• First ever BUFF awards to be shown free-to-air on Sky, Freeview & Freesat
• Illusions Cosmetics to sponsor 60 minute highlights package on Wednesday 27 January
• Richard Pryor tribute forms centrepiece of ceremony from London’s Cinema Museum
The 2015 British Urban Film Festival awards will be broadcast for the first time in January as part of a new deal agreed with free-to-air broadcaster Showcase Television. Highlights coverage will be sponsored by makeup and skincare company Illusions Cosmetics.
The prestigious event, which was recently hosted at London’s Cinema Museum will be compered by Capital Xtra’s Abrantee & Metro’s Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and feature PA’s from Terri Walker, Mikel Ameen and Omar with special guests Clint Dyer, Ellen Thomas and Rain Pryor, daughter of the late American comedian Richard Pryor. The awards celebrate films and personalities showcased by the British Urban Film Festival throughout its’ 10 year history. Reflecting BUFF’s track record for terrestrial broadcasting, the programme will be available to all Sky digital customers, Freeview customers and Freesat customers.
Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, director and founder of the British Urban Film Festival said: “Audiences are demanding more diversity in their film and television coverage and the BUFF Awards are the only ceremony of its’ kind in the UK which celebrate this. I’m delighted to have agreed this exciting new partnership with Showcase to maintain our urban film coverage in peak-time on free-to-air television.”
Programming notes: “The BUFF Awards 2015”, 27/01/16, 21:00 – 22:00
Showcase TV, Sky channel 261, Freeview channel 254, Freesat channel 402
About the British Urban Film Festival
Colloquially known as BUFF, the British Urban Film Festival which began in 2005, is the home of urban film coverage in the UK. In 2015, it hosted its’ 10th annual flagship British Urban Film Festival with events staged at Channel 4 headquarters, The W Hotel and the Genesis Cinema. Founded by award-winning entrepreneur Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, BUFF creates its’ own platforms to cover diversity in film and television online, on-air and in person through crowdsourcing for film and script submissions, curating regular film seasons and also by publishing blogs and bulletins throughout the year to audiences in the UK and abroad. In 2015, award-winning actor Adam Deacon joined the prestigious BUFF board of patrons. The list also includes actors Aml Ameen and Clint Dyer plus producers Charlie Hanson and Damian Jones. For more information on BUFF visit www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk
About llusions Cosmetics
Illusions Cosmetics is a makeup and skincare company created in 2007 to provide an innovative approach to makeup and skincare application. Founded by sisters Denise and Janice Tunnell, the company stocks a complete line of color cosmetics with a foundation range to cover any woman. The line most recently introduced in its’ 2015 holiday collection, six new liquid lipsticks. Illusions Cosmetics is a hit with stars including Taraji P Henson and Vivica A Fox and its’ success encouraged the founders to partner with blogtalkradio.com to bring “Beauty Talk with Illusions” to the airwaves. The radio show (launched in 2008) includes style tips and interviews with top professionals from the beauty industry. Illusions Cosmetics is proud to be the official broadcast sponsor of the British Urban Film Festival awards. For more information on Illusions Cosmetics visit www.illusionsbeauty.com
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