BUFF Film Festival Is Here!


2014 British Urban Film Festival announces 25 festival titles

nother British Urban Film Festival is almost upon us and we are pleased to bring you the itinerary and all the latest info.

The festival organiser Emanuel Anyiam-Osigwe is a young colleague of Kush director Marlon Palmer and he grew up learning his trade with Marlon & past founder/ director of the Black Filmmaker Film Festival & the BFM magazine & also renowned director Menelik Shabbazz.

So we wish Emanuel well in all his endeavours and fully support the festival.

This year’s festival has an even better line-up than last year and things definitely seem to be on the up, which makes us proud and excited with the potentiality of future developments.

Sponsored by Channel 4 and a number of other sponsors like our colleagues at the British Black List, BUFF brings to you a good line-up of feature docs, premier films and brand new short films along with informative seminars and of course the usual much-appreciated and needed After-party – where all can let their hair down, surely the icing on the cake for any good film festival!

Everything kicks-off on Thursday 4th September and finishes on Monday 8th September.

The opening nights film is ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ and takes place at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square; starting at 8.30pm and ending at 11.00pm. The screening will be compeered by Spencer Fearon from Sky Sports and features a great British boxing industry panel which includes: ex-boxer Johnny Nelson, Ronald Mcintosh, reporter Colin Hart & former comedian now representing the Nation of Islam Mr. Leo Muhammad.

We will be screening the film again on Sunday 7th September at 6.00pm at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel (Bow). The event on that day will be compered by Ben Doughty and features boxing legend John Conteh & Jessie Grace Mellor on the panel.

Find out what else is showing and when – Download the Festival Brochure Here.


Hope to see you there!

Opening Night Film – Thursday 4th September
The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Showing also on Sunday 7th Sept @ The Genesis Cinema in Bow.