2017 British Urban Film Festival Awards Winners announced: 

 

WINNER: THE INTENT

WINNER: THE INTENT

WINNER: DAVID OYELOWO

WINNER: DAVID OYELOWO

WINNER: ROSAMUND PIKE

WINNER: ROSAMUND PIKE

WINNER: ELIJAH BAKER

WINNER: ELIJAH BAKER

WINNER: ISIS DAVIS

WINNER: ISIS DAVIS

WINNER: HUSH

WINNER: HUSH

Awards
Awards
Awards
Awards

Sunday 10th September, hosted at the BT Tower. 

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) awards, in it’s 3rd year was co-hosted by BUFF Patron, actress Kyla Frye and actor Sam Benjamin (Doctor Who). The evenings proceedings were streamed live via BUFF’s Facebook page.

The 2017 winners are: 

BUFF Award for Best Short Film, “Hush” directed by Alex Campbell, produced by Candice Onyeama.

Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe Award for Best Actress award “Rosamund Pike” for A United Kingdom. 

 BUFF Award for Best Actor David Oyelowo “A United Kingdom”.

 BUFF Award for Best Feature Film “The Intent”  Co-directed by Femi Oyeniran and Kalvadour Petersen, presented by Homeland/Supergirl actor, David Harewood and the winner of BUFF 2015 Best film, Jesse Quinones

BUFF Award for Best live script recipients: ”Draw” written by Isis Davis,“Joe Pair” written by Adriel Leff and “Sara White and the Seven Socialites” written by Sinitta Monero.

BUFF Award for Best Emerging Male Actor Elijah Baker for his role in short film “Signs of Silence”. 

BUFF Award for Best Emerging Female Actress Isis Davis for her role in short film “Cover Me” for which Davis dedicated to the memory of her uncle who died in the Grenfell Towers this summer. 

BUFF 2017 Honorary Awards recipient is Ashley Walters, celebrating 25 years of outstanding contributing to screen, presented by So Solids first lady, Lisa Maffia. 

British singers Kele Le Roc and Ayanna Witter-Johnson headlined the ceremony. 

The event was sponsored by Colourful Radio, Premae UK and Heinekens new brand Blind Pig Cider. 

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.

Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe. In it’s 10th year in 2015, the festival produced the first BUFF awards and has had previous recipients include Asif Kapadia (Amy), Clint Dyer (Black Mirror) and Richard Pryor (posthumously). 

Photo credit: NK Abani

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)