Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe is the director of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) which he founded in 2005 having previously worked for the BFM (Black Filmmaker Magazine) International Film Festival in 2002 and the Screen Nation Film & TV Awards in 2004. To date, BUFF has screened over 500 films, securing broadcast platforms for BAME and urban independent writers, actors, actresses, producers and directors on the BBC i-player, Channel 4, Community Channel and London Live. In September 2015, BUFF launched its’ own awards and honours system to showcase creative talent that has been championed by the festival. In 2016, BUFF was ranked by metro.co.uk as the top film festival for diversity for audiences to attend in the world. In 2017, the BUFF awards, which are hosted annually, was broadcast live on Facebook. Meet the critics show is produced by Emmanuel.
Colourful Radio have announced that Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe will host a second series of panel show Meet The Critics.
The format will return for a 10 week run on Friday 16th February at the new time of 7pm. Joining him on each show will be 4 pundits from the world of film as they debate the week’s talking points in the movie business and other considered topics.
It’s also been announced that journalist Elizabeth Pears, news editor at Buzz Feed UK, will be joining the regular line-up of pundits for season 2.
The pundits for season 1 included Daryl Sledge, Paul Atherton,
Issac Tomiczek, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Simone Pennant, Paulette Harris-German, Stephan Pierre Mitchell, Jo Eluka and Jesse Quinones.
The new series will kick off with a live hour long discussion of the movie Black Panther – scheduled to be released across the UK on 12 February.
The new series will be universally accessible on digital radio via colourfulradio.com, via apps, mobile and across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Listeners will also be able to interact with the show online via the Twitter handle (@_MeetTheCritics)
About Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe
About Colourful Radio
Colourful Radio is a multi-award-winning, unique, independent 24/7 music and conversation digital radio service on DAB, Apps, TuneIn, and online at colourfulradio.com. We do ‘great MUSIC. engaging CONVERSATION’.