The BT BUFF Awards 2017

Sunday 10th September, BT Tower, 4.00-11.00pm [Book Here]

The nominees for the 2017 BUFF Awards have been announced by actors Sam Benjamin & Kyla Frye who will be hosting the ceremony at BT Tower on Sunday the 10th of September.

Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom picked up 3 nominations along with critically acclaimed boyhood drama To Dream plus crime thrillers The Intent & Residential.

A United Kingdom received nods for best film, best actor and best actress for director Amma Asante, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

To Dream picked up nods including best film, best actor and best male emerging talent for Nicole Albarelli, Ed Hayter and Freddie Thorp.

The Intent received nods including best film, best actor and best actress for co-directors Femi Oyeniran & Kalvadour Petersen, Dylan Duffus and Jade Asha.

Residential also picked up nods for best film, best actor and best actress for director KD Pascal, Aubrey Whyte and Juanita Ingram.

Noir thriller Panic picked up 2 nods including best actor and best actress for David Gyasi and Pippa Nixon respectively.

In the best short film category, Cover Me (directed by Jo Southwell) is up against Hush (directed by Alex Campbell), Signs of Silence (directed by RM Moses) and Lifeline (directed by Sam Jones).

Cover Me is also represented in the female emerging talent category picking up a nomination for lead actress Isis Davis who goes up against Maia Watkins (Soldier), Kate Lassman Long (The Backseat) and Krystine Atti (The Tinder Problem).

In the male emerging talent category, Aubrey Whyte (Residential), Freddie Thorp (To Dream), Elijah Baker (Signs of Silence) and Louis Chandler-Joseph (Questionable Prejudice) received nominations.

10 awards will be handed out on the night including 3 script awards and the BUFF honorary award which will be presented by Lisa Maffia to actor Ashley Walters. Live music comes from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Kele Le Roc and The Kuumba Youth Orchestra Quartet.

2017 British Urban Film Festival Awards Finalists: 

 

Awards

2016 British Urban Film Festival Awards winners: 

 

The British Urban Film Festival best short film award 2016: 'Beverley' (producer Cass Pennant, director Alexander Thomas)
The British Urban Film Festival best short film award 2016: ‘Beverley’ (producer Cass Pennant, director Alexander Thomas)
The Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe best actress award 2016: Vikki Earle ('For His Sake')
The Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe best actress award 2016: Vikki Earle (‘For His Sake’)
The British Urban Film Festival best actor award 2016: Emmanuel Imani ('Invisible Men')
The British Urban Film Festival best actor award 2016: Emmanuel Imani (‘Invisible Men’)
The British Urban Film Festival best director
The British Urban Film Festival best director & movie award 2016: Meshack Enahoro (‘Invisible Men’)
The British Urban Film Festival best script (1/3) 2016: 'Adapt or Die' by Adriel Leff (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best script (1/3) 2016: ‘Adapt or Die’ by Adriel Leff (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best script award 2016 (2/3): Sade Adeniran for 'Imagine This' (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best script award 2016 (2/3): Sade Adeniran for ‘Imagine This’ (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best script award 2016 (3/3): Sam Benjamin for 'Liverpool 81' (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best script award 2016 (3/3): Sam Benjamin for ‘Liverpool 81’ (supported by Channel 4)
The British Urban Film Festival best emerging talent award 2016: Laya Lewis for 'Beverley' (sponsored by BBC Films)
The British Urban Film Festival best emerging talent award 2016: Laya Lewis for ‘Beverley’ (sponsored by BBC Films)
The British Urban Film Festival special honorary award 2016: Wil Johnson
The British Urban Film Festival special honorary award 2016: Wil Johnson

2015 British Urban Film Festival Awards winners:

 

1. The British Urban Film Festival best short film award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Driftwood (Dir: James Webber)
1. The British Urban Film Festival best short film award (across 10 years): WINNER: Driftwood (Dir: James Webber)
2. The Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe best actress award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Isaura Barbe-Brown (David is Dying)
2. The Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe best actress award (across 10 years): WINNER: Isaura Barbe-Brown (David is Dying)
3. The British Urban Film Festival best actor award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Clint Dyer (Sus)
3. The British Urban Film Festival best actor award (across 10 years): WINNER: Clint Dyer (Sus)
4. The British Urban Film Festival best director award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Jesse Quinones (Calloused Hands)
4. The British Urban Film Festival best director award (across 10 years): WINNER: Jesse Quinones (Calloused Hands)
5. The British Urban Film Festival best video award (across 10 years):
WINNER: I am Who (Dir: Mark One/Marcus Jones)
5. The British Urban Film Festival best video award (across 10 years): WINNER: I am Who (Dir: Mark One/Marcus Jones)
6. The British Urban Film Festival best documentary award (across 10 years): WINNER: Amy (Dir: Asif Kapadia)
6. The British Urban Film Festival best documentary award (across 10 years): WINNER: Amy (Dir: Asif Kapadia)
7. The British Urban Film Festival best movie award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Calloused Hands
7. The British Urban Film Festival best movie award (across 10 years): WINNER: Calloused Hands
8. The British Urban Film Festival Live Script Reading award (for 2015):
Recipients: Nadine Woodley
8. The British Urban Film Festival Live Script Reading award (for 2015): Recipients: Nadine Woodley & Danielle Moseley (The Forty Elephants) Louis Lagayette (Trendy) Francesca Castelbuono (Faded)
9. The British Urban Film Festival emerging talent award (for 2015):
Recipient: Vicki Kisner
9. The British Urban Film Festival emerging talent award (for 2015): Recipient: Vicki Kisner
10. The British Urban Film Festival best comedy award (across 10 years):
WINNER: Drink, Drugs
10. The British Urban Film Festival best comedy award (across 10 years): WINNER: Drink, Drugs & KFC (Dir: Aml Ameen)
11. The British Urban Film Festival inaugural honorary award:
Recipient: Rain Pryor (on behalf of Richard Pryor)
11. The British Urban Film Festival inaugural honorary award: Recipient: Rain Pryor (on behalf of Richard Pryor)