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Watch: The Best of Web Video! The 2012 Vimeo Award Winners

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire June 11, 2012 at 11:12AM

Last week at NYU's Skirball Center, web video platform Vimeo hosted an awards show honoring the best in web-native video. The platform, known for no ads and an interface that puts the spotlight on filmmaking craft, gave its awards to a series of videos that are bringing innovation to the online video world.
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Last week at NYU's Skirball Center, web video platform Vimeo hosted an awards show honoring the best in web-native video.  The platform, known for no ads and an interface that puts the spotlight on filmmaking craft, gave its awards to a series of videos that are bringing innovation to the online video world.

The winner of each category received a $5,000 prize from Vimeo, and the Grand Prize winner, "Symmetry" by Everynone took home the $25,000 grand prize. The Vimeo Awards occurred for the first time in 2010. Four new categories, Action Sports, Advertising, Fashion and Lyrical, were added for the 2012 edition.

Take a few minutes out of your day to check out the best of online video:

Grand Prize Winner/Best Lyrical Video: "Symmetry" by Everynone

Symmetry from Everynone on Vimeo.

Best Remix Video: "Rear Window Timelapse" by Jeff Desom

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

Best Video Series: "Often Awesome" by All Aces Media

Often Awesome The Series from All Aces Media on Vimeo.

Best Action Sports Video: "Dark Side of the Lens" by Astray Films

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

Best Animation Video: "Umbra" by Malcolm Sutherland

Umbra (HD - 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Best Motion Graphics: "A History of the Title Sequence" by Jurjen Versteeg

A History Of The Title Sequence from jurjen versteeg on Vimeo.

Best Advertisement: "K-Swiss - Kenny Powers MFCEO" by Caviar

K-Swiss - Kenny Powers MFCEO from Caviar on Vimeo.

Best Captured Video (Video that shows the filmmakers artistic expression): "SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe" by SWEATSHOPPE

SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

Best Fashion Video: "Mulberry 'Skirt'" by Academy Plus

Mulberry 'Skirt' from Academy Plus (A+) on Vimeo.

Best Music Video: Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" by DANIELS

Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" from DANIELS on Vimeo.

Best Narrative Video: "Blinky™" by Ruairi Robinson

Blinky™ from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.

Best Documentary Video: "Amar (all great achievements require time)" by Pilgrim Films

Amar (all great achievements require time) from Pilgrim Films on Vimeo.

Best Experimental Video: "Prie Dieu" by Cokau

Prie Dieu from Cokau on Vimeo.

This article is related to: Awards, Web Video