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Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012 Winners!

Festival / June 8, 2012

Following the smashing success of their inaugural festival back in 2010, Vimeo once again called on digital filmmakers from around the world to submit their work. The best of which were honored at last night’s award festival with $5,000 grants and $25,000 for the grand prize. Who took home the top prizes? If you follow the online film world as closely as we do, there won’t be any surprises. But it’s a strong set of films nonetheless—worth a second look if you missed them the first time around.

Thriller about Crime in Special FX
Ruairi Robinson / 13 min / USA
Boy wants the latest toy for Christmas, a friendly robot to fill the love left by his parents' broken marriage. But when the boy loses interest in Blinky, one final request remains.
Sci-Fi about Conquest in Animation
A space traveller finds himself on a planet filled with tiny suicidal men.
Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Amar is 14 and top of his class. He's also his family's main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week. An observational documentary that follows Amar through his daily life.

Motion Graphics

History of the Title Sequence




Mulberry Skirt


Often Awesome


Sweatshoppe Video


Prie Dieu

Action Sports

Dark Side of the Lens


Rear Window Timelapse

Music Video

Manchester Orchestra

Lyrical & Grand Prize Winner!


Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
  • Pete

    I like all the choices except for the lyrical category.  “A story for tomorrow” really should have won that.