Just 12 years ago, The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) decided to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK, and today, it has grown to become a week long festival with 43 screenings.
This year’s festival is expected to be bigger than ever. Here are some highlights to look forward to:
- 2 Days of Free events at Channel 4 in Westminster which will include Live Script Readings on Thursday 15 September & the Actors Bootcamp with Wil Johnson (King Lear) on Friday 16 September.
- 3 Nights of Short Film Screenings on Friday 16 September (Love Shorts at Odeon Camden Town), Saturday 17 September (Saturday Night Shorts at Odeon Camden Town) and Monday 19 September (Monday Night Shorts at Odeon Swiss Cottage).
- World Premiere of “To Dream” (starring Adam Deacon, Diana Vickers, Ed Hayter & Freddie Thorp) at Odeon Camden Town, directed by newcomer Nicole Albarelli.
- First time director Kenneth ‘Demus’ Pascall will make his official debut in the festival with the closing night film ‘Residential’ , a London based drama about Jamaicans and the world of crime and consequences. Former BBC Radio 1 DJ, Chris Goldfinger, is amongst the films’ producers. This will take place at Odeon Swiss Cottage, Tuesday 20 September
The festival will close with an award night at Hilton, London Tower Bridge on Sunday 18 September, where guests like boxer, Joe Joyce; BBC Casualty actor, Charles Venn; Fuse ODG; Ellen Thomas; Richard Blackwood; Lateysha Grace; Jacqaui Ryland; Adam Deacon; Femi Oyeniran and many more celebrities will be present.
To view full list of nominees and get a ticket, visit www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk
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AUTHOR: Dadawele Mniki (Online Writer)