Vimeo has announced the winners of the 2012 Vimeo Awards, which celebrate the world’s most creative film and video. This year, the Awards received 14,567 entries from 147 countries around the world. Vimeo will make grants of $5,000 to each of the 13 category winners.  The Grand Prize winner, directing collective Everynone, will receive an additional $25,000 for its film, “Symmetry.” “The quality of this year’s entries was phenomenal,” said Jeremy Boxer, Festival Director for the Vimeo Festival + Awards.  “It wasn’t easy for the judges to choose the winners, but we are excited to see Everynone receive our Grand Prize. The filmmaking collective consistently creates incredibly strong, fresh work. ‘Symmetry’ is a sensational piece and the absolute embodiment of what we’re celebrating at this event. We can’t wait to see what they do with the grant!” Vimeo presented the awards last night, June 7th, in New York City with a one-of-a kind sound and motion- responsive, projection-mapped awards show set designed by arts and technology collective seeper.  Live performers Reggie Watts and Beardyman used their comedy and musical acts in combination with the set’s innovative technology to bring the show to life. The 2012 Vimeo Awards category winners are:

1. Action Sports: Dark Side of the Lens

2. Advertising: K-Swiss Kenny Powers – MFCEO

3. Animation: Umbra

4. Captured: Sweatshoppe Video Painting Europe

5. Documentary: Amar (All Great Achievements Require Time)

6. Experimental: Prie Dieu

7. Fashion: Skirt

8. Lyrical: Symmetry

9. Motion Graphics: A History of the Title Sequence

10.Music Video: Manchester Orchestra: Simple Math

11.Narrative: BLINKY™

12.Series: Often Awesome The Series

13.Remix: Rear Window Timelapse

Check out pics from the Award show here.