British Urban Film Festival

British Urban Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Month: September


Established in 2005, the British Urban Film Festival was initially formed to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK. Supported by a board which includes actors, journalists, film critics and filmmakers, BUFF stands out as the only festival of its kind with a triple offering of online, on-air and spectator platforms where filmmakers and scriptwriters are presented with the opportunity to have their work showcased to the largest audience reach possible.

Submission Requirements:

All films must be submitted in DVD. To qualify for a short, films must be 5 – 30 minutes in length (irrespective of genre). To qualify for a feature, films must be 45

Submission Deadline: July



Awards / Prizes:

“2 honorary awards will also be handed out in addition to the 10 awards
in categories including a people’s choice award, live script reading,
best all-time film, best all-time documentary, best all-time short film,
best all-time online short film, best all-time performance in a video,
best all-time actor, best all-time actress, and best all-time director.”

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