Sundance Channel presents the Vimeo Festival + Awards winners!
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
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.
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.
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.
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