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British Urban Film Festival unveils 2016 lineup

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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) at Odeon Camden Town, 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 on 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’ (Odeon Swiss Cottage, Tuesday 20 September), 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.

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.  Here’s the full schedule:

ALL FILMS ARE RATED 15. ADULT DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER: 

“TO DREAM” (UK & WORLD PREMIERE)

(OPENING NIGHT GALA HOSTED BY LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH WITH Q&A)

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 7.00 – 10.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER: 

THE BUFF 2016 LIVE SCRIPT READINGS (AT CHANNEL 4)

“IMAGINE THIS” BY SADE ADENIRAN

“LIVERPOOL 81” BY SAM BENJAMIN

“ADAPT OR DIE” BY ADRIEL LEFF

3 X 20 MINUTE PERFORMANCES HOSTED BY JACQUELINE SHEPHERD WITH Q&A

(FREE VIA ONLINE BOOKING)

CHANNEL 4 HEADQUARTERS, 124-126 HORSEFERRY ROAD, SW1P 2TX. 1.00 – 3.00PM

 

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER:

“QUESTIONABLE PREJUDICE” + “ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS”

(DOUBLE HEADER HOSTED BY ABRANTEE BOATENG WITH Q&A)

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 5.00 – 7.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER:

“PANIC” (HOSTED BY ABRANTEE BOATENG WITH Q&A)

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 8.00 – 10.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER: THE BUFF 2016 ACTORS BOOTCAMP (WITH WIL JOHNSON)

TALK + MASTERCLASS HOSTED BY CLARE ANYIAM-OSIGWE WITH Q&A

(FREE VIA ONLINE BOOKING)

CHANNEL 4 HEADQUARTERS, 124-126 HORSEFERRY ROAD, SW1P 2TX. 11.00AM – 2.00PM

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER: LOVE SHORTS 

(HOSTED BY CLARE & EMMANUEL ANYIAM-OSIGWE WITH Q&A)

1. “ROOM MATES”

2. “THE TINDER PROBLEM”

3. “AND THEN THERE WAS NOTHING”

4. “NEW MESSAGE”

5. “BLIGHTY BFF”

6. “NO GUARANTEE”

7. “SWIPING MR RIGHT”

8. “SIGNS OF SILENCE”

9. “A MANNER OF SPEAKING”

10. “LOVE AND MORE IMPORTANT THINGS”

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 4.00 – 6.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER:

EMOTIONAL BACKGAMMON” + “LOVESWAG”

(DOUBLE HEADER HOSTED BY CHIZZY AKUDOLU WITH Q&A)

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 6.30 – 11.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

“THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI”

(ENCORE TRIBUTE SCREENING HOSTED BY DANNY LEIGH WITH Q&A)

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 2.00 – 4.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER:

“TAKING THE PLUNGE” + “DIVIDED TIME” + “BUT NOT FOR ME”

(TRIPLE HEADER OF AMERICAN FILMS HOSTED BY PAULETTE HARRIS-GERMAN WITH Q&A) ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 4.00 – 7.30PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER: SATURDAY NIGHT SHORTS

(HOSTED BY EMMANUEL ANYIAM-OSIGWE & PAULETTE HARRIS-GERMAN WITH Q&A)

1. SOLDIER

2. TOWN VS GOWN

3. CATFACE

4. DIEMBE

5. LUCID

6. COVER ME

7. AMUKTA

8.THE BACKSEAT

9. THE LIGHTS

10. THE KING

11. AWOL

ODEON CAMDEN TOWN, PARKWAY, NW1. 8.00 – 11.00PM (£15)

ALSO INCLUDES AFTERPARTY AT THE JAZZ CAFE

 

SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER: THE BUFF AWARDS 2016 (SPONSORED BY BBC FILMS)

HOSTED BY ADAM DEACON & FEMI OYENIRAN

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS HEATHER SMALL & WIL JOHNSON

HILTON HOTEL TOWER BRIDGE, TOOLEY STREET, SE1. 4.00PM – 1.00AM

(£139 PER PERSON)

 

MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER:

MONDAY NIGHT SHORTS (HOSTED BY KINGPIN & SHAY D WITH Q&A)

  1. “CHILD IN THEIR EYES”
  2. “5 MINUTES”
  3. “GUN IN A TRAINER BOX”
  4. “GHOSTS IN TIME”
  5. “HYSTERIA”
  6. “HUSH”
  7. “LIFELINE”
  8. “THE FIGHTING IRISH”
  9. “THREE MINUTE WARNING”
  10. “LAST LEG”

ODEON SWISS COTTAGE, FINCHLEY ROAD, NW3, 7.00 – 10.00PM (£15)

 

TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER: ALTHEA + RESIDENTIAL (DOUBLE HEADER)

“ALTHEA” – HOSTED BY ANDREW CASTLE

“RESIDENTIAL” (UK & WORLD PREMIERE)

CLOSING NIGHT GALA HOSTED BY AKUA GYAMFI & TRAVIS JAY WITH Q&A

ODEON SWISS COTTAGE, FINCHLEY ROAD, NW3. 7.00 – 11.00PM (£15)

 

Booking information can be found on the homepage at www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk

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