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Attend the BUFF Awards like a VIP BT British Urban Film Festival 10th September 2017

August 20, 2017


Lovers of film and urban independant cinema, rejoice!  Sponsored by BT, this year's BUFF Awards will be hosted at the iconic BT Tower from 6-12 September and it's sure to be a good one.  This is the place where independent film runs to for accreditation and the stars come to mingle. Ever keen to sup at the cup of British talent and innovation, It's My Magazine will be in attendance and red carpet ready,  From screenings to masterclass workshops, live script readings and networking opportunities, you can be sure the cream of the crop will be celebrated and discovered in equal measure at this seven day extravaganza.


It's My Magazine will be charting red carpet arrivals and putting a face to the talent that's been emerging from these shores.  Enjoy premieres of films with diverse and alternative content such as “Free In Deed” (6th of September) featuring a live Q&A with acclaimed actor David Harewood who stars in the lead role as a pastor with healing powers.  For international talent, BUFF also has that covered, recognising the high profile actors of “Chapter and Verse”, featuring stars such as Omari Hardwick ("Power") and Emmy award-winning actress Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”). The movie centres around a reformed gang leader from Harlem played by Daniel Beaty, who alongside director Jamal Joseph (a former black panther) will feature in a Live Q&A on Friday the 8th of September - makes for interesting stuff. 



The festival programme also features the London premieres of “Blue Hollywood” (directed by Francesco Gabriele), hair documentary “Back to Natural” (directed by Gillian Scott-Ward), and “Stay Woke” (a documentary produced by B.E.T profiling the Black Lives Matter movement). 

This year’s shorts include:


LONDON LOCKS – directed by Aaron Christian

STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD - directed by Victor Richards

SEE YOU YESTERDAY - directed by Stefon Bristol

JOCELYN - directed by Rachel Wang and Mark Currie

CREAM - directed by Palesa Lebona

BLACKLAND - directed by John Sailsman

JUNIOR - directed by Pearl Gluck

STAY WOKE - directed by Laurens Grant

IN HUMANS WE TRUST - directed by Tim Kent

ADAM AND EVE - directed by Jermaine Wong

CATFORD JESUS - directed by Dan Jones and Chris Michael Fretwell

NEON - directed by Mark J Blackman

LEROY - directed by Marley Morrison

PARALLEL UNIVERSES - directed by `Liran Nathan

WHEN KIDS GROW UP -directed by Shahaub Roudbari

AMBER - directed by Andi Osho

THE DEAL - directed by Johann Myers and Mark Oliver

ART OF LOVE - directed by Quason Matthews

BROKEN - directed by Daniel Alexander

REMEMBRANCE DAY - directed by Rob Woods

HUM - directed by Stefano Nurra

PADLOCK MEN - directed by Lewis T Powell

DEIRDRE - directed by Jo Southwell

WE LOVE MOSES - directed by Dionne Edwards

NEW NEIGHBOURS - directed by E.G Bailey

MORNING GLORY - directed by Robert Bertrand

5 X 5 - directed by Kate Herron 

THIS IS MY STORY - directed by Vicki Kisner

BLOOM - directed by Jesse Gassongo-Alexander

ARCADE GIRL - directed by Tze Hao Wong

THE DATE - directed by John Dunn

THE FEW – directed by Sam Bradford, Phil Thomas, Jamie Wanstall & Ryan Ward-Miller

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – directed by Willie Robbins


The nominees for the 2017 BUFF Awards have been announced by actors Sam Benjamin & Kyla Frye who will be hosting the ceremony we'll be attending at the BT Tower on Sunday the 10th of September.


Ten awards will be distributed on the night including three script awards and the BUFF honorary award which will be presented by legendary songstress Lisa Maffia to actor Ashley Walters.

Live music comes from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Kele Le Roc and The Kuumba Youth Orchestra Quartet.


For more information, or to purchase tickets for the film calendar's hottest event, visit:  we'll be updating you shortly with images and updates of what we're sure will be a fabulous evening - I hope to see you there - if so, say hi.




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