Submissions reopen for the 13th British Urban Film Festival in October. Read requirements below.

Filmmakers and scriptwriters who aim to officially enter a submission from 1st October 2017, please refer to the following guidelines below.

 

1a) For single or multiple film, web series, music video, script submissions, click here

1b) If you are submitting a script and wish to receive a 300 word script report from our judges, regardless of official selection, click here

Send your film along with these components to be officially considered for selection:

  • 5 stills
  • 60 second (or less) trailer
  • Hi-res film poster (500 x 500) via wetransfer
  • 50 word synopsis

Send your 20-90 page script via wetransfer.

 

IF YOUR SUBMISSION GETS SELECTED…

Only shortlisted submissions will receive further emails or phone calls from the festival director after selections are announced in March 2018. Unsuccessful submissions will not be notified.

All shortlisted submissions must comply with the festival’s screening embargo guarantee. This means that from 8th March – 19 May 2018, the film cannot be screened online, on-air, digitally or on any other theatrical platform in the UK.

SUCCESSFUL FILMS:

Blu-Ray DVD masters, 5 publicity stills, an official trailer + 50 word synopsis will be required if film submissions make the festival shortlist.

All shortlisted films will pre-qualify for eligibility to win a British Urban Film Festival award in 2019. 

Not all shortlisted films will be nominated.

All shortlisted films will be considered for theatrical distribution in sole conjunction with BUFF. Previous BUFF film selections can currently be seen on London Live until Spring 2018 (courtesy of AAA Film & TV).      

SUCCESSFUL SCRIPTS:

All scripts selected will be issued with a 2 year licensing deal to commit AAA Film and TV as a producer of the script if it gets produced.

The final shortlist of 3 scripts will be eligible to receive a British Urban Film Festival award in 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All films which were shown at the 2017 British Urban Film Festival have pre-qualified for eligibility to be long listed fora BUFF Award in 2018. Not all films, filmmakers, actors &actresses will be nominated and the shortlisted will reveal who has been nominated. Good luck everyone!