2023 On 17 January 2023, the appointment of film producer Paula Crickard as artistic director of the British Urban Film Festival was announced by multiple industry outlets. [44] Also announced was the appointment of Muriel Narh as lead script judge, replacing Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) has today named Paula Crickard as its […]

Filmmakers Adjani Salmon & Stephan Pierre Mitchell at BUFF Media Day in Rich Mix

Justin Chinyere, director of the British Urban Film Festival, has set a programme of 20 feature films and 74 shorts for the BUFF 2022 edition, which will run from November 26 to December 3 as a week-long festival from Rich Mix in Shoreditch.  Now in its’ 17th year, the BAFTA and BIFA accredited festival has […]

The 1st weekend UK box office figures for September made for interesting reading: Unsurprisingly, at number 1 was ‘Tenet’ (released by Warner Brothers) grossing £2.1 million for a total running gross of £10 million after 2 weeks. Enough has been said about this film – including by our founder and CEO [Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe]. The 2 films […]

Calling all film students! Fancy becoming a juror for this year’s British Urban Film Festival? If you’re aged 18-21 and looking for something to do this summer, send us a 1 page A4 cover letter telling us why you’d like to be part of Britain’s biggest film festival for diversity – now on Apple TV! […]