2016 Sponsors (see below).
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Working in partnership with major international and UK distributors, BBC Films aims to make strong British films with range and ambition. “We are proud to be part of the British Urban Festival and look forward to celebrating all of the fantastic talent involved.” Christine Langan, Head of BBC Films (2009 – 2016).
BBC Films is the proud sponsor of the BUFF Awards 2016 EMERGING TALENT Category.
Launched in 2003, initiated by Olivier Laouchez, TRACE is a brand and also a multimedia group dedicated to Urban entertainment. Present in 160 countries, particularly in France, Africa, Caribbean and Indian Ocean. TRACE provides thematic TV channels, Radios FM, mobiles services, digital platforms and host events which are dedicated to the Urban, Multicultural and Multi-ethnic demographic.
TRACE is the proud sponsor of the BUFF Awards 2016 BEST FEATURE FILM Category.
Voted “Best Radio Station” at the Urban Music Awards (2015), Colourful Radio is a unique family-friendly digital radio station for lovers of music and conversation. The conversation strand provides a platform for news and information, views and stories reflecting an increasingly diverse demographic, while the comprehensive music mix stretches numerous genres. Listen in at colourfulradio.com or get the Colourful App.
(Colourful Radio is a broadcast sponsor of BUFF 2016)
The Voice Newspaper is Britain’s leading Black Newspaper. In January 2016 it sponsored BUFF’s coverage of short films on Showcase TV. The broadcast (which went out in primetime on Sky and Freeview) included 3 award winning shorts (‘Driftwood’ – directed by James Webber, ‘I Am Who’ – directed by Mark One & Marcus Jones and ‘Drink, Drugs, KFC’ – directed by Aml Ameen).
For the 4th successive year, Channel 4 will be hosting 4 events as part of the 11th annual festival at the company’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, Central London. The broadcasters’ continued association with BUFF will ensure that they “continue to seek out the very best creative voices. Voices that represent the diversity and cultural richness of contemporary British life.”
The world’s 1st and only vegan beauty company to be Allergy UK approved for diverse skin type and skin tones: Premae first sponsored BUFF 2014 with refreshing face toniques for filmgoers at the UK premiere of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ in Leicester Square. VIP’s who attended the red carpet screening included Frank Bruno MBE, Johnny Nelson, Tamar Hassan, Lloyd Honeyghan, Ronald Mcintosh, Colin Hart and Mohammed George. Other VIP’s who use the skincare range include singer Beverley Knight, actress Karen Bryson and Dame Judi Dench.
” URBAN FRUIT is chuffed to once again be supporting BUFF’s urban film coverage in 2016 by providing a tasty & guilt-free fruity treat for film lovers”.
(in-kind sponsors of BUFF since April 2015)
LOVE CHIN CHIN is the West African sweet snack sensation that ‘crunches like a biscuit, tastes like a cake!’ Available in four tasty flavours (Vanilla, Cinnamon, Lemon and Chilli) developed from a family recipe using only natural ingredients. Our beautifully crafted and African inspired packs are sold nationwide at over 400 Asda stores and selected Tesco stores.
(in-kind sponsors of BUFF 2016)
First created in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990’s, Sparkling Ice® makes a portfolio of Refreshingly Bold TM sparkling waters, teas and lemonades. Bursting with real fruit flavor and just the right amount of fizz, Sparkling Ice delivers 19 irresistible fruit combinations, without all the calories.
Currently recognized as one of the fastest-growing non-alcoholic beverage brands in the country, Sparkling Ice beverages are available in a variety of flavors. Sparkling Ice Waters come in 12 refreshing flavours.
Lucy Myers, Programme Director for London Live said “We are thrilled to have partnered with BUFF to bring exclusive UK Premiere content to London audiences. As a festival which showcases and celebrates upcoming talent, this is a natural partnership for London Live. Airing as part of our highly successful London Film House strand, we are sure our viewers will enjoy these ground breaking titles, and possibly even spot a star director of the future!” (broadcaster of BUFF films since August 2015)