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The British Urban Film Festival 2011 (August Preview)

Mr Geoff Small, Mr Stephen Lloyd Jackson, Mr Yves Brodsky, Ms Sonja Phillips, Ms Jane Sanchez-Gull, Mr Aml Ameen, Mr Cassius Matthias, Mr Lyndon Ives, Mr Harold Chapman, Ms Ida Akesson, Ms Beth Parkes, Mr Richard Bond, Mr Ben Miller, and Mr Paris Leonti.

Having saluted our 16 shortlisted filmmakers BUFF would like to thank all of those other talented filmmakers who’ve submitted their entries for festival consideration – it has been a privilege to watch them all. We would also like to thank the men and women who’ve worked so creatively behind the scenes to bring you the best festival we can. And so for the final time before the festival, from all of us at BUFF we wish all of you who are coming to watch this year’s sweet 16 – the buffest 3 days of your lives... This month’s edition of the BUFF Blog is devoted entirely to the official line-up and the programme for next month’s jewel in the crown. The woman tasked with polishing that jewel and announcing it to the world at large is our lead festival publicist Leigh Odimah...

The British Urban Film Festival 2011 comes to the heart of London’s entertainment district.
16TH - 17TH - 18TH SEPTEMBER 2011 Congress House 23-28 Great Russell Street London WC1

As London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival turns creative London's attention to fashion, style and design - for avid film goers the spot light shines on the capital’s film festival season. The 6th annual British Urban Film Festival is offering Londoners the opportunity to watch films made by some of Britain's most engaging and independent film-making talent in heart of the London’s West End.

BUFF Loves FREE film, and at absolutely no cost to watch, Londoners are invited to Congress House 23-28 Great Russell Street London WC1 to watch sixteen films made largely by British film directors and producers; a showcase of exceptional and unpredictable tales that challenge society's status quo; Tales that are heartwarming, touching, cheeky, funny, and at times difficult and unsettling to watch with film themes that cut across the grain including HIV, mental health, the benefits system, London's young adults, the socio-economic climate, relationships in crisis, the world of stand-up comedy, the UK justice system, romance and fated love.

Friday September 16 (Doors open 6.30pm - 11pm)
7.50pm: Special Delivery (dir Geoff Searle, UK, 7 mins)
8.00pm: David is Dying UK Premiere (dir Stephen Lloyd Jackson, UK, 91 mins)
9:30pm: Live Q&A with Henry Bonsu, Stephen Lloyd Jackson, Lonyo Engele & Isaura Barbe-Brown

Saturday September 17 (Doors open 5pm - 11pm)
5.45pm - 8.30pm: BUFF SHORTS UK Showcase (back-to-back screenings)
Juana (The Slave) (dir Yves Brodsky, UK/France, 3 mins)
The Pond (dir Sonja Phillips, UK, 16 mins)
Hitler & Henry VIII (dir Jane Gull, UK, 6 mins)
Drink, Drugs & KFC (dir Aml Ameen, UK, 27 mins)
The Entropic of Cancer - a trilogy of short films:
Holler (dir Cassius Matthias, UK, 11 mins)
The Public Benefits (dir Cassius Matthias, UK, 13 mins)
It’s a Serendipitous Thing (dir Cassius Matthias, UK, 11 mins)
Delphine the Baker’s Assistant (dir Lyndon Ives, UK, 12 mins)
Invisible (dir Harold Chapman, UK, 15 mins)
The Holiday (dir Ida Akesson, UK, 11 mins)
Special Delivery (REPEATED - dir Geoff Searle, UK, 7 mins)
Followed by live Q&A with the directors and Festival Director Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

9.00pm: Damilola: Death of a 10 year old (dir Beth Parkes, UK, 60 mins)
Followed by live Q&A with panellists including Richard Taylor OBE, Gary Trowsdale (Damilola Taylor Trust), Dennis Gyamfi (Endz to Endz) and Andre Campbell (Enfuse Youth). Hosted by Henry Bonsu.

Sunday September 18 (Doors open 3pm - 11pm)
3.30pm: Tupac Assassination - part 1: Conspiracy or Revenge (dir Richard Bond, USA, 93 mins) introduced by Festival Director Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe
5.30pm: Huge - The Movie (dir Ben Miller, UK, 78 mins) introduced by the comedian Lateef Lovejoy
8.30pm: Mercenaries - UK Premiere (dir Paris Leonti, UK, 93 mins) introduced by Buff Board member Anjela Lauren Smith
Followed by live Q&A with Paris Leonti (dir) Luc Chaudhary (prod) lead actor Robert Fucilla and Vas Blackwood
Due to the explicit use of language in some of the films, viewer discretion is advised.

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BUFF 2011 will also be streaming 4 short films on its’ festival website starting on September 15. The 4 films that have been shortlisted are Get in the Picture, A Mother’s Tear, Sweep and Scratch. Keep up to date with the festival with regular updates on ‘The Daily BUFF’ (available via Facebook and Twitter).


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