In 2013, Buffer Festival brought a YouTube-focused film festival north of the border. This year, Buffer Festival is back, and it is appealing to online video professionals with an “Industry Day” that will precede three days of screenings and meetups.
The Industry Day, which was launched in partnership with the Canadian Film Centre, will go down on October 16th and will resemble the similarly-named event that occurs during the first day of Vidcon. YouTubers, multi-channel network executives, and digital businesspeople will take the stage at the Hyatt Regency Toronto and will share their thoughts on relevant topics.
Presenters will include top Canadian YouTubers like Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time and Mitchell Moffit of ASAPScience. Some American creators–such as ShayCarl, Craig Benzine, and Frankenstein, M.D. creator Bernie Su–will also speak.
“We were beyond delighted with the success of Buffer Festival last year, with the participation of dozens of YouTube creators and thousands of attendees,” said Buffer Festival founder Corey Vidal. “It made perfect sense for us to partner with the CFC to produce our first Industry Day as part of Buffer Festival 2014. This year we have hundreds of top YouTubers taking part in our event. This is a unique opportunity for us to bring YouTube creators, advertisers, distributors, and entertainment executives together in one room.”
Industry Day will lead into the Buffer Festival’s main three-day event, which will run between October 17th and October 19th. Industry Day tickets are available from the CFC’s website.