Six Second Film Festival

Six Second Film Festival

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Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 03:30PM EDT by Don.

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Six Second Film Festival is an annual competition by the Tribeca Film Festival which selects winning six second Vine submitted by participants in a variety of categories.


On March 19th, 2013, the Tribeca Film Festival[1] posted a call for entries in their first annual “#6secfilms” Vine competition for the #Genre, #Auteur, #Animate and #Series categories. To enter the contest, participants had to create and upload a video to Vine tagged in one of the four categories by April 7th the following month.

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2013 Winners

On April 26th, 2013, the Tribeca Film Festival[2] announced the winners of the first #6SecFilms contest. In the #Genre category, Viner @Matt Swinky won with the submission “#LazerAndDonald Close Shave,” in which a man tied in a chair has his throat slit (shown below, left). In the #Auteur category, Viner #KevyPizza won with his stop motion video “There is No Sunny-Side to This Story,” featuring a carton of eggs that is shot by an army figurine (shown below, right).

In the #Animate category, Viner @Jethro Ames won for his short film “How to Clear Your Garage From a Scary Ghost,” in which hand removes a ghost from a garage by moving objects form several forced perspectives (shown below, left). In the #Series category, Viner @Chris Donlon received the award for his trilogy “The Book Beetle,” featuring an animated bug that inhabits a book (shown below, right).

2014 Competition

On February 24th, 2014, the Tribeca Film Festival announced the opening of submissions for the second #6SecFilms contest in the #Genre, #Drama, #Animation, #Comedy and #AudienceAward categories. Participants could submit their Vines up until March 27th, which were featured on Tribeca Film[4] website to be voted on by viewers.

2014 Winners

On April 15th, the winners of the contest were announced on the Tribeca Film[3] website, with each receiving a 30-minute meeting with the marketing agency GrapeStory as their prize. In the #Animation category, Viner @yelldesign won for his stop motion video “The Wrap Dancer,” featuring a tortilla that morphs into an animated break dancer (shown below, left). In the #Drama category, Viner j_e__s___s won the award for her video “Addiction,” depicting a woman suffering from drug withdrawal (shown below, right).

In the #Comedy category, Viner @Simply Slyvio was awarded for the video “Slyvio Lets Go,” in which a gorilla writes a self help book after accidentally breaking his favorite mug (shown below, left). In the #Genre category, Viner @Lawrence Becker won for his submission “The Vortex Finds a Host,” featuring a stop motion animated snow ball that invades the body of a man lying in the snow (shown below, right).

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