The Vimeo Festival was two days of riveting conversations, inspiring workshops, scintillating screenings, and one truly outstanding closing party.
We opened up dialogues, lobbed provocative questions, and gave creators a forum in which to discuss stuff they care about.
People of all skill levels participated in educational workshops with the industry’s leading creators.
We projected our favorite submissions and unveiled some exclusive premieres.
We feel that online video and creativity are transitioning from an age of wonder to an age of action. Video has revealed itself to be a medium of incredible power and potential, and we are on the cusp of fulfilling the promises of the first act. With all the amazing tools for fundraising, filming, editing, and distributing that have democratized the process of video-making, the barrier to entry has fallen, and so the Festival + Awards in 2012 this year was on making instead of talking. This is a moment of empowerment and accessibility for all, and our goal with the Festival + Awards was to inspire people to create with purpose and take action on their ideas.