VIFF Gets Creative With YouTubers

VIFF Gets Creative With YouTubers

Since 1982, the Vancouver International Film Festival has been celebrating and sharing diverse filmmaking and storytelling on the big screen.

VIFF 2017, the 36th annual festival, is underway and includes a slew of new and enhanced programming to complement its core film festival screenings and events. This includes new film program streams; VIFF Live – an immersive sonic and visual experience; a virtual reality day; creator talks; indie days and more.

This year also features a focus on YouTube content creators with a full day of programming from Toronto’s Buffer Festival. It includes a Creator Day full of workshops and seminars from industry experts as well as talks from featured creators. Whether you’re just starting out or already an established Creator, there’s tons of insight to be gained by attending this free event.

The YouTube theme continues with a Gala Awards Screening and Red Carpet Event featuring some of the winning content from Buffer Festival. Some of the winning Creators from Buffer Festival include Andrew Huang, Ollie, Ari Fitz, Vaga Brothers, Melanie Murphy, TimH, Dom Fera and Adrian Bliss. Tickets to the featured screening and red carpet are $25.

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A number of Vancouver-based YouTubers were featured at Buffer Festival this year including Christian LeBlanc, Laura Reid, Alayna Fender, Julie Vu, Linda Dong and Nadine Sykora. They all premiered new videos during the festival in various categories: travel & adventure, vlogging, LGBTQ+ and “Women of YouTube”.

On our way to the ✨LGBTQ✨ screening!! (I’m premiering a new episode of I DON’T BI IT!! 💙💜💖)

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Confirmed Creators attending the Buffer Festival event at VIFF include Dom Fera, Tim Hautekiet, Robert Randall, Ciaran O’Brien, Michael Rizzi, Adrian Bliss plus Vancouver’s Haley Blais and Alayna Fender. You can meet them during the 1 hour red carpet meetup after the 2 hour YouTuber screening.

Buffer Festival @ VIFF
Vancity Theatre
Creator Day, Monday October 9th (10am) – FREE
Screening & Red Carpet, Monday October 9 (5pm) – $25
For more information and tickets visit VIFF

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