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Saturday, 18 February 2006


Its’ been 2 months since its’ high profile launch at ITV and already, organisers of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) have had to extend the deadline for entries ahead of announcing their shortlist later next month. BUFF has been billed as the UK’s biggest competitive festival of its’ kind, creating 3 competition categories: (Best) Feature, (Best) Short Film & (Best) Music Video.In addition, there will be a showcase of selected films & music videos for broadcast on-line and on-air as well as behind-the-scenes programming chronicling the festival, filmmakers & independent cinema. Sources at BUFF Enterprises have confirmed that they’re currently accepting submissions through until Tuesday February 21 in the aforementioned categories.Selected films will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and will compete for a ‘buffy’ award, voted for by the general public. All winners will be announced at ‘The Buffies’ awards ceremony, the climax to the British Urban Film Festival in late Spring 2006.The 8 day event also includes first-run features, documentaries & short films from the UK and abroad. In addition to the screenings, a distribution arm will be set up to license all nominated films under the umbrella of BUFF Enterprises, attracting buyers for UK and international film/TV markets.For full details about how to enter films, log on to the festival website:

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