Buffer Festival 2023 - Toronto

Buffer Festival 10 Year Anniversary

  • When

    November 10–12, 2023

  • Where

Who's coming?

Buffer Festival supports bold, independent content creators.

We look forward to sharing our full list of amazing creators soon!

In the meantime, why not take a look through our previously features creators?

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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

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

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Covid-19 Health and safety

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.


We’re pleased to offer a new Buffer Festival experience called the Creator Zone taking place inside the FAN EXPO showroom floor. There will be workshops, creator merch, and additional programming with Buffer Festival creators.

Available now!

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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.


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.