Third Annual Buffer Festival attracts most acclaimed international YouTube creators to Toronto

TORONTO, September 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Buffer Festival, powered by LG, the premiere international film festival for the world's most acclaimed YouTube creators, returns to Toronto from October 23rd to 25th. Created by Canadian talent Corey Vidal and produced by ApprenticeA Productions, the festival draws some of the most popular and accomplished YouTubers, their loyal followers and industry influencers to the city. 

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In its third year, Buffer Festival has established itself as a global stage on which content creators have the opportunity to promote their current projects and announce new ones.  It allows them to enjoy an engaging and interactive platform where they can sit among their audience and share in moments of discovery. This year, screenings will be themed across 12 different categories, including: Music, Short Films, Comedy, LGBT+, Science and Education, Gaming and Animation, and more.

"Each year I am amazed at the creativity and the calibre of videos that are submitted to Buffer Festival and I am so proud to provide the YouTubers with the opportunity to receive the attention they deserve," says Corey Vidal, Creative Director of Buffer Festival. "I'm so excited to be part of this project, one that unites fans, creators and brands that I feel privileged to be associated with."

Over the past three years, Buffer Festival has set itself apart as the leading industry event that curates the best new online content that YouTube has to offer. It is a festival where not only is new content premiered, but where relationships and collaborations are forged.  Fans also have the opportunity to screen some of the most anticipated YouTube videos before they are available online; this year that includes content from YouTubers such as Matthew Santoro, JusReign, Sawyer Hartman and PJ Liguori. Additionally, the largely anticipated red carpet gala will have all the YouTube personalities of Buffer Festival in attendance, and will be held on October 23, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Buffer Festival's audience has grown exponentially over the years, with over 10,000 tickets sold last year and a much larger crowd expected for 2015. Tickets are now on sale and attendees can buy tickets for single shows in advance for $20.00. To purchase tickets and for more information about program schedules and the YouTube celebrities attending, visit www.bufferfestival.com

Festival highlights – what's new this year
This year, in partnership with Ryerson University's Transmedia Zone and CBC, Buffer Festival will be introducing Creator Day, a full day of educational workshops presented by YouTube celebrities, industry professionals and technical teachers. Up-and-coming creators will have the opportunity to learn from the experts to help develop their skills in all aspects of video production and become the next generation of Canadian YouTube stars. Creator Day will take place on October 23rd at CBC Glenn Gould Studio. More information is available at www.bufferfestival.com/creator-day.

About Buffer Festival

Buffer Festival is a publicly attended theatrical showcase that presents digital video content from the most prominent creators on YouTube. Held from Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th, the festival will showcase an array of YouTube's highest quality content during 90-minute theatrical screenings and host meetups, interviews, fan events, and a special red carpet gala and gala premiere. For more information, visit www.bufferfestival.com.

About ApprenticeA Productions

ApprenticeA Productions is a digital video production company owned by director Corey Vidal that harnesses the viral nature of YouTube, social media, and online sharing. ApprenticeA has created YouTube content for over a dozen Fortune 500 companies, has produced over 1500 YouTube videos, and has amassed over 100 million video views online.

SOURCE Buffer Festival

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For further information: Zaitoon Murji, The Mint Agency, zaitoon@themintagency.com or 416.923.6468; Madison Hawkins, The Mint Agency, madison@themintagency.com or 416.923.6468

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