The fourth edition of Buffer Fringe took place between the 8th and 11th of November 2017, in Old City Nicosia. As the only Fringe Festival in Cyprus, it took place in several non-theatrical venues and public spaces across the divide: in Garage, Faneromeni Square, Selimiye Square, Arasta Square, Bedesten and Bandabulya. All activities in the festival programme were open to public, accessible to all and free of charge. The audience had the chance to watch 14 unique performances in total in various genres including, dance, theatre, music, painting, and installations. In addition to 7 local performances from all over Cyprus, there were 7 international performances visiting Buffer Fringe Festival from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom and Greece. Buffer Fringe 2017-2018 was the first edition of the Festival to receive international recognition from the European Festivals Association with the “Remarkable Festival” label and run as a laureate for the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) award. This edition was also locally supported by the Stelios Award from the Stelios Foundation.