BUFF Awards


Venue: Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax HX3 5AX

6.00pm – 11.00pm

2023 BUFF Awards Nominations

Best short film award
Wings – dir. Billy Boyd Cape
Old Windows – dir. Paul Holbrook
Five Weeks – dir. Geej Ower
Guests – dir. Timi Akindele-Ajani

Best actress (Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe award)
Ronke Adekoluejo – Guests
Jo Martin – The Call
Kate Caryer – Whose voice is it anyway?
Sureni Kay – Outside Chance

Best actor award
Damari Green – Wings
Luke Boydon-Jones – Hamster
James El-Sharawy – Ghanimah
Alan Stuart – Suicide Kelly 

Best feature (Victor Adebodun award): sponsored by MSD UK
Suicide Kelly dir. Jordon Scott Kennedy
Boy In The Corner dir. Joshy Lee
Best documentary: sponsored by PBS
White Nanny Black Child dir. Andy Mundy-Castle
Our Place Is Here dir. Tracy Kiryango
If The Streets Were On Fire dir. Alice Russell
Tour De Moon dir. Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian

Best soundtrack award
Echo dir. Jo Southwell
Breakable dir. B Welby
The Nightingale dir. Robbi Stevens
Ezekiel Fitzgerald dir. Aj Singh

Best script supervision (Amanda Nally award): sponsored by Lime Pictures
Lemon – dir. Tala Nahas
You Fit The Description – dir. Davy Lazare
Somewhere I’ve Been – dir. Jonny Durgan
Subs – dir. Joe Warner

Best live script (3 winners/recipients): sponsored by Phoenix 96.7fm

Say Yes – Lara Genovese & Michael James Nelson
Vatican Diaries – Michael Sedge, Joel Jacobs
The Monster in Mummy – Steve Sloan, Donia Youssef

BUFF 2023 honorary award recipient
Angela Griffin

The climax to the 2023 British Urban Film Festival is also the buffest night of the year! The best in class from this year’s official selections will be announced at the flagship ceremony with awards to be presented for best short film, best actress, best actor, best feature (sponsored by MSD UK), best documentary (sponsored by PBS), best soundtrack, best script supervision (sponsored by Lime Pictures) and best live script (sponsored by Phoenix 96.7fm). The evening’s main highlight will be the honorary award presentation – to be received by actress Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road, Coronation Street, Cutting It, Babyfather).  

All advertised events are subject to change. All sales are non refundable unless the event is cancelled, or there was a complete failure to deliver the advertised event that was purchased by the participant. 

Standard Awards Ticket

£52.95 (including canapes & drinks reception) 


 £495 (including premium seating, canapés, cupcakes and drinks reception)

5 Day BUFF Ticket

£99.95 (all Vue Halifax screenings + awards ceremony)

2023 B U Film Fest CIC