Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners of #6SECFILMS Vine Competition

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners of #6SECFILMS Vine Competition

By Lindsay Robertson for

Six weeks ago, we challenged the people of the internet to create and submit Vines for our #6SECFILMS Competition. Over 400 entries and one fantastic shortlist later, our illustrious jury has made their choices. See the winners in all four categories, with juror notes, below!

We’re ready to announce the winners of Tribeca’s #6SECFILMS Vine Competition! After TFF’s Programmer Genna Terranova created the shortlist, our illustrious jury members pored over it and came up with their choices. The winners will receive $600 each (a Benjamin for each second), and the honor of knowing their Vines were the best.

Thank you to everyone who entered – and stay tuned next week for notable honorable mentions!

Without further ado, here are the Vines that director Penny Marshall, actor/Viner Adam Goldberg, and short-short-short film experts/creators the 5 Second Films team chose as their favorites, complete with their effusive praise. Congratulations, winners!

Category: Genre

This is the category for all the sci-fi Vines, western Vines, LOLcat Vines, and comedy Vines. 

Winner: @Matt Swinsky, for “LazerAndDonald Close Shave”

What Our Jurors Said:

Adam Goldberg: “Extremely inventive if not disturbing use of the form. By far one of the best Vines I’ve seen.”

Penny Marshall: “The use of lighting is amazingly set for this 6 second vine.”

5 Second Films: “Amazing execution within the Vine parameters, and succeeded at capturing the horror ‘genre.'” 

Category: Auteur 

These Vines told a story or script that was truly unique. A tiny, concentrated expression of the filmmaker’s vision.

Winner: @KevyPizza, There Is No Sunny-Side to This Story

What Our Jurors Said: 

Adam Goldberg: “A cute and well-done egg anime.”

Penny Marshall: “I will never look at eggs the same – creatively comical.”

5 Second Films: “Bottom line: it made us laugh. A lot. Sound effects were faces.” 

Category: Animate

This category was for filmmakers that saw Vine as the perfect medium for some creative animation and don’t want to deal with the live-action riffraff.

Winner: @Jethro Ames: “How to Clear Your Garage From a Scary Ghost”

What Our Jurors Said:

Adam Goldberg: “Nice incorporation of animation and sound into common Vine technique.” 

Penny Marshall: “Love the concept and the audio was added perfectly.”

5 Second Films: “We were really blown away by the planning, trial and error that (we can only assume) went into this video.”

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