The Toronto-based Buffer Festival will feature appearances from UK YouTubers Melanie Murphy, Dodie Clark, and Bertie Gilbert among others.
Buffer Festival has announced 15 UK-based YouTube creators who will be making an appearance at their fifth annual event, committed to showcasing filmmaking on YouTube. The list of attendees this year includes prominent filmmakers Bertie Gilbert and Jack Howard.
This year will take place at the majestic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres – the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world. pic.twitter.com/TwI0ehwn7H
— Buffer Festival 📽️ (@BufferFestival) May 30, 2017
Also attending are Adrian Bliss, Bertie Gilbert, Connie Glynn, Dean Dobbs, Dodie Clark, Hannah Witton, Hazel Hayes, Luke Cutforth, Melanie Murphy, PJ Liguori, Sammy Paul, Savannah Brown, Tim Hautekiet, and Will Darbyshire.
The festival was originally conceived in 2011, where it was seen as the digital version of the Torronto International Film Festival. This emphasis on showcasing YouTube filmmaking in a communal environment continues this year, with the premiere of a new short film directed by Melanie Murphy.
AHH! 😍 I'm gonna be premiering another short this year at Buffer…along with all these talented peeps…can't wait! https://t.co/DCFmURg8BC https://t.co/1m76D7vRM7
— Melanie 💚 Murphy (@melaniietweets) May 30, 2017
Melanie’s new film is set to feature among many others, with eight unique screenings sorted into themes, from Women of YouTube to Travel and Adventure, Comedy, and more.
For the first time, this year’s Buffer Festival is set to take place over four days, from 28 September to 1 October at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres in Toronto, Canada. The extra day allows one to attend all eight screenings and the red carpet award show gala event, which was not possible in previous years.
The festival will feature an industry day with workshops and panel discussions. A creator day is also planned, where aspiring creators can network and learn from established YouTubers.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.
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