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Vimeo presents: The Top Videos of 2015

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December 16, 2015 by Vimeo Curation Curation

The thing that gets us out of bed in the morning is videos (and the gentle marimba from our phones) — we live for the new styles that emerge each year, from the up-and-coming creators who upload to Vimeo for the first time to the soaring talents of filmmakers who rake in awards at festivals. In 2015, this rang truer than ever. Each of our mainstay categories (which you can now follow) — Music, Documentary, Animation, Travel, Experimental, Narrative, and Sports — continued to knock off our socks on a daily basis as we discovered films that demonstrated ambition in concept, ingenuity in craft, and boldness in execution.

When creating a list to sum up such a strong year, we scoured through the Staff Pick archives and dove into the Vimeo On Demand catalog, revisiting the films that have affected us personally and altered our perception of what we can expect from their respective genres. With that, we are proud to present the top videos of 2015: a selection made with care and consideration, and an overwhelming sense of pride for all the filmmakers in this community that make it shine.


TAME IMPALA ‘The Less I Know The Better’ from CANADA


Fresh Dressed from Fresh Dressed Movie 

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:


“Guerilla Fighters of Kurdistan” from Joey L


The Look of Silence from Drafthouse Films

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:


“Coda” from and maps and plans


The World of Tomorrow from don hertzfeldt

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:


“Dubai Flow Motion” from Rob Whitworth



“INPUT/OUTPUT” from Terri Timely


Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston? from Gabriel Sunday

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:


POWER/RANGERS” from Joseph Kahn


Charlie’s Country from Visit Films

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:


“Skate Heads” from Flexfit


View From A Blue Moon from The Orchard

Vimeo On Demand runner-up:

We hope you enjoy these picks as much as we did. Happy holidays and see you in 2016!


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matt amato

Great list! I'm going to make sure I watch everything on it.


oh lord I missed so many videos this year :-)

Jason Sondhi Alum

But you watch more videos than anyone! Thanks again for that this past year, we always check out your picks.

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Its a shame I cant enjoy any of them as VIMEO is very poorly encoded. For many people including my clients and moreover my potential clients iv lost, vimeo wont stream well despite me having extremely fast fiber optic & being able to download & play anything else. To many issues.

Marco Marques

Link broken: The Sacred Egg / Nicolas Godin / “Widerstehe Doch Der Sunde” from riffraff films

Thomas R. Wood Plus

Really great list. I think, as a suggestion, I'd have liked to have seen a Comedy section too. I know narrative may well cover both, but to not see either an Inglebretson or a De Young video up here from this year, to me, means more categories are needed.

Ian Durkin Staff

Thanks for the suggestion, Thomas. I hear you. "What a Nice Party" and "Shopping" were such great films from the year. It'd be awesome to shine some light on more categories next time.

Augenhorn Plus

I love Vimeo for the amazing Content. Truly a place for artists!

Booooooom Plus

Thanks for including our Skate Heads film on here! Huge honour! Cheers everyone!

mychal mitchell PRO

Staff, when a project is chosen as Top or Staff Picks is the producer/director notified or will they have to randomly check?

Jordan McGarry Staff

An automatic email is sent to the address tied to your Vimeo account, so make sure that address is kept up to date!

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