The British Urban Film Festival returns.
The annual 3-day event which is free to all ages kicks off on Saturday 4th September at Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre – named after the black Labour politician who was MP for the area for over a decade. The stage play-turned-movie “Sus”, starring Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall & Ralph Brown, will be screened on the opening night of the festival which will also feature a Q&A with the cast. The festival will have its’ first ever female poet with a live performance from Floetic Lara.
Highlights on day 2 include the first-pick of this year’s short film submissions from British filmmakers at Bethnal Green’s Oxford House plus the UK premiere of “Last Train from Silver Street”, a raw and powerful drama in which loyalties are tested to the ultimate on the estates of Edmonton. The final day features ‘never before seen’ footage of the infamous UK hip-hop group N-Dubz – starting out at the age of just 14. The festival climaxes in association with The London Borough of Redbridge with the Cineworld Ilford screening of “Bad Day” starring Claire Goose, Robbie Gee, Sarah Harding and Donna Air.
Since its’ inception 5 years ago, the festival has been supported by national bodies including ITV, UK Film Council, Film London and the NHS. In the last 3 years the ‘British Urban Film Festival’ (BUFF) has staged over 50 screenings across various East London locations from where thousands of adults and young people have taken advantage of its’ free admission policy. In teaming up with event sponsors ‘Gabriel Media International’ (GMI) BUFF is excited at the prospect of thousands more being entertained not just during the festival but throughout the year – with the sponsors’ creation of © ‘Buff – On Tour’ first staged in July formally introducing further screening events across the country.
“There will be no bigger film event in the capital in September and BUFF will be at the forefront of the action bringing audiences an exciting weekend of ‘live’ British Urban film festival entertainment with 16 top quality screenings at 3 venues across 3 London Boroughs for 3 days in addition to online screenings and interactive coverage throughout the event thanks to our sponsorship deal with GMI”.
This year’s event is sponsored by Gabriel Media International (GMI) who has also struck a deal to be on-line media partners streaming exclusive footage from the festival on GMWTV featuring internet broadcasts showcasing short films plus clips and footage from the © ‘Buff archives’. The opening night live show will be presented by actor and comedian Lateef Lovejoy, fresh from his recent star turn in the musical The Harder They Come.
BUFF 2010 has been commissioned for Buff Enterprises by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe. Project management, marketing and business consultancy is being handled by event sponsors: Gabriel Media International.
© Buff Enterprises Ltd 2010