Film Editor of Metro joins board of British Urban Film Festival

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BUFF Enterprises, the home of urban film coverage in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to its’ growing board of members as it prepares for its’ inaugural Spring Season of film programming leading up to this year’s 8th British Urban Film Festival in September. Ivan-Zadeh is the Film Editor of Metro, the national free newspaper with a daily readership of 3.5million. She also is a regular film expert on Sky News and BBC Radios 4, 6Music and The World Service. Prior to joining Metro full time in 2006 she worked freelance as their TV Critic whilst writing about film for the likes of Time Out, The Guardian and co-authored The Rough Guide To Cult Movies.

She has served on numerous film award juries including the BAFTA Rising Star Award, the Bird’s Eye View Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts and The Canary Wharf Short Film Festival.

The appointment is the latest in a series of announcements being made by the organization who have recently confirmed new media partnerships with the online broadcaster Grime Daily (GRM Daily), Shooting People and the British Blacklist.

It has also been confirmed that BUFF Enterprises has secured an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated comedy drama ‘It’s a Lot’, the debut feature from writer/actor/director Femi Oyeniran who came to prominence in movies such as ‘Kidulthood’, ‘Adulthood’ and ‘Anuvahood’.

Full details about the box office screening – part of the line-up of 20 films overall to be shown on Grime Daily, Community Channel and Genesis Cinema – will be released in mid-March.


Filmmakers who would like to submit a script or a film for board consideration for this year’s British Urban Film Festival please visit the BUFF SUBMISSIONS 2013 page at


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