THE BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 COMING THIS SEPTEMBER (LONDON)

The British Urban Film Festival will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September 2011.

Check out the festival’s opening feature David Is Dying below.

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For more information about the festival click HERE

[Thanks Charlene]

So I am guessing (but I could be wrong) that The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) replaces the BFM International Film Festival  (Black Filmmaker) which ran for 10 years here, but unfortunately not enough people seemed to know about this annual event, partly due to a distinct lack of promotion on the organisations part.

Anyway BUFF looks like it will be a brilliant festival and I wish everybody involved the best of luck.

5 replies »

  1. @Janice you said it replaced the Black Filmmakers. So dose this mean others will be included now? In the past was there not enough promotion for this even. Or did our people not show enough interest? I hope its not that way…we have to support our own or these things will cease to exsist. Then what and who can we blame…

  2. I heard last year that there wasn’t going to be a 2010 BFM Festival due to lack of funding and I don’t think there will be one this year either.

    I have just come to the conclusion that the founders behind BUFF saw an opening and decided to set up this new festival.

    People supported the BFM Festival (once they found out it existed), but there always seemed to be a lack of basic promotion. They just failed when it came to raising the event’s profile. Also there seemed to be an issue with funding etc.

    But the festival survived for 10/11 years and one year Spike Lee attended the event.

  3. Hi Janice

    I know the organisers of BUFF, which has actually been running for over 5 years so it’s actually not an new festival. You’re right that support from the community is needed to profile the event so your acknowledgement is fantastic

  4. The British Urban Film Festival has not replaced the BFM Festival; they are two very different events organised by two very different organisations. The reason why no-one knew about the BFM was due to poor planning and poor marketing. The event was never treated as a business and instead the people running it tried to do things on the cheap and pretty much tried to hire staff to work for free. No way to run a business or grow a brand; successful businesses need consistency and that can only be gained by investing in staff. Anyway on a positive staff I am sure that BUFFs will be a great event.

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