental: Prie Dieu
By: Cokau (Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann)
“Prie Dieu” (pray to God in French) is also a term for the praying mantis. Welcome to a world where insects are connected to a divine power — until they decide to commit their sin and break their link.




Series: Often Awesome The Series
By: Andy Coon & Blake Faucette of All Aces Media
Often Awesome is a web series about Tim and Kaylan’s battle with ALS. It’s a story about love, friends, strength and courage.




Fashion: Mulberry ‘Skirt’
By: Amanda Boyle of Academy Plus (A+)
This quiet meditation morphs into a strange sort of seduction starring Game of Thrones‘ Natalia Tena.




Action Sports: Dark Side of the Lens
By: Mickey Smith (Astray Films)
The art and inner voice of Irish surf photographer Mickey Smith.

For more on the 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards, check out:

  • Experimental praying mantis from the Vimeo Fest
  • Vimeo Festival + Awards wrap up: Go out and make a video
  • Spend a day in one Indian boy’s shoes with the Vimeo Fest winner for best doc
  • Music videos are still relevant at the Vimeo Festival
  • Online video gets the serial treatment at the Vimeo Fest