It’s been an incredible year of events for The Narrative. We see them as a great opportunity for creators to meet the community that has supported them for years. We get inspired seeing how much this booming industry has grown from our 10 years being involved in it. And most importantly it is a chance to show off amazing films and celebrate those behind it. Because we’re spread out across the globe from Quebec to London, Los Angeles to Cape Town it’s mostly at these key events that we all get to hang out together.
Buffer Festival | Toronto
Buffer Festival is the most exclusive of the online video events, it premiers international films from YouTube’s most acclaimed creators. Creators get suited and glammed up for the Red Gala Event before the many special screenings whilst fans have the opportunity to meet and take photographs beside them. In many ways, this was The Narrative’s coming out party. We had creators debut films in the categories of animation, short film and adventure. Furthermore, Suli Breaks gave a stunning live performance at the festival’s main Gala Event.
VidCon | LA
The biggest Online video event in the world: Meetups, industry chats, lots of fans, and parties! We were invited to host an oversubscribed panel on “How to make YouTube Your Full-Time Job” where we invited our friends at BBC and Maker studios to join the debate.
Summer in the City | London
The UK’s largest YouTube convention has come a long way from meetups with ukuleles in Hyde Park to filling the Excel centre London! As well as meeting the YouTube community and meeting with brands / industry folks, we were invited to exhibit some films we made for Canon and speak on the Travel panel.
YouTube Creator Day | Manchester
YouTube has always had good support for creators in major cities such as LA and London. However, good talent can be found anywhere so when YouTube asked us to support the creators in Manchester, we didn’t hesitate to join the panel. It was great meeting so many young YouTube creators across the spectrum. We can’t wait to see what they make next.
Brand Press Days
We’ve also had lots of fun with our creators being involved with their favourite brands at press days. This gives us an opportunity to align our favourite brands with our creators that make for amazing partnerships. We work with brands at the top of their game including Sony, Canon and BMW. We make sure collaborations make creative sense and most importantly contribute to the pioneering of Branded Entertainment and Digital Series!