Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Valium Village

Nominated in Weird

About Valium Village

Valium Village is a Vine account from reality TV editor Michael Bellizzi. Michael takes snippets of bizarre English language-learning videos and sex-ed tapes from the ’80s and early ’90s, edited into six-second stories seemingly ripped right from after-school specials. In that style, the vines are surreal—low-budget camerawork, awkward acting, odd non-sequitur scenes taken out of context—and mostly quiet, with an underlying tension that’s likened the “Village" to a soap opera town, where there’s relationship drama over pot smoking, confusing condom advice, and and mundane moments turned into existential dread in the spotlight.

Valium Village's best work on social

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