Airbnb wants your help making a Vine movie

They’re using the app to create a film for a new campaign called “Hollywood and Vines.”


Audra Schroeder


Published Aug 23, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 8:18 am CDT

Since its release in January, Vine has evolved from a medium for personal expression to a platform for corporate collaboration. Perhaps Airbnb, a house-rental finder that operates on the same networking platform as CouchSurfing, was inspired by other collaborative Vine tourism ads. The company’s using the app to crowdsource a film for a new campaign called “Hollywood and Vines,” which started yesterday.

Over on Twitter, Airbnb’s tweeting out “shot lists” every day until Aug. 25. Followers can then submit a six-second Vine clip using the specs from their tweet.

#S10 A paper airplane flies through several tight spots. It barely makes it! #AIRBNBHV

— Airbnb (@Airbnb) August 23, 2013

After the cutoff date, a select number of submitted clips will then be edited together for a film, which is being touted as the first short film shot entirely Vine. It will be screened on the Sundance Channel next month. If your clip is used, you get $100 towards an Airbnb rental.

#S11 6 second dash. Hold phone in the air, record and run smoothly #AirbnbHV

— Airbnb (@Airbnb) August 23, 2013

You can find submissions on Vine under the #airbnbhv tag, and there are already quite a few, many of them involving a paper airplane zooming through different locales. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with this effort, a sort of virtual version of an exquisite corpse. Fun fact: Ashton Kutcher is an Airbnb investor.

Screengrab via Pinot/Vine

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2013, 5:24 pm CDT