We are now in our 16th year and want to give clarity to our reclaiming of the word “urban”. For so long, “urban” has been seen as an extension of “black”, “underground”, “other”, “unworthy”.
We know that in every walk of life urban culture, more than ever, is revered as trend setting, forward-thinking, inclusive and innovative.
This is the reason why BAFTA, BIFA, AMAA and our industry festival partners (including Iris Prize) have officially recognised BUFF – giving our filmmakers direct opportunities to qualify for film awards. BUFF is the longest standing black-owned film festival in the United Kingdom. Founded by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE, filmmakers that have exhibited at our festival are now household names. Join the legacy and explore new worlds at BUFF.