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! […]

For this month’s edition of the BUFF blog, GYULYARA MELIKI spoke with AMAL FASHANU on filmmaking, racism, personal challenges and her equality campaigns.    Amal Fashanu is a filmmaker, designer, TV presenter and an equality campaigner. She’s produced 4 documentaries: “Britain’s Gay Footballers” for BBC3, “The Batman Shooting” on gun crime, “Find a Home for […]

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]) that we won’t […]

By Ellie Woodward Twitter: @elwooderz Lanre Malaolu is a director and choreographer interested in developing timely, socially engaged work using a unique fusion of hip-hop dance, physical theatre and dialogue. He was commissioned by the BFI Doc Society to make his hybrid dance-documentary filmThe Circle, which had its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest last year. […]

Film review of “Toni Morrison – Pieces I am” As a teenager, I remember reading The Bluest Eye and I feeling torn between wanting to stop reading from the anguish of the girls obsession with whiteness, but at the same time wanting to finish the book to see how the plot resolves itself. Morrison gives […]

Who doesn’t love love? At BUFF we’ve showcased some of the most authenticity, heartfelt and unforgettable romantic films. Our top 10 for you to check out:   The Male Groupie – Directed by Chris Scott Cherot (BUFF 2009)   David is Dying – Directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson (BUFF 2011)   Love Nest – Directed […]

There are so many festivals out there. But yet there’s something special about BUFF. Often described as the ‘BUFFNESS’ it is the pre-festival, screening and post-festival opportunities that we lay on for our filmmakers and award winners that maintains our 14 year reputation as the no.1 European Film Festival for Diverse exhibition of Film.  Here’s […]