The 7-day event features its’ biggest ever line-up of selections with 43 screenings.
BUFF 2016 begins on Wednesday 14 September with the World Premiere of To Dream (starring Adam Deacon, Diana Vickers, Ed Hayter & Freddie Thorp), directed by newcomer Nicole Albarelli. Other highlights include:
- The 2nd annual British Urban Film Festival awards from Hilton London Tower Bridge on Sunday 18 September hosted by Adam Deacon & Femi Oyeniran with live music from Heather Small (Sponsored by BBC Films).
- 3 nights of Short Film screenings – 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).
- 2 days of free events at Channel 4 in Westminster: Live Script Readings on Thursday 15 September & the Actors Bootcamp with Wil Johnson (King Lear) on Friday 16 September.
- Another first time director Kenneth 'Demus' Pascall makes 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. (Odeon Swiss Cottage, Tuesday 20 September)
BUFF’s stellar line-up of presenters include Larushka Ivan-Zadeh (Metro), Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City), Danny Leigh (Film 2016), Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, Andrew Castle (Broadcaster), Paulette Harris-German, Kingpin, Shay D, Jacqueline Shepherd (Sky), Travis Jay, Akua Gyamfi (The British Blacklist) and Abrantee Boateng (Capital Xtra).
The festival runs from 14-20 September. For more info, visit www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk