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OWC Announces Sponsorship of Vimeo Festival and Awards

OWC will serve as a featured sponsor of the Vimeo Festival & Awards. The event will be held at Murmrr in Brooklyn, NY on January 11, 2020. 

The Vimeo Festival and Awards is a celebration of a year of incredible storytelling from the world’s best creators, brands and businesses, including the Vimeo’s 2019 Best of the Year honorees. The event will feature screenings, live directors’ commentaries, and panel discussions. There will also be an awards celebration, where the 2019 Staff Picks Best of the Year award recipients will be named. Best of the Year award categories include Best Branded Content, Best Brand Story: Large Business, Best Brand Story: Small Business, Best Action Sports, Best Animation, Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Drama, Best Experimental, and Best Travel. Audiences can watch all nominated Best of the Year videos here.

OWC Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor will join Vimeo’s Derick Rhodes in a session called “Get your workflow Flowing.” Here they will discuss the ins and outs of video creation in the context of data management. Derick and Larry will dive into the latest in production-grade SSDs and external hard drive technology to help filmmakers and producers understand how to tailor workflow solutions for their projects. Additional panel topics throughout the event include brand identity through video, transitioning from a short film to a feature, and navigating the artistic process.

Chris Kooistra, OWC Director of Marketing, commented: “Sponsoring the Vimeo Festival was a logical choice for OWC. Our engineers strive to produce the best storage and expansion solutions for all levels of creatives worldwide, and we are excited to take part in this event and to experience the award-winning videos.” He continued: “Vimeo allows creators to receive wider exposure for their works, and OWC is proud to be the company that allows those creators to feel confident in knowing that their creations can be produced, stored and archived safely on OWC solutions.”

Courtney Horwitz, Head of Brand, Vimeo added: “The Vimeo Festival and Awards will honor a year of exceptional videos from our incredibly talented community of creators, and with programming featuring some of the industry’s top thought leaders, our hope is VFA attendees leave with the inspiration to create their next project. OWC is a world-class tech brand and their partnership and support are instrumental in bringing this event to life.” 

The Vimeo Festival & Awards will take place on Saturday, January 11, at Murmrr from 12:30 pm – late. See vimeo.com/festival for more information and tickets.

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