Buffer Festival<..." />Buffer Festival Announces Most Diverse Creator Lineup in 7 Year History – The Hype Magazine


Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


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.”


  • Alanya Fender

  • Ariel Bissett

  • Ash Hardell

  • Ava Gordy

  • Breanne Williamson

  • Bryan Francisco

  • Chantel Houston

  • Chris and Jack

  • Chris Hau

  • Dom Fera

  • Eddy Burback

  • Elle Mills

  • Emile Roy

  • Evelyn From The Internets

  • Fred Bastin

  • Freddie Ransome

  • GingerPale

  • Gus Johnson

  • Hannah Witton

  • Hedy Clark

  • Iz Harris

  • Jack and Dean

  • Jon Cozart

  • JR Alli

  • Julia Nunes

  • Julie Vu

  • Julie Zhan

  • Justin Gerhard

  • Lizzie Peirce

  • Louis Cole

  • MacDoesIt

  • Makeba Lindsay

  • Malinda Reese

  • Marina Lin

  • Meghan Tonjes

  • Melanie Murphy

  • Michael Rizzi

  • Miles Jai

  • Nick Pitera

  • Nicola Foti

  • PJ Liguori

  • Raya Encheva

  • Rosalie Lessard

  • Sammy Paul

  • Shannon Boodram

  • Sharlene Taulé

  • Shipwrecked

  • Stef Sanjati

  • Stephanie Frosch

  • Stevie Boebi

  • Sura Mallouh

  • Swoop

  • Taha Khan

  • The Valley Folk

  • TimH

  • Tin Can Brothers

  • Tre Melvin

  • Whitney Avalon

  • Wong Fu Productions

  • Zach Ramelan


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, Ontario


About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑