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BT partners with BUFF to sponsor British Urban Film Festival

              London, 26/05/17 BUFF – the leading film festival for diversity in the world – has found a new home for its annual showpiece after BT agreed to sponsor the seven day event for 2017. Under the terms of the deal, from September this year, BT will host every film festival event (including the BUFF Awards) at the iconic BT Tower in London, a venue which isn’t usually open to the public. BT will also share the awards ceremo...

BUFF 2017 British Urban Film Festival Cannes News Conference set for Friday 26 May

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Memo to all journalists, film critics, bloggers and other accredited attendees of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.   London, 21/05/2017 For immediate release: The British Urban Film Festival invites you to attend the BUFF 2017 Cannes Press Conference on Friday 26 May, 10.00am - 12noon, at the Hotel Amarante Cannes (Matisse Room). The address is 78, Boulevard Carnot, 06400 Cannes, France. Speaking at the press conference will be BUFF CEO and founder Emmanuel Anyi...

Channel 4 pick 'Driftwood' and 'Sunny Boy' to receive network TV premieres

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The British Urban Film Festival can announce today that ‘Driftwood’ & ‘Sunny Boy’ have become the first festival selections to broadcast on network television as part of Channel 4’s short film strand The Shooting Gallery - showcasing brand new films from some of the UK’s best new film-making talent. ‘Driftwood’ (directed by James Webber) was shown as part of last year’s BUFF shorts UK showcase at Oxford House in London’s Bethna...

The #buffblog (May 2014)

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  On the 3rd of March 2013, it was reported in the Sunday Telegraph that Revolver, at one point the UK’s most prominent urban theatrical and home entertainment film distributor, had entered into administration. Commentators had cited that the West London outfit (established in 1997), which brought iLL Manors, Anuvahood and Exit Through the Giftshop (to name but 3) to the masses had failed to keep up with the cultural shift in how their content was being consumed and appreciated. A lo...

British Urban Film Festival unveils new line-up of script judges for #BUFF2014

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The British Urban Film Festival can announce today that the climax to this year’s live script reading competition will take place once again at Channel 4 headquarters on Thursday 4 September. The event will be presented by actress and TV presenter Shereen Miranda who presided over the inaugural event last year. The British Urban Film Festival can also announce the 5 script judges who will be presiding over this year’s competition entries from which 3 will be shortlisted. They are Fi...

British Urban Film Festival launches viral ad

#BUFF2014   The British Urban Film Festival has launched a new online advertising campaign with creative that parades the films, filmmakers, personalities and brand ambassadors who played their part in the biggest British Urban Film Festival to date. Watch the ad by clicking here: http://youtu.be/y2Old18UbDg   The ad, which aired December 25, features a montage of photographs scattered across the screen, each photograph having the hashtag #BUFF2013 to identify that photo’...

The BUFF Blog (November 2013) in association with Jilali Argan Oil UK #JILALITIME

And so it all begins again. We welcome you to the home of urban film coverage in the UK and another 12 months of insight from those in the know – telling it how it really is. So in time-honoured BUFF tradition, we introduce this month’s guest blogger and whilst he’s not yet a familiar face in the grand scheme of things, he will have been a familiar face to the 1400-odd people who came through the doors over the 4 festival days. Not many people can say that they attended ever...

24 hours to go and counting... #BUFF2013 (sponsored by Jilali Argan Oil UK)

  WATCH COUNTDOWN TO BUFF 2013 (sponsored by Jilali Argan Oil UK) TONIGHT AT 9PM, SKY CHANNEL 539 / VIRGIN CHANNEL 233       The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) is back for 2013! From the opening event at Channel 4's London headquarters (tomorrow) through to its fourth day on Sunday at Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel, BUFF will be bringing you the very best in urban filmmaking from across the UK. A distinguished collection of names from the wo...

British Urban Film Festival releases details for the BUFF 2013 Opening Night Gala

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  21/06/2013 For immediate release     Organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have today announced that ‘Calloused Hands’ (based on a true story) and directed by former print journalist Jesse Quinones, will be the opening feature film for its’ annual showpiece later this summer. In doing so, the film will be having its European and International premiere as it was first screened at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival. The film stars Andre Royo...

Channel 4 to host opening 3 events of 2013 British Urban Film Festival

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2/5/2013  Channel 4 to host opening 3 events of 2013 British Urban Film Festival Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, the director of the British Urban Film Festival has today announced the first batch of key dates, venues and events scheduled for this year’s 8th annual event which will once again showcase 16 films together with a line-up of programming on TV and online. The festival returns to its’ September slot due to last year’s Paralympic Games (coincidentally broadcast ...

N-Dubz Documentary headlines British Urban Film Festival TV coverage in April

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The UK Hip-Hop group N-Dubz will headline the British Urban Film Festival’s broadcast coverage on Community Channel in April. The four-time MOBO winners, who got together as teenagers, are the subject of a documentary, which followed the band when they first started out in their career over a decade ago.  ‘Before they were Dubz’, directed by film journalist Jessie Grace Mellor, is the centrepiece of the “BUFF Presents…”strand premiering on Community Channel on Saturd...

The BUFF Blog (April 2011)

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For many people, British urban cinema came into its’ own with the premiere of ‘Adulthood’ on June the 20th 2009. 2 years on, the genre has now spawned its’ first spoof with the cheekily titled Anuvahood. It was at the Adulthood premiere when BUFF first caught up with messyrs Aml Ameen & Kamara Bacchus. It wasn’t your standard red carpet interview. Such is the beauty of the English language that a word can mean so many things to so many people – let’s just say the word BUFF wa...
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