In the first event of its kind, The Buffer Festival, launched by YouTube creator Corey Vidal, will focus entirely on content created exclusively for YouTube. To be held over 3 days this November, the Toronto, Canada based festival aims to go beyond the traditional method of video consumption - desktop and mobile devices - to show that YouTube content can have that big screen appeal. It will showcase videos by genre and by specific full-time YouTubers. Guests already confirmed for the event include Grace Helbig (Dailygrace), The Fine Bros, Hannah Hart, Tay Zonday and Michael Buckley.
Hosted across different venues still hot from the main Toronto International Film Festival such as the Bell Lightbox, Glenn Gould Studio and the Scotiabank Theatre, the festival will feature 50 feature-length shows in two different formats, by topic or centered around a big name celebrity YouTuber. You can see the trailer for the festival below:
Partners of the festival include YouTube itself as well as Canon, TIFF Next Wave Committee, Cineplex Entertainment and InsideDigital.org.
The event takes place over three days from the 8th to the 10 of November 2013. Tickets go on sale Thursday September 26th.