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Thursday, July 14, 2016

BBC Films On Board for the BUFF Awards 2016

BBC Films On Board for the BUFF Awards 2016

LONDON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

British Urban Film Festival (BUFF), the leading BAME film festival in the UK, today
announce BBC Films is set to sponsor its showpiece film awards in September.  

The deal marks the first time that the two organisations have worked together.
Previously, the festival has had on-air partnerships with Channel 4, London Live (ESTV),
Community Channel (Media Trust) and Showcase TV on Sky. The second annual British Urban
Film Festival awards will take place at Hilton Tower Bridge on 18th September in London.

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The ceremony (to be hosted by Adam Deacon and Femi Oyeniran) will award writers,
producers and directors whose work has been showcased by BUFF over the past 12 months. 

"We are proud to be part of the British Urban Festival and look forward to
celebrating all of the fantastic talent involved," said head of BBC Films Christine

Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder and CEO of BUFF, added, "This deal signals the
start of an exciting new era. In 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary with the first
ever BUFF awards. That event plus the long and illustrious history of the festival shows
how far we have come in championing diversity. The BBC has an integral role to play in
showcasing talent within the diversity spectrum and we are delighted by their passion and
their commitment to the British Urban Film Festival."

About BBC Films 

BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and
co-producing around twelve films a year. Headed up by Christine Langan, BBC Films was
awarded the Michael BalconBAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2015.

Recent releases include Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, currently in cinemas, Louise
Osmond's documentary Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, Stephen Frears' Florence
Foster Jenkins, John Crowley's BAFTA and Academy Award nominated romantic
drama Brooklyn and Nicholas Hytner's BAFTA nominated comedy drama The Lady in the Van.

Upcoming releases include Ricky Gervais' David Brent: Life on the Road (in cinemas on
19th August), and Philippa Lowthorpe's Swallows and Amazons (also in cinemas on 19th
August). Films currently in production include Amma Asante's A United Kingdom.

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