Barely even four months old, Twitter's Vine video service has already delighted the film world to the point that the Tribeca Film Festival is giving ephemeral attention spans their very own Vine competition. And the people were ready. After sorting through over 400 Vines or approximately 40 minutes-worth (for those of you keeping score at home), the judges came out with 40 of the very best abridged tales they could find in four categories: Auteur, Animage, Genre, and Series (with each submission being a Vine trilogy).
Some are sad, others thought-provoking, and nearly all are incredible, be it for their creativity or the absurd amount of patience they would take to produce. Here are our favorites from each category, but we highly encourage you to check out all 40 submissions here. And make sure to turn the sound on.