Buffer Festival is back bigger and better this year in partnership with FAN EXPO Canada after a three-year gap. At Best Buy we’re getting ready together with Toronto to celebrate the work of acclaimed digital creators and to support aspiring video creators at our Creator Zone at FAN EXPO. Read on to learn how you can join the festivities and enter for a chance to win great prizes at the festival.
Get inspired to share your stories at Buffer Festival and FAN EXPO
Buffer Festival is the largest international digital-first film festival that rewards today’s acclaimed digital creators. From August 26th to August 28th, participants will be able to enjoy theatrical screenings of curated video premieres and inspiring keynotes. Best Buy will be there for the occasion by sponsoring and presenting an award at the Buffer Festival Gala.
This year, the festivities don’t end at the doors of the John W. H. Bassett theatre. Buffer Festival partnered with FAN EXPO Canada to offer digital content enthusiasts an even better experience. FAN EXPO Canada is one of the largest fan events in North America, and from August 25th to August 28th, Buffer Festival will occupy 10,000 square feet at the event where creator talks, live performances, podcasts, and other special events and experiential activities will take place.
Meet creators and test the latest video gear at the Best Buy Creator Zone
Best Buy will have a creator zone within Buffer Festival’s area at FAN EXPO, where you’ll be able to meet established creators and try the latest and greatest equipment for content creation to produce your own video from start to finish. Whether you’re an aspiring content creator or a seasoned video producer, you’ll be able to get hands-on with the latest cameras, gimbals, ring lights, and more, as well as ask questions to our knowledgeable Blue Shirts about the products to help you get started with your content creation journey or improve your videos.
Once you’re familiar with the equipment and know how to shoot a great video with the gear, make sure to attend one of our two functional lighting and editing workshops to learn the craft of editing from industry experts. You’ll then be able to apply some of that knowledge to create and edit your own video to enter our contest for a chance to win great prizes.
How to enter the contest
Visit the Best Buy Creator Zone at the Toronto FAN EXPO between August 25th and August 28th. Use the gear provided by Best Buy and the participating vendors or your own device to create an original short video, then upload it to TikTok or Instagram with the hashtag #BestBuyatBufferFestival. Make sure your account is public so we can see your post.
What you can win
We are excited to give away the tools you will need to create content and share your stories. Each winner of this contest will receive one of the tools that were used in the Creator Zone. Potential prizes include:
- Dell XPS 15.6″ touchscreen laptop.
- Sony Alpha ZV-E10 APS-C mirrorless vlog camera with 16-50mm lens kit, Sony Bluetooth microphone, and Sony vlogger accessory kit.
- GoPro HERO10 waterproof 5.3K sports & helmet camera.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro quadcopter drone with camera.
- And several other smaller prizes.