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The 2012 Vimeo Festival

June 8th + 9th, Vimeo HQ + ROOT

The Vimeo Festival was two days of riveting conversations, inspiring workshops, scintillating screenings, and one truly outstanding closing party.

What happened this year

  • Conversations

    Conversations

    We opened up dialogues, lobbed provocative questions, and gave creators a forum in which to discuss stuff they care about.

  • Workshops

    Workshops

    People of all skill levels participated in educational workshops with the industry’s leading creators.

  • Screenings

    Screenings

    We projected our favorite submissions and unveiled some exclusive premieres.

Locations

  1. A. VIMEO HQ (IAC)
    555 W 18th St
    New York, NY 10011
  2. B. ROOT [DRIVE IN]
    443 West 18th Street
    New York, NY 10011

Our theme for 2012: The End of the Beginning

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.

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