The Vimeo Festival + Awards unveiled its just-finalized panel of judges for the event, and it includes some boldface names.
Its jury consists of three judges per category and includes multi-multi-hyphenate James Franco, comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright, MUGLER and UNIQLO creative director (and friend of Azealia Banks) Nicola Formichetti, advertising luminary David Droga, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, and several more (see all the judges here).
The Vimeo Awards celebrates filmic excellence across 13 categories, including Animation, Music Video, Narrative, and Experimental.
Potential entrants don’t have much time left to have their worked judged by these folks, however; the deadline for submissions is February 20th. The Awards + Festival takes place in New York June 7-9.
Eliot Rausch won the Documentary category and the Grand Prize at the 2010 Vimeo Festival + Awards for Last Minutes with Oden (see below.)
Winners from past Vimeo Awards have gone on to great things (one of them, Star Wars Uncut, even won an Emmy. You can see it below. ) The company continues its relationship with some of the winners too, asking them to come back as presenters and judges for the awards. Gabriel Bisset-Smith, who won the 2010 Narrative category with his video “Thrush,” will be on hand this year to judge that category.
The Vimeo Festival + Awards Channel
Last Minutes with Oden
Winner of the Vimeo Awards and an Emmy in 2010: Star Wars Uncut – Directors Cut
Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure. The “Director’s Cut” is a feature-length film that contains hand-picked scenes from the entire StarWarsUncut.com collection.
Many thanks to Aaron Valdez (video editor – aaronvaldez.com) and Bryan Pugh (sound design/mixing – pughtube.com) for the countless hours they put into this masterpiece.
In 2009, thousands of Internet users were asked to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project was unimaginable.
SWU has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal. In 2010 we won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.
We can’t thank everyone enough for making this such a special project.
More at StarWarsUncut.com