"Buzz" video garners international award

An Anglican Video production, “Vision 2019: catch the buzz,” was awarded the Bronze Remi award in  the religion, ethics, and spirituality category at Worldfest 2011, Houston, Texas. WorldFest received more than 3,200 entries from 33 countries.

“Dwindling resources do not have to mean waning passions,” said Lisa Barry, senior producer at Anglican Video. “The Anglican Church of Canada has a great story to tell and every day we try to tell it with creativity and a commitment to excellence. An award like this reinforces our commitment. It tells us that we are competitive and our work not only stands up—it stands out.”

The three-and-a-half-minute video was made to promote the Marks of Mission, which emerged as a priority from the church’s strategic plan, Vision 2019. It begins with an imaginative exploration of how Jesus might use social media, then it challenges Canadian Anglicans to embrace and share the Marks of Mission. The evocative piece combines animation and YouTube videos that Canadian Anglicans submitted as part of Vision 2019’s “dream the church” exercise.

After debuting at General Synod 2010, “Vision 2019: catch the buzz” has been shown in dioceses and parishes across Canada.

Watch the award-winning video online.

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