Buffer Festival ended this evening, and over 200 videos and short films premiered from over 70 creators. YouTube content creators from all around the globe were invited to Toronto to showcase their work on the big screens of Toronto’s theaters.
Here are Much’s picks for the five must-see videos that we saw at Buffer Festival.
1. #DigitalDetox by Estee Lalonde
Estee Lalonde of Essiebutton documents her 48-hour “digital detox” in which she gives up all technology—no phone, no Internet and no TV for an entire weekend. The results are hilarious while simultaneously being philosophical. It might completely change the way you think of the Internet.
2. The Original DIY-ers from The Sorry Girls
Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid of do-it-yourself channel The Sorry Girls presented a documentary-style short film in which they interviewed a group of senior men and women about their own DIYs. The result was a sentimental reflection on how different growing up was for these elderly men and women.
3. A Year In Review by Louis Cole
Travel blogger Louis Cole of FunForLouis presented a super-cut of all the adventures he’s been on this year. You’ll be shocked at the number of crazy things he’s experienced in the short span of 10 months.
4. How to Live Forever by Jack Roper
Filmed on a TV set in Ireland, Jack Roper of Vsauce3 takes his audience on an educational narrative on the topic of living forever. Think of it as Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Dr. Victor Frankenstein—you won’t want to miss it.
5. Greenland by Tim Kellner
Take a trip to the mysterious and seldom-traveled country of Greenland with Tim Kellner of Timtothewild. The stunning backdrop of the icy territory will make you want to book a ticket right now.