The 2015 British Urban Film Festival awards was broadcast for the first time on January 27th 2016 as part of a new deal agreed with free-to-air broadcaster Showcase Television. Highlights coverage will be sponsored by makeup and skincare company Illusions Cosmetics.
The prestigious event, which was recently hosted at London’s Cinema Museum will be compered by Capital Xtra’s Abrantee & Metro Newspapers’ Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and feature PA’s from Terri Walker, Mikel Ameen and Omar with special guests Clint Dyer, Ellen Thomas and Rain Pryor, daughter of the late American comedian Richard Pryor. The awards celebrate films and personalities showcased by the British Urban Film Festival throughout its’ 10 year history.
Reflecting BUFF’s track record for terrestrial broadcasting, the programme will be available to all Sky digital customers, Freeview customers and Freesat customers. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, director and founder of the British Urban Film Festival said: “Audiences are demanding more diversity in their film and television coverage and the BUFF Awards are the only ceremony of its’ kind in the UK which celebrate this. I’m delighted to have agreed this exciting new partnership with Showcase to maintain our urban film coverage in peak-time on free-to-air television.”
About the British Urban Film Festival – Colloquially known as BUFF, the British Urban Film Festival which began in 2005, is the home of urban film coverage in the UK. In 2015, it hosted its’ 10th annual flagship British Urban Film Festival with events staged at Channel 4 headquarters, The W Hotel and the Genesis Cinema. Founded by award-winning entrepreneur Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, BUFF creates its’ own platforms to cover diversity in film and television online, on-air and in person through crowdsourcing for film and script submissions, curating regular film seasons and also by publishing blogs and bulletins throughout the year to audiences in the UK and abroad. In 2015, award-winning actor Adam Deacon joined the prestigious BUFF board of patrons. The list also includes actors Aml Ameen and Clint Dyer plus producers Charlie Hanson and Damian Jones.
For more information on BUFF visit: www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk
For more information about BUFF Awards sponsors Illusions Cosmetics visit: www.illusionsbeauty.com
“The BUFF Awards 2015″ will air @ 21:00, 27th January 2016 on channels: Showcase TV – Sky channel 261, Freeview channel 254, Freesat channel 402