About the Buffer Foundation


A not-for-profit supporting Canadian and international digital-first filmmakers through education, celebration, recognition, and development opportunities with industry. Buffer Foundation has many facets supporting the community, such as:

Indigenous Creator Initiative

Buffer Festival has partnered with Road to Freedom to bring experienced digital video education to Indigenous communities and Indigenous youth in Canada. Watch the 2018 recap video here.

“YouTube is in need of Indigenous creators to showcase their work, culture and talents to the main stream audience. There is massive opportunities for Indigenous people to make a statement in the world of YouTube and story telling. Having Buffer Festival as a supporter of this is a huge step in the right direction!”” – Kyle Nobess, Road to Freedom

Insight Series

Insight Series is Buffer Foundation’s education and industry arm. Bringing together established creators, aspiring creators and industry executives to openly discuss challenges in collaborating, as well as working together toward setting a standard within the online community. With the goal of inspiring and educating, Insight Series’ sessions contain best practices for working together, elevating content, and tales of successes and failures from the creators and brands who “get it”.

Buffer Festival

Buffer Festival is the world’s largest international digital-first film festival. This is Buffer Foundation’s curation and celebration of video premieres from today’s acclaimed digital creators. Featuring theatrical screenings, red carpets, educational keynotes, and awards.

Buffer Publication

Working as “the voice of the creator”, the Buffer Foundation releases a yearly publication telling the stories that don’t exist. Featuring articles written by today’s established digital-first creators, exclusive interviews, and education on the art and skill of video creation.