The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) 2018 announced its line-up and awards contenders for this year in a press conference at the Curzon Victoria in London, UK, this morning. No Shade – by writer/director Clare Anyiam–Osigwe – will open the festival which takes place between June 4-9 and Harry Brown writer Gary Young's directorial debut Two Graves will close BUFF.
As well as feature films, the British Urban Film Festival will also host three strands of short film screenings.
Here is the full list of BUFF 2018 awards nominees:
Best Female Emerging Talent (sponsored by Mandy.com)
Cat Van Dort (Amber)
Helen Watkinson (Blue Hollywood)
Jade Marie Joseph (Morning Glory)
Tenisha White (Broken)
Best Male Emerging Talent
Francesco Gabriele (Blue Hollywood)
Liran Nathan (Parallel Universes)
Nathan Bryon (Leroy)
Rob Walters (Remembrance Day)
BUFF Best Short Film (sponsored by Triforce Creative Network)
Five By Five (directed by Kate Herron)
Hum (directed by Stefano Nurra)
Leroy (directed by Marley Morrison)
We Love Moses (directed by Dionne Edwards)
Blessing Anyiam-Osigwe Best Actress Award
Billie Piper (City of Tiny Lights)
Edwina Findley (Free in Deed)
Joselyn Dumas (Potato Potahto)
Loretta Devine (Chapter and Verse)
BUFF Best Actor
Daniel Beaty (Chapter and Verse)
David Harewood (Free In Deed)
OC Ukeje (Potato Potahto)
Riz Ahmed (City of Tiny Lights)
BUFF Best Feature Film
Chapter and Verse (directed by Jamal Joseph)
City of Tiny Lights (directed by Pete Travis)
Free in Deed (directed by Jake Mahaffy)
Potato Potahto (directed by Shirley F Manso)
BUFF Best Live Script recipients
2018 Best Live Script Winner: Road Girl (by Amy Culwick)
2018 Best Live Script Winner: Bosh (by Sinitta Monero)
2018 Best Live Script Winner: Chasing Jeremy (by Mary McCallum)
BUFF Best Music Video (public vote)
Andina (directed by Rob Baker Ashton)
Younger (directed by Bailey Tom Bailey)
The Meltdown – See The Light (directed by Hanna Siedel)
My Turtle Dove (directed by Jay Stephen and Ralph Briscoe)
Tickets for theBritish Urban Film Festival 2018 are available here.
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