The UK’s longest running film platform, built to recognise and represent diversity in all of its forms
What an amazing festival! The communication, the support, the perks, the inclusivity, I could go on. I highly recommend BUFF. I am so grateful to have had my short film “When I…”, included in this festival. This has definitely been one of the highlights, of my first festival run. Thank you so much!
Daniel Was extremely honoured to be selected by BUFF with our film ‘Elephant’. In the midst of a pandemic, the team worked tirelessly to create a virtual experience that was wonderful and inclusive. We as filmmakers really felt nurtured and special. Thank you.
Brilliant festival, really well organized with great
communication and promotion. Fantastic selection of films and
coordinated events, wonderful platform for indie films, and
well worth entering!
An important festival run and staffed by a deeply passionate and committed team. Apply & attend, you won’t be disappointed!
The communication is incredibly thoughtful throughout the
process. Furthermore, the whole team support you as a filmmaker, and
promote you as much as they can. They really embrace their
filmmakers and make them feel like they are part of a family.
The British Urban Film Festival sets a gold standard, and is a
complete first class festival experience.
We were thrilled that our client got selected to screen at British Urban Film Festival and would definitely recommend anyone whose film fits their remit to submit. The deliverables needed were probably some of the most expansive we’ve ever had requested (including Instagram trailers and replications of the poster with their laurels on) but our communication with them was thorough which meant we could arrange what they needed and ask for extensions due to the short turnaround time. We were thrilled that our client got selected to screen at the British Urban Film Festival and would definitely recommend anyone whose film fits their remit to submit. The deliverables needed were probably some of the most expansive we’ve ever had requested (including Instagram trailers and replications of the poster with their laurels on) but our communication with them was thorough which meant we could arrange what they needed and ask for extensions due to the short turnaround time.
Stories we all want to see
The British Urban Film Festival has been showing up and showing out for diversity since it was founded in 2005 and continues loving what it does. BUFF also loves cinema which is why we have the best job in the world which is watching hundreds and hundreds of films as a festival platform at our own leisure! We then get to select our favourite films and movies and screen them to audiences for a whole week at our own film festival – what’s not to love?
Putting filmmakers first
The reason we’re so passionate about this job is because when BUFF watches films, we know that we’re watching stories that we all w
United by film
Great Event, Great Experience, Great People !!!
A fantastic festival to be a part of, my film ‘In The Red’ was
given a lot of attention and publicity through this festival, as
well as being placed on a great platform like Apple TV because
of it. Very professional, highly recommend and it would be an
honour to have my work featured again in the future!
If you’re a writer or filmmaker with an original story to tell, if
you got an idea that you feel is strong but is the type of story
that often is overlooked then this could be for you.
If you’re an outsider, misfit, or someone who normally isn’t
represented well or at all in film then this festival is especially
We were delighted to have our short film CLEARING screening at BUFF 2021. This festival is going from strength to strength and seeks to support filmmakers as much as possible. Thank you!
It’s a great film festival. It’s a great honor to
participate. Thank you for choosing my movie. Thanks!
Gardner Great festival with fantastic communication and promotion.