BUFFER FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TO A ROARING
SUCCESS AS MINISTER OF CANADIAN HERITAGE
MLANIE JOLY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CREATIVE
AS CANADA UNVEILS ITS INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT
CONTENT CREATORS, BUFFER FESTIVAL
WELCOMES LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL
CREATIVES TO ITS CELEBRATION OF ELEVATED
After months of anticipation, the fifth edition of Buffer Festival officially launched today with its esteemed Industry Day, hosted by best-selling author and TV host Amber Mac, at CBCs Glenn Gould Studio. Welcoming guests from as far as South Africa, Buffer Festivals relevance and influence is more apparent than ever, especially in a time when countries like Canada are actively seeking to ensure that content creators have the support they need in order to continue their career.
During this mornings opening remarks, Nina Pikula, Executive Producer of Buffer Festival, welcomed an engaged crowd of creators, decision-makers, sponsors, brands and media with a poignant speech that set the tone for the next four days of panels, screenings and galas. [This] program has been inspired by industry executives and creators who push the limits of storytelling in todays ever-changing media landscape, said Pikula, We want to celebrate all of you that follow your dreams with no regrets, and we hope that today will give you the encouragement, skills and passion to continue telling stories that resonate with the masses.
Emmy Award-winning brand storyteller David Beebe delivered a keynote speech addressing the symbiotic relationship between creators and brands, encouraging organic and authentic storytelling as the best way to build a community and drive commerce. We have to provide value as storytellers first, Beebe stated.
A moment everyone had been looking forward to since it was first announced was House of Cards Executive Producer Dana Brunettis closing remarks. Since his involvement with Jameson First Shot, a short film competition for up-and-coming filmmakers run by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Brunetti has become a leading voice in the creator community. His mission to get great content to a bigger audience resonated with the Festivals attendees. Its important to encourage new talent, undiscovered talent, concluded Brunetti.
With these types of conversations being had around content creation, its more crucial than ever to discuss the ways in which our institutions can come forward and provide these boundary pushing creators with the support needed and the channels of distribution necessary to tell important and authentic stories. Earlier today, Mlanie Joly elaborated on the Creative Canada initiative, where she concluded that it will help creators develop new ideas, take risks, and make content that stands out. This exciting announcement only invigorates Buffer Festivals commitment to giving a platform to creators with an eye for elevated content.
For a schedule of events visit: https://bufferfestival.com/schedule
About Buffer Festival
Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. Held from Thursday, September 28th to Sunday, October 1st, the festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, showcasing an array of YouTube’s highest quality content. Now in its fifth edition, the festival will host an Industry Day, that features behind the scenes conversations, workshops, panel discussions, and case studies with some of the top creators in the digital marketplace. Creator Day will bring together and engage aspiring creators with some of the most seasoned professionals. The Festival also includes additional themed screenings throughout the weekend, hands-on workshops, and behind-the-screen conversations with creators and panels led by industry professionals.
For more information, visit bufferfestival.com.
Source: Buffer Festival
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