Vimeo Launches Schedule for Inaugural Festival With Speakers to Include Ted Hope, Lucy Walker and Morgan Spurlock for NYC Oct 8 & 9, 2010

Early Bird Pricing Still Available With a Two-Day All-Access Pass for Only $175

Online video sharing site Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ:IACI], today announced the full programming schedule for the inaugural Vimeo Festival + Awards, a two-dayevent for anyone interested in creative video featuring talks, workshops, screenings, and special events as well asa high-profile Awards ceremony.
While the Awards ceremony will honor the most outstanding work submitted, Vimeo designed the festival as acelebration of the entire online video space.
The two-day Festival is split into themes - Innovation and Inspiration. The first day will offer individual creatorsan opportunity to learn about innovation across all stages and types of production. Documentary filmmakersMorgan Spurlock and Lucy Walker will discuss the changing landscape of documentary in the digital world.Attendees can sign up for workshops on HD Digital SLR shooting led by Phillip Bloom. Transmedia guru LanceWeiler will lead a talk about storytelling beyond the confines of the 16 by 9 frame.
The second day will start with a series of inspiring micro-talks from Vimeo Awards judges Neville Brody andPulitzer prize winner Vincent Laforet. The Vimeo Film School course will teach beginner creators the basics offilmmaking, from working with a crew to the fundamentals of editing and distribution. Ted Hope and BrianNewman will discuss how the art and film business is changing. The talks will close with award-winning author andWired blogger Bruce Sterling envisioning the future of creative digital culture
“This is a truly unique festival that heralds a new era for a media industry that is at a critical turning point,” said Blake Whitman, Vimeo’s Director of Community and Product and co-Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards.“User generated content is no longer just the ‘dog on a skateboard’ videos, but the true underground from whichthe next trends will emerge.”
“We have tried to bring together an experience that is a hybrid between a traditional film festival and aconference, which looks through the lens of online creativity,” said Jeremy Boxer, co-Director of the VimeoFestival + Awards. “The public will be able to see works that have previously been confined to the small screenexplode onto the cinema screen. The talks and workshops will be a place for attendees to learn from and inspireeach other. This is a not to be missed event packed with as much as we could fit into a two day schedule.”
Complete schedule and ticket information for the Vimeo Festival + Awards is available at Tickets are available now!
About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in highquality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community ofcreative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in NewYork, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
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About Vimeo
Vimeo empowers video creators of all kinds to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 70 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible. Headquartered in New York City and with offices around the world, Vimeo is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at

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