The sixth Buffer Festival, which annually shines a spotlight on noteworthy content hailing from YouTube and the greater digital realm, will welcome several starry creators later this month in Toronto.
Asian-American filmmaking faction Wong Fu Productions, veteran vlogger Anna Akana, LGBTQ+ trailblazer Stef Sanjati (pictured above), and Valleyfolk — a comedy troupe formed in the wake of SourceFed‘s disbanding — will all premiere new works at the four-day Buffer Festival, kicking off on Sept. 27.
Other creators slated to attend Buffer this year include Alexa Losey, Gaby Dunn, Akilah Hughes, Elle Mills, Jack Howard, Jonah Green, Jon Cozart, and Nicola Foti. (The full roster of all 80 Featured Creators is available right here).
In addition to an all-new Insight Series featuring industry-oriented programming with top execs from YouTube, Lucasfilm, and Patreon, one of the most popular components of Buffer is its Awards Gala, which features a red carpet and also doles out statuettes for notable works screened throughout the festival. This year, Buffer has added two brand new awards: for ‘Performance’ to commemorate onscreen talent, and a ‘’Canadian Award Of Excellence’ to recognize the work of Canadian creators.
Tickets for Buffer Festival are available on its website.