The Vine app has recently launched — allowing users to easily shoot and share six second video clips, effortlessly. Naturally, it’s been flooded with babies, puppies, penises and food. And penises. Also, boobs. The NSFW vines can be easily located and so, yesterday, the app slapped itself with an NC-17 rating, oooooh. And so, ANIMAL is proud to bring you…


Not associated with Vine. Now who wants to make some short video art and win $100?

Attention filmmakers, photographers, artists, amateur pornographers, vloggers and more net people: Here’s your chance to challenge yourself. Make us a 6-second video with Vine and tweet it at @ANIMALNewYork with the hashtags #XXX (UPDATE: DO NOT USE THE #XXX hashtag) and #VeryShortFilmFest before Friday, February 15th. (Or email it to tips@animalnewyork.com, subject “Very Short Film Fest”). We encourage international submissions of any degree of salaciousness. Entries will be judged based on aesthetics, impact, creative use of the medium and bravery.

Casey Neistat is a New York-based filmmaker with an HBO showno fear and hell of a lot to teach you.

Stoya is an International Porn Superstar, activist and an enigma wrapped in a mystery swinging off aerial silk, right into your heart.

Clayton Cubitt aka Siege is a notorious, possibly magical Brooklyn and New Orleans-based photographer and filmmaker, storyteller and eyebrow-raiser in the best way. Consider his orgasmic project Hysterical Literature.

Nate “Igor” Smith is Driven By Boredom. He’s a New York photographer, blogger, man about town, friend of the porn industry and maker of amazing images.

Zoetica Ebb is a Moscow-born, LA-raised artist, writer and photographer currently working on The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing — a video travel guide series giving insight into the skyrocketing alternative art, fashion, music, and nightlife culture in Beijing — and beastly botanical art series Alien Botany. And she may be from space.

We select the finalists. Our fantastic jury decides the winners. First prize winner will get $100. Three runners up will be selected and receive $10 each and some ANIMAL stickers. Additionally, ANIMAL will curate an online exhibition/screening of the best film festival entries, if a theme organically emerges, and you will be #famous.

Embrace the app’s throwback in-camera editing! We’re mesmerized. The “vines” remind us of Jonas Mekas. Best social network ever? Maybe. And don’t worry. The internet police isn’t going after you. Vine’s Terms of Service do not explicitly prohibit explicit imagery, so do it to it.

ANIMAL’s Unofficial Vine NC-17 Very Short Film Festival is not affiliated with Vine, Twitter or Russ Meyer. CGI money does not reflect the size of the cash prize. Thanks to ANIMAL pigeoneer Allison Bagg for making it rain.