The results are in! After much deliberation, our panel of judges have picked their favorites.
Scroll down to view the winners in each category.
Thanks to all the creators who share their amazing work on Vimeo.
We're excited to see what 2019 will bring!
“'Dean Goes Surfing’ reminds us of what all action sports are about: freedom, challenge, love, and laughs. At any age and any skill level, the simple act of experiencing nature together can help make this world a better place.”
- Dave Mossop, Sherpas Cinema, ‘17 Best of the Year winner
Stephanie Gilmore Professional surfer
Tom Wallisch & David Mossop Professional skier & filmmaker
“‘The Shivering Truth’ is astoundingly good and delightfully absurd in equal measure. It is rare in that it manages to be dark, nightmarish and sometimes repulsive, yet somehow funny, beautiful and enlightening at the same time.”
“‘Alone’ is a unique and powerful film about an urgent crisis in America. The story is told with a creativity and a level of intimacy that can only come from a filmmaker who is deeply connected to their subject. Garrett Bradley is a talent whose voice is much needed in the community.”
- Roger Ross Williams, Oscar®-winning director
Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck Filmmakers
“An immensely satisfying experience and further proof that less is always more. To call this purely eye candy perhaps sells it a bit short — the rhythm and the textures create a beautiful, melancholic feeling, like we're witnessing the last glimpse of a memory before it fades away completely.”
- Jeff Hamada, BOOOOOOOM Editor
Soda_Jerk Art collective
Johan Rijpma Filmmaker & artist
Jeff Hamada Artist, curator & creator of Booooooom
“‘seoul_wave’ captured the way that city is hurtling toward the future in such a visceral way. Travel videos can sometimes feel like glossy ads, but this one, from my limited experience of Seoul, got under the skin of the city.”
- Jada Yuan, New York Times ‘52 Places’ writer
Sean Wang Filmmaker
Chris Burkard Explorer, photographer & creative director