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The Best Adventure Videos on Vimeo

This past Friday, Vimeo announced the finalists for its 2012 Awards. This year, the site added an action sports category, with 12 shorts contending to win the award. There are movies representing a variety of sports and locations, from surfing Ireland ("Dark Side of the Lens") to climbing California ("On Assignment") to skateboarding Afghanistan ("Skateistan").

You can vote for your favorites now, but don't limit yourself to just the action sports category. There are plenty of great adventure films in the other categories. For example, the 20-minute-long surf movie "Tipping Barrels" has been nominated for the documentary award, the travel short "Move" is nominated in the advertising category, and Teton Gravity Research's "Behind the Line" is nominated for best series.

None of the above films are mentioned as suggestions on how to vote. They are simply nods to some of the best adventure videos on Vimeo. To explore more on your own, and you definitely should, go here.

--Joe Spring

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