Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby0
Buffer Festival Announces Most Diverse Creator Lineup in 7 Year History
At an exclusive event held at Henry’s Canada, Buffer Festival announced the creators who will be premiering original content at their 7th annual festival. Over twenty percent of the creators will be making their Buffer Festival debut this year including comedy vlogger MacDoesIt, trans non-binary YouTuber Ash Hardell, Evelyn From The Internets, BuzzFeed Ladylike member Freddie Ransome, Sharlene Taulé from Fox’s Star, and Hedy Clark, the 14 year old UK YouTuber and animator. Returning alumni include Wong Fu Productions, Elle Mills, Jon Cozart, Shannon Boodram, Whitney Avalon, PJ Liguori, and Melanie Murphy.
Since its inception in 2012, Buffer Festival has been committed to growth, innovation, and inclusivity. What started out as a series of premiere screenings from some of the world’s most imaginative digital producers has now grown into a movement that includes a marketplace for creators and brands, a series of insightful panels from today’s industry innovators, and now a leader in promoting and supporting diverse narratives. Their commitment to being the leading all-inclusive festival is solidified with over a quarter of their filmmakers being diverse along with over 25% of them identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. This Summer, Buffer Festival also announced a new initiative with Road to Freedom that will focus on supporting indigenous youth as they prepare to become the next generation of filmmakers.
“I love being able to share my content in person and see people’s reactions,” said returning YouTuber Elle Mills. “It’s something I don’t get to see often so it’s extremely heartwarming to experience it.”
CONFIRMED 2019 CREATORS:
Chris and Jack
Evelyn From The Internets
Jack and Dean
The Valley Folk
Tin Can Brothers
Wong Fu Productions
General tickets are now on sale after their VIP package sold out in a matter of hours just a few weeks ago. Buffer Festival will be held from October 4-6, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, OntarioTweet