“This is the beginning of a great adventure. The award is a sign that we have to keep going.” Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann, both 27, won the Vimeo Award in the ‘Experimental’ category. Shot with two cameras (a Canon and a Panasonic) their short film, Prie Dieu, stood out from the 2,500 other videos. This was a prolific year for the festival, with 14,567 submissions from 147 countries. “At the awards ceremony on June 7, there was an outburst of joy. We were living a dream, it’s incredible. Not only is the award great, but we spent two days at the festival and made a lot of great contacts. Our videos went from 40 to 1,500 views. We know that today a lot of directors, production companies and digital post-production agencies hire people they find through Vimeo, so it’s really exciting!”
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