OWC Announces Sponsorship of Vimeo Festival and Awards

Tech provider will act with video platform leader to celebrate exceptional videos and creators from 2019

Dec 30, 2019 | WOODSTOCK, IL


OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of hard drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, 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, panel discussions as well as an awards celebration, where the 2019 Staff Picks Best of the Year award recipients will be named. The 2019 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” where 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 project. 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 is instrumental in bringing this event to life.”

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


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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