2012 Vimeo Awards winners announced

The annual Vimeo awards took place in New York last night - and three UK studios were lucky enough to be among the prize winners

Online video portal Vimeo celebrated the creativity of some of the world's best filmmakers last night with a glittering 2012 Vimeo Awards ceremony in New York City.

The 2012 Vimeo Awards were the pinnacle of a two month long competition, which saw Vimeo receive over 14,500 entries from 147 countries, with $5,000 (£3,200) prizes being awarded to 13 individual category winners with another $25,000 (£16,000) going to winner of the Grand Prize.

UK entrants made a strong showing on the night, scooping up no less than three category awards, although the top Grand Prize went to US studio Everynone for its Symmetry video:

The three UK winners were:

1. Astray Films, which one the Action Sports category with its film, Dark Side Of The Lens:

2. Pilgrim Films, which won the best Documentary category with its film, Amar (All Achievements Require Time):

3. Academy Plus (aka A+), which won the Fashion category with its film, Skirt:

2012 Vimeo Awards: category winners

The complete list of category winners runs like this:

  1. Action Sports: Dark Side of the Lens by Astray Films
  2. Advertising: K-Swiss Kenny Powers - MFCEO by Caviar
  3. Animation: Umbra by Malcolm Sutherland
  4. Captured: Sweatshoppe Video Painting Europe by Sweatshoppe
  5. Documentary: Amar (All Great Achievements Require Time) by Pilgrim Films
  6. Experimental: Prie Dieu by Cokau
  7. Fashion: Skirt by Academy Plus (A+)
  8. Lyrical: Symmetry by Everynone
  9. Motion Graphics: A History of the Title Sequence by Jurjen Versteeg
  10. Music Video: Manchester Orchestra: Simple Math by Daniels
  11. Narrative: BLINKY™ by Ruairi Robinson
  12. Series: Often Awesome The Series by All Aces Media
  13. Remix: Rear Window Timelapse by Jeff Desom

2012 Vimeo Awards: Honorary Awards

2012 Vimeo Awards also included three honorary awards:

  • The Honorary Award for New Creators went to directing duo Daniel Scheinhart and Daniel Kwan, collectively known as DANIELS, for their outstanding work over the last 18 months.
  • The Honorary Award for Social Change was awarded to worldwide collaborative project One Day On Earth.
  • The Honorary Award for Digital Maverick was awarded to openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding.