Rules and Eligibility You can read about our voting and adjudication process here, and download a pdf of all this information here. The British Independent Film Awards are for theatrical feature films and short films. The majority of categories are only open to British, independent films. There are separate eligibility criteria for international independent films. In all cases, final […]

BT British Urban Film Festival reveals September schedule   Over 30 film screenings plus 2 masterclasses, The Live Script Readings and the BUFF Awards ceremony will all be hosted at the BT Tower from 6-12 September.   London, 29 June   Urban independent cinema arrives at the BT Tower this September as festival director Addie […]

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  BT partners with BUFF to sponsor the British Urban Film Festival London, 26/05/17 BUFF – the leading film festival for diversity in the world – has found a new home for its annual showpiece after BT agreed to sponsor the seven day event for 2017. Under the terms of the deal, from September this […]

London, Monday 7th November 2016   The actor, whose recent list of credits include ‘The Good Lie’, ‘Brotherhood’  and ‘A United Kingdom’ is the latest addition to the board of the British Urban Film Festival,  founded by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe in 2005 to raise the profile of film diversity in the UK. Arnold Oceng was recently unveiled by Screen International […]

We are so proud and delighted to announce SHOLA AMA as our headline act for BUFF Awards 2016. Shola Ama is certainly no newcomer to the UK music industry. Her debut album Much Love entered the UK charts at #6 selling over one million copies and scoring Shola the Top 5 singles ‘You Might Need […]

Global broadcaster TRACE sponsors the 2016 British Urban Film Festival Awards International brand TRACE,  the leading multimedia group dedicated to urban entertainment,  has signed a partnership agreement with the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) to sponsor the Best Feature category at the upcoming British Urban Film Festival Awards ceremony, taking place on Sunday 18th September […]

The Metro features 5 film makers involved in this year’s British Urban Film Festival taking place in September, the first question was from Nathan Adabadze, who co wrote and directed A Manner of Speaking. The second question was from Ivan Madeira who directed, Child in Their Eyes. The fourth question was from Tonia Daley-Campbell, producer […]

43 films 2 Odeons 24 award finalists 16 presenters If it’s diversity you’re looking for, there is only one destination. Download your free copy >> BUFF 2016 official programme

British Urban Film Festival (BUFF), the leading BAME film festival in the UK, today announce BBC Films is set to sponsor its showpiece film awards in September.  The deal marks the first time that the two organisations have worked together. Previously, the festival has had on-air partnerships with Channel 4, London Live (ESTV), Community Channel (Media Trust) and […]