The largest film festival for elevated online video.

Featuring theatrical screenings, creator red carpets, industry keynotes, and awards.

What is 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. Featuring theatrical screenings, red carpets, educational keynotes, and awards. Buffer Festival is a showcase of video premieres, celebrating artistic and innovative content from acclaimed digital creators.

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Experience video premieres

Laugh, cry, get inspired, and experience YouTube live alongside friends and creators. Each creator comes with a brand new video to showcase. Screenings are grouped by genre for easy selection. Sit back, laugh, and enjoy the show!

Supporting and Elevating

Buffer Festival believes in supporting and elevating today's acclaimed digital creators, helping educate up-and-coming creators, and that strong relationships between creators, brands, and industry, can pave the way for a powerful future.

Recognizing Excellence

Each year the festival acknowledges a select number of videos for excellence across various technical and creative aspects. The Excellence Awards are determined by peer review and awarded and celebrated during the highlight of the festival, the formal Awards Gala.


Meet and Hear from Creators

Creators from all over the world come to Buffer Festival. See your favourite creators in the screenings, engage with Q&As, and say hello to them after the screenings on the red carpet meetups.


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