NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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; Shelly 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:
With the February 20th 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 February 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.
The submission fee is $20 U.S. ($5 for Annual Vimeo Plus and PRO members). The full list of judges, submission criteria, and entry forms are available at www.vimeoawards.com.
About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
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