• Buffer Festival 2021 - Toronto
  • Buffer Festival is an international digital video festival, held annually in Toronto, Canada. Buffer showcases the talents of online video creators who have debuted their work on Youtube. Buffer has been called “The digital version of the Toronto Film Festival” and ‘The World’s first festival dedicated to Youtube content’.

    Postponed to this Fall

    Over the past few weeks, it has become clear that there is still too much uncertainty around the COVID situation in Toronto, for us to be able to properly plan for a safe Buffer Festival at the end of August. With so many international guests and a lack of clarity around what regulations will be in place, we have decided to postpone Buffer Festival Toronto.

    The good news is that Buffer Toronto should still be this year, hopefully sometime in the fall. We will be announcing the new dates as soon as we can.

    We are all so disappointed, but happy to wait a few months if it means we will be safer and able to bring you all the best Buffer possible.

    Thank you to the Creators, Guests, and Partners for your patience. We will meet again soon.

    Thank you.

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    Buffer Festival Toronto in partnership with FAN EXPO Canada!

    FAN EXPO Canada is one of North America’s largest fan events and takes place in Toronto every year towards the end of the summer. This partnership allows Buffer Festival the opportunity to provide some additional programming. In addition to all the Buffer Festival programming, inside FAN EXPO, Buffer Festival will be setting up 10,000 square feet of Creator awesomeness, including; Creator talks, inspiring Keynotes, Merchandise, live performances, podcasts, and a host of other special events and experiential activities.

    About Buffer Festival
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    Buffer Festival is the world's largest international digital-first film festival. Curating and celebrating video premieres from today's acclaimed digital creators.

    Covid-19 Health and safety
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    Covid 19 Health and Safety “Buffer Festival and our partners first priority is to the health and safety of everyone in attendance. With our hosts at Leicester Square Odeon all precautions will be taken to ensure a safe Festival.

    More information will be available as we get closer to the event date.

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    Our Policy
    Buffer Festival supports bold, independent content creators

    Our spaces and events encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives with a freely flowing discourse anchored in mutual respect. Robust and inclusive debate is intrinsic to our community values and we encourage all festival goers to follow the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

    Therefore, we ask that everyone in the Festival community—artists, audiences, volunteers, press, industry, staff, and beyond—does their part in creating an environment that is welcoming to all by committing to being:

    • Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
    • Intentional with your words by abstaining from hate speech or actions of any kind, including the abuse of chat functions (ex. trolling)
    • Mindful of the personal space and boundaries of others by avoiding unwelcome sexual attention, harassment, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact of any kind
    • Respectful of panel speakers, artists, and audience members by refraining from sustained disruption of screenings, sessions, talks, or other events
    • Conscious of the power you hold by not engaging in abuse or intimidation including that related to race, gender, position, or wealth
    • Considerate of the work of artists by refraining from phishing and pirating the work of Buffer content creators
    Dress code

    We want our visitors to enjoy themselves and we often host events where dressing up is encouraged. We would ask anyone dressing up to be mindful of their choices and whether any offence could be caused.

    • Outfits which threaten others’ rights to a safe space should not be worn.
    • Behaviours that seek to offend a particular race, religion or culture, or costumes which centre around historical events that degrade someone’s ancestry in a derogatory way will not be tolerated.
    • Items deemed dangerous such as replica weapons will not be allowed.
    Dress code

    The venue offers barrier-free access, and meets all requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”).

    Wheelchairs are available as a courtesy service on a first come first serve basis. Please visit our Guest Services agent located in the North Building on Level 200 and in the South Building on Level 500.

    For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility, please contact the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at (416) 585-8199 or accessibility@mtccc.com.

    If you require help booking tickets, or have questions around accessibility seating, or have any accessibility questions about the event, please email the festival directly at support@bufferfestival.com.

    If you require help booking tickets, or have questions around accessibility seating, or have any accessibility questions about the event, please email the festival directly at support@bufferfestival.com.