About Vimeo’s Best of the Year Awards
Vimeo, the world’s largest ad-free open video platform, unveiled enhancements to its Staff Picks Best of the Year awards initiative. For the first time ever, the platform has invited an external panel of celebrated industry leaders to serve as jurors in selecting the seven best Staff Picks of the year. Honouring the best films on Vimeo since 2008, the Staff Picks channel recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and currently features over 13,000 exceptional videos handpicked by Vimeo’s in-house curation team. Vimeo’s Best of the Year awards started in 2016 as a way to recognize and honour the best of the best Staff Picks and standouts in storytelling, originality and craft. New this year, an external jury of distinguished creators (including the 2017 winners for each respective category), industry experts and thought leaders will determine which of the nominated films best exemplify the categories and will be Staff Picks Best of the Year award recipients. Best of the Year categories include: Best of Action Sports, Best of Animation, Best of Comedy, Best of Documentary, Best of Drama, Best of Eye Candy and Best of Travel.
About Rop van Mierlo
Rop van Mierlo studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated cum laude in 2008. He works with various mediums but starts his process mostly with drawings or paintings. He is best known for his picture book “Wild Animals”, which won a Dutch Design Award in 2011. His books are sold in MoMA in New York and Colette in Paris. Van Mierlo has collaborated on projects with Hermès, Marni and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Van Mierlo works and lives in Amsterdam.
About Young Marco
Young Marco’s 2014 debut album “Biology” is seen as his most accomplished studio work to date. For years Young Marco was considered one of the best-kept secrets in the Amsterdam dance scene. These days, the Dutchman’s talents are more widely known internationally. His position as a crate digger, record collector and infamous party-starter now guarantee a packed schedule in gigs across Europe, North America and beyond. He is also known as an accomplished remixer, is part of the cult ambient band Gaussian Curve and runs his own label Safe Trip. Sterk works and lives in Amsterdam.