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    Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:10:36

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    Vimeo 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 Sports
    • Stacy Peralta
    • Travis Rice

    • Benjamin Palmer
    • David Droga
    • Traktor

    • Amid Amidi
    • Eran Hillelix
    • Shelley Page

    • Charlie Bucket
    • Steve Lazarides
    • Barbara London

    • Eliot Rausch
    • Steve James
    • Lucy Walker

    • Chris Beckman

    • Nick Knight
    • Nicola Formichetti
    • Humberto Leon, Opening Ceremony+Kenzo

    • Blake Whitman
    • Philip Bloom
    • Maria Popova

    Motion Graphics
    • Geoff McFetridge
    • Kyle Cooper
    • Onur Senturk

    Music Video
    • Andy Bruntel
    • Chris Milk
    • Colin Greenwood, Radiohead

    • Gabriel Bisset-Smith
    James Franco
    Original Series
    • Aziz Ansari
    • Edgar Wright
    • Ted Tremper

    • Beardyman
    • David Dewaele, 2manydjs + Soulwax
    • Kasumi

    With the Feb. 20 deadline rapidly approaching, the judges are preparing to honor the creators behind the best original videos available on the web. Entrants can submit any original work as long as it premiered online between July 31, 2010 and Feb. 20, 2012, or any original work that has never premiered anywhere. The winner of each category receives a grant of $5,000 and the Grand Prize winner receives a $25,000 grant to produce new work.

    Any aspiring filmmakers enter work into the Vimeo festival?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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