All Covered With Vines

Simply Sylvio, Evan Hilton Win Tribeca Film Awards For Vine

Jessica Harmon, Albert Birney and Lawrence Becker also win.
(Screengrab via Vine)

(Screengrab via Vine)

It’s 2014, and that means you can get an award from Robert DeNiro’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for making a Vine — and you could end up making money. Technology, huh?

Five Viners are being recognized by TFF today in the second annual #6SecFilms contest for their outstanding work in the looping six-second-film genre. Accolades are being presented in the categories of drama (yes, drama!), comedy, animation and genre. There’s also a #6SecFilms Audience Award.

Judged by viner extraordinaire Jerome Jarre, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, comedian Julie Klausner, Levi’s president James Curleigh and model/manager Bethann Hardison, and picked from a short list of 40 Vines selected from 536 total entries, the winners are:

Animation: “Wrap Dancer” by Matt Willis, Australia

Drama: “Addiction” by Jessica Harmon, USA

Comedy: “Sylvio Lets Go” by Albert Birney, USA

Genre: “The Vortex Finds a Host” by Lawrence Becker, USA

#6SecFilms Audience Award: “Shaking Free” by Evan Hilton, USA

The prize for the #6SecFilms Festival isn’t just the prestige of knowing you’re practically a Vine celeb. It’s a meeting with GrapeStory, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vine ad agency, which pays Viners to use their talents to create ads for Trident.

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