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 patrons which includes actors (Adam Deacon), film critics (Larushka-Ivan Zadeh) and film producers (Charlie Hanson and Damian Jones), B.U.F.F 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.
BUFF MEDIA PHOTOS – July 21st 2016: Venue: Ch4. Press present: Colourful Radio, Metro online, Metro print, The Voice, The British Blacklist, New wave district, Movie knights, Modern Ghana
2016: Year 11
July 2016: JCPR Secures BBC Films Sponsorship of the BUFF Awards, September 2016 – undisclosed figure.
June 2016: BUFF Announced 43 film selections, 24 finalists for the BUFF Awards and 4 confirmed recipients (3 script winners and Wil Johnson for honorary award)
May 2016: BUFF is featured over 20 times by international press and named the Best Film Festival for Diversity by Metro.co.uk
April 2016: JCPR has secured Sponsorship for B.U.F.F from Nari Drinks, Love Chin Chin, Vita Coco, Hilton Hotels, The Voice Newspaper and Colourful Radio, accumulated £60,000 worth of sponsorship.
April: JCPR has secured coverage for BUFF new festival director Adeyinka Akinrinade on Pride Mag NG, Scene TV, The british blacklist.
2015: Year 10
JoClarePR has secured PR for B.U.F.F and managed social media since April 2015; The Voice Newspaper, Evening Standard, London Live News, Colourful Radio, Buzz TV Show, Metro Newspaper, Screen International
JoClarePR has secured Sponsorship for B.U.F.F Awards and Festival: Kato Drinks, Propercorn, Premae Skincare & Urban Fruit
Thurs 10th Sept 2015 BUFF Filmmakers James Webber & Louis Lagayette interviewed live on HOXTON RADIO
Below: BUFF Awards, Sept 17th 2015 at Cinema Museum. Courtesy of NK Abani. Sponsored by Dirty Mouth Cupcakes, Kato drinks, Premae Skincare, Propercorn & Urban Fruit