Vimeo Awards Releases Shortlist of Videos for Global Competition

Top 20 Videos in Each of Nine Categories Selected From More Than 6,500 Entries From Over 80 Countries 

Online video sharing site Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI],today announced the shortlist of videos from its first international Vimeo Awards at a satellite event during the IBC Conference.
The shortlist represents not only some of the most creative and innovative video productions online, but anywhere. The180-video shortlist includes entries from 24 different countries around the world, including: Argentina, Austria, Australia,Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan,the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
A select worldwide group of curators, film festival directors, and Vimeo staff screened more than 6,500 entries todetermine the top 20 videos in each of nine categories of the competition. The international panel of distinguished judgesincluding M.I.A., Ted Hope, David Lynch, and Roman Coppola, to name a few, are currently screening the shortlist fortheir respective categories to determine the finalists.
"Vimeo is the filmmaker's home on the internet and the talent on display from around the world is humbling,” said RianJohnson, judge for the narrative category. “The strongest line-up of shorts I've seen at any festival."
Vimeo will announce the top 5 finalists on Sept. 21, 2010. However, the site will reveal the winners in New York duringits two-day Festival, complete with workshops, seminars, panel discussions and screenings, and the Vimeo Awardspresentation on Saturday evening, October 9th.
"We were all extremely impressed with the quality of submissions to our first awards competition," said Blake Whitman,Vimeo’s Director of Community and Product and co-director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards. "While we were able toprovide category judges with a shortlist of finalists, we don't envy the task that awaits them. I think the Vimeo Awardswill clarify once-and-for-all that the Internet has truly become the vehicle of choice for producing and sharing amazingfilm and video productions."
The full shortlist of videos for each category is available here.
About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. Thesite provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who careabout how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
Jessica Casano-Antonellis
Vimeo
jessica@vimeo.com
About Vimeo
Vimeo empowers video creators of all kinds to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 80 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 www.vimeo.com.

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