Vimeo finished off its first annual video competition and awards ceremony with style this past weekend with an eclectic mix of screenings, slick awards ceremony topped by a $25,000 cash prize, and blow-out party at the Gehry-designed IAC building. The fest even presented a Chelsea garage full of interactive visual art that looked to top anything seen recently in New York’s standard galleries and museums. That’s not to mention the engaging talks and master classes by the likes of Ted Hope, HDSLR video proselytizer Philip Bloom, and author/raconteur Bruce Sterling.
The winning videos will be posted separately on Vimeo’s site in a day or so, but you can see them now, interleaved among the other finalists in the nine categories.
I’ll be posting my interview done at the festival with lauded Indie film producer Ted Hope soon, but until then you can read Scott Macaulay’s take on the ever interesting Bruce Sterling, a futurist who delves into moving media’s future by looking into the past of The Dick Van Dyke show.