By merging all the pro sites (including Casting Call Pro and Film and TV Pro) with Mandy.com, (the leading film and tv resource across US, Canada and Asia) we are now the largest single platform where top employers can connect with the best creative professionals worldwide, with 2.3million members worldwide.
Business Development Officer Abigail Longstaffe said: 'The Mandy Network is really excited to be sponsoring such a valuable and important festival. This is an incredible industry but can also be difficult and initiatives like BUFF that support and nurture talent are crucial to the future of film. I can't wait to see the films on the night and present the Emerging Female award!
TRIFORCE CREATIVE NETWORK
TriForce Creative Network was built on a strong ethos of inclusion and access, opening doors to the industry to people from all walks of life and providing a trusted and viable avenue for the industry to discover diverse talent. We provide opportunities for actors, writers, directors, producers and crew through the following initiatives: MonologueSlam UK, WriterSlam, TriForce Short Film Festival, and The TCN Writers Incubator, supported by Creative Skillset and the HETV Levy. The TCN are celebrating 15 years in 2018.
TCN is the official sponsor of the BUFF Short Films Award and will for the first time, screen the winning BUFF short at BAFTA in Dec 2018.
THE VOICE NEWS
The longest standing published Black newspaper in Britain, celebrating 35 years, The Voice News has returned as a BUFF Partner for the 3rd time, producing the 4 page official programme and commissioning BUFF Originals to produce Windrush Stories, a short documentary featuring stories from settlers from the Windrush generation.
The only black-owned national radio station, Colourful Radio 'for the culture since 2002' has been a BUFF media partner since 2016. Broadcasting live and podcast catch up to millions of listeners, Colourful covers the BUFF media day and BUFF awards coverage.
BUFF 2018 Festival Partners
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Film London is supporting the BUFF Awards Live Script Winners 2018.
Providing meeting room and rehearsal space for actors and writers, hosting the Live Script Readings at Bernie Grants Art Centre on Mon 4 June 12-4pm and quarterly script development meetings with the 3 winners starting July 2018 for 12months to oversee potential /actual production funding to produce their winning script.
KUSH FILM BOUTIQUE
Launched in 1998, KUSH celebrates 20 years of exhibiting black film in Britain. For the first, KUSH and BUFF will be working in association to produce WINDRUSH At 70, a co-hosted screening of Windrush inspired films and documentaries at the Regents Street Cinema, Sat 9th June 1-4pm with a special panel led by The Voice Newspaper.
MY KIT PLACE
"MyKitPlace is excited to be involved with this year’s British Urban Film Festival. We are keen to be everywhere real filmmakers can be found. Like BUFF, MyKitPlace offers the perfect platform for developing and emerging film talent. Our aim is to build a truly viable alternative to traditional camera hire facilities. Making it easier, faster and cheaper for filmmakers to access the equipment they need. Helping to push the boundaries of what is possible and increase the production values of low budget projects. MyKitPlace also offers a filmakers a community to build networks and relationships with local filmmakers and freelancers."
Fat Lama is the world’s fastest growing peer-to-peer film and photography rental community. Lenders are earning up to £4,000/month by renting out their items fully insured and borrowers can rent industry-standard gear from fellow creatives nearby, for approximately 30% less than the cost of traditional rental houses.
"The Fat Lama team are really proud to show our support for BUFF and the awesome work that they have been doing for the past 13 years. We chose to support the emerging talent award both because the calibre of contestants is always so high and also because it aligns with our mission to nurture film-making among the younger generations."
POST FACTORY GROUP
Post Factory who will be supporting BUFF filmmakers with special rate DCP.
Special festival DCP rates:
Films 0-5 mins: 90+VAT
Films 5-30 mins: 200+VAT
Films 30-60 mins: 275+VAT
up to 120 mins - £320+VAT
(for anything over 120 mins additional charges may apply)
Picture resizing and ‘stereo audio to 5.1’ conversions included
Speed changes to 24fps where necessary at £25 up to 30 mins and £35 for longer than 30mins.
Blu-ray screener rate: £60 + VAT
(a blu-ray screener is blu-ray encoded and authored to play without a menu selection screen)
BUFF 2018 Awards Partner
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Sotonye will be providing products for BUFF Awards Nominee goodie bags.
Island Delight is dedicated to ensuring the traditional flavours of the Carribbean pattie remain. Although Wade is Jamaican the Pattie is central to the cuisine of many Caribbean countries and the flavours need to remain just so. Island Delights is sponsoring the Windrush screening reception Sat 9 June