For the second year in a row, the Tribeca Film Festival is honoring the creativity on looping-video platform Vine through the #6SecFilms challenge. This year's winners once again prove that it's possible to create art even within the constraints of a six-second social media platform, which has also been known for less high-brow endeavors.
The entrants competed in the following five categories: #Genre, #Drama, #Animation, #Comedy, and #AudienceAward—hashtags included. The winners below are just a few examples of the interesting art projects happening on Vine. Head here to browse all the shortlisted videos.
Best #Animation: Matt Willis, Australia, for "Wrap Dancer"
Best #Drama: Jessica Harmon, USA, for "Addiction"
Best #Comedy: Albert Birney, USA, for "Sylvio Let's Go"
Best #Genre (and a personal favorite): Lawrence Becker, USA, for "The Vortex Finds a Host"
#Audience Award: Evan Hilton, USA, for "Shaking Free"
Hopefully this will continue to inspire more interesting uses of social photo and video platforms. Often visual social media is reduced to meme-gurgitation and selfies, so it's pretty refreshing to see so much creativity on these platform. Keep it up!