The Buffer Festival announced The Canon VIP Video Makers Competition today. The competition, in partnership with Canon Canada, will give five Canadian YouTube filmmakers free, all-access passes to the 2013 Buffer Festival.
Founded by Corey Vidal, Samantha Fall, Corrado Coia, and presented by ApprenticeA Productions, the Buffer Festival is a three-day event that showcases the best in YouTube filmmaking. The festival runs from November 8–10 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox among several other Toronto-based theaters.
The Canon VIP Video Makers Competition is focusing on YouTube creators with no more than 50,000 subscribers. Entry videos must focus around travel, cinematography, vlogging, or comedy. In addition to all-access passes, selected online filmmakers will also receive a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Phase one of judging will begin on September 20, 2013 and run until Friday, October 11, 2013. Creators are encouraged to upload videos explaining why they want to be VIPs at the Buffer Festival to their personal YouTube channels. The winning selections will be chosen by the Buffer Festival Advisory board based on creativity, videography, and “competition relevance.”