It was our goal to reach the widest possible audience, inviting individuals from around the world to submit a video for consideration. While our original goal had been to select 20, the jury was so moved by the quality of work submitted that we decided to honor a final list of 25. We believe the end result is 25 of the most unique and innovative video work to be created and distributed online during the past two years.
Tonight we will be celebrating this announcement with a live streamed event: YouTube Play. Live from the Guggenheim. Head to youtube.com/play for the live stream and for highlights after the event.
Bryce Kretschmann, b. 1974 in California, USA, lives in Newark, NJ, USA.
2. Bear untitled - D.O. Edit
Christen Bach, b. 1978 in Kolding, Denmark, lives in Berlin, Germany
3. Bathtub IVKeith Loutit, b. 1973 in Melbourne, Australia, lives in Coogee, Australia.
4. Birds on the WiresJarbas Agnelli, b. 1963 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he still lives.
5. Birdy Nam Nam ‘The Parachute Ending’Steve Scott (Director), b. 1970 in Plymouth, UK, lives in London, UK. Will Sweeney (Art Director and Illustration) b.1973 in London, UK, where he still lives.
6. deuceMonica Cook, b. 1974 in Dalton, Georgia, USA, lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
7. Die Antwoord – Zef SideSean Metelerkamp, b. 1984 in Knysna, South Africa, lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
8. GardynPogo (Nick Bertke), b. 1988 in Capetown, South Africa, lives in Perth, Australia.
9. I Met the WalrusJosh Raskin (Director and Animator), b. 1980 in Toronto, Canada, where he still lives. James Braithwaite (Drawings), b. 1978 in Edmonton, Canada, lives in Montreal, Canada. Alex Kurina (Computer illustration), b. 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, lives in Toronto, Canada. Jerry Levitan (story and voice), b. 1954 in Toronto, Canada, where he still lives.
10. Ladybirds' Requiem (digest version)Akino Kondoh, b. 1980 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, lives in New York, USA.
11. Le Syndrome du TimidePierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prézeau, b. 1986 in Nalliers (Vendée), France, lives in Paris, France.
12. LuisJoaquín Cociña, b. 1980 in Concepción, Chile, lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cristóbal León, b. 1980 in Santiago, Chile, lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Niles Atallah, b. 1978 in Sacramento, California, USA, lives in Santiago, Chile.
13. Man with a Movie Camera: The Global RemakePerry Bard, b. 1944 in Quebec City, Canada, lives in New York, USA.
14. MoonwalkMartin Kohout, b. 1984 in Prague, Czech Republic, lives in Berlin, Germany.
15. NoteboekEvelien Lohbeck, b. 1983 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, lives in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
16. Post Newtonianism (War Footage/Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Footage)Josh Bricker, b. 1980 in Torrance, CA, USA, lives in New York, USA.
17. Scenic JoggingJillian Mayer, b. 1984 in Florida, USA, where she still lives.
18. SeaweedRemi Weekes and Luke White, both b. 1987 in London, UK, where they still live.
19. Strindberg and Helium at the BeachEun-Ha Paek (Director, Animator and Artist), b. 1974 in Seoul, South Korea, lives in New York, USA. Erin Perkins (Writer and Voice of Helium), b. 1977 in Duluth, MN, USA, lives in Oakland, CA, USA. James Bewley (Voice of Strindberg), b. 1975 in West Chester, PA, USA, lives in New York, USA.
20. SynesthesiaTerri Timely (Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey). Corey Creasey: b. 1979 in Long Beach, CA, USA, lives in Oakland, USA. Ian Kibbey: b. 1980 in Berkeley CA, USA, lives in Oakland, USA.
21. Taxi III Stand Up and Cry Like a ManLisa Byrne, b. 1973 in Town – Newry, Northern Ireland, lives in London, England.
22. The Huber ExperimentsErik Huber, b. 1984 in Atlanta, USA, where he still lives. Matthew Huber, b. 1973 in Atlanta, USA, lives in New York, USA.
Michael Banowetz, b. 1955 in Wichita, KS, USA, lives in Denver, CO, USA. Noah Sodano, b. 1981 in Denver, CO, USA, lives in Denver, CO, USA.
24. Wonderland MafiaLindsay Scoggins, b. 1985 in Gainesville Florida, USA, lives in Tampa, USA.
25. WORDSEverynone (Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercadante, and Julius Metoyer III) Will Hoffman: b. 1985 on Staten Island, New York, USA, lives in New York, USA. Daniel Mercadante: b. 1984 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA, lives in New York, USA. Julius Metoyer III: b. 1985 in Los Angeles, USA, where he still lives.