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This Short Film Is a Gripping Take on the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

It's also an Adweek Watch Awards winner

Stop, a short film shot over two nights in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is a tense, minimalist statement on New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy. It's also the winner of Best Drama…

How Tinder Told the Thoroughly Modern Tale of a Woman Swiping Right Around the World

Globe-trekking video shot in 4 cities and 10 days

Girl meets boy. Girl travels the world with boy. Happiness ensues. Tinder's ad for the paid version of its dating app, Tinder Plus, follows one woman as she travels to some…

Joel McHale Explains Why He Has '30 Good Years Left' on The Soup

The host still loves to skewer pop culture, one ridiculous clip at a time

Treetop Cat Rescue (yes, that's a real show), the sad demise of hitchBOT, Lenny Kravitz's penis—all topics covered in just a single episode of E!'s The Soup. "As you can see,…

How the Ad Council and R/GA Created the Powerful ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSA

The second most viewed community activism campaign of all time

Chris Northam didn't know what to expect when he set up a giant, ersatz X-ray installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., this past Valentine's Day. But…

These 16 Videos Are Each a Case Study in Nailing the Right Tone for the Right Audience

Watch Awards honor the top targeted clips

Only a fool (or a brand with billions to spend on media) tries to be all things to all people. That's why Adweek's Watch Awards honor the year's top online videos…

Meet the Talented Performers Behind Some of the Year's Best Videos

2015's Watch Awards honorees in talent categories

Production and strategy may be key to online video success, but without great talent, they wouldn't have anything to work with. That's why Adweek's Watch Awards honor talent ranging from Hollywood…

Check Out 9 of the Year's Best Written, Directed and Produced Videos

Watch Awards production winners set the industry's bar

Online videos are often gauged by little more than their view counts, but each year, Adweek's Watch Awards try to dig a bit deeper and honor videos based on the…

Adweek's Watch Awards Winners: the Year's Best in Online Video, From the Hilarious to the Heartfelt

Top talent, production and programming

The winners of Adweek's second annual Watch Awards, honoring the best in online video, were culled from hundreds of entries. Filmmakers, actors, activists and comedians are creating a universe of…

Here's the Full List of 2014 Watch Awards Winners

All the gold, silver and bronze winners across all categories

Our inaugural Watch Awards, designed to honor the best in online video, received hundreds of entries. Filmmakers, actors, activists and comedians are creating a veritable universe of content that encompasses…

The Guild’s Felicia Day Wrote Herself the Role of a Lifetime

One of the original Web series got started when her acting career was stalling

Talent - Gold Felicia Day’s dearly departed Web series The Guild started before anybody was really talking about the medium—it was a year before the world knew that lonelygirl15 was a…

Skype’s Story Is Told Through the Eyes of Those It’s Connected

Station Film traveled the world to capture users’ stories

Production Series - Gold After being forced to become a child soldier in Uganda, Dennis became an outspoken opponent of war atrocities. But his efforts there made him a public target,…

Sept. 11 Will Never Be Forgotten for This Dance Troupe

How the NYC Ballet stood tall the day the Twin Towers fell

Production: Gold The New York City Ballet was in Parma, Italy, when the news arrived on Sept. 11, 2001, that the Twin Towers had been attacked. Heartbroken and almost 4,000 miles…

Jerry Seinfeld Has Become a Therapist to the Stars

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee sessions are pure entertainment gold

Programming Series - Gold For all the talk about “premium video” online, few ad-supported Web series have made the case that their product is just as good as anything on TV…

How Between Two Ferns Landed Obama

Zach Galifianakis never thought he’d interview the president

The Originator Award Programming - Gold Rumpled comedian turned movie star Zach Galifianakis couldn’t believe his good fortune—seriously, he couldn’t grasp it. After being ushered through the White House gates this spring, he…

The 2014 NewFronts Are an Inflection Point for Digital Programming

Are we moving toward a post-television world?

As the third annual Digital Content NewFronts kicks off today in New York, we’ll be awash in new programming that will range from the sublime to the silly, and marketers…

Meet Watch Awards Production Judge Fred Seibert

What’s the key to having a viral hit? Make sure that it’s funny, topical, sexy—and a little off-kilter, media mogul Fred Seibert explains. "I think that weird mostly works because it…

Meet Watch Awards Talent Judge Amber J. Lawson

Entrepreneur and producer Amber J. Lawson has made a career out of spotting innovative ways to create content online. Recently, she’s noticed that it’s not just the the average joe…

Meet Watch Awards Talent Judge Wilson Cleveland

Actor and producer Wilson Cleveland has been in oodles of different projects, but he’ll never forget playing the world’s unluckiest vlogger in the season 5 premiere of BlackBoxTV. The horror series…

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