BUFF 2018 Day 1 – Official Awards Ceremony 2018

Mon 4 June 2018 19:00 – 22:00

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) awards, now in it’s 4th year will be hosted by film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, who returns to the role for a third time. Also hosting alongside her (and new to the role this year) will be star of Coronation Street, Holby City & North Square, fellow BUFF patron Kim Vithana. The Mile End Genesis Cinema plays host to the annual ceremony on Monday 4th June.

11 awards will be handed out in 9 categories. The nominees and recipients are:

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 Awards (recipients)

2018 Live Script Winner: Road Girl (by Amy Culwick)

2018 Live Script Winner: Bosh (by Sinitta Monero)

2018 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 Stephan and Ralph Briscoe)

Best Male Emerging Talent

Francesco Gabriele (Blue Hollywood)
Liran Nathan (Parallel Universes)
Nathan Bryon (Leroy)
Rob Walters (Remembrance Day)​

Best Female Emerging Talent (sponsored by The Mandy Network)

​Cat Van Dort (Amber)
Helen Watkinson (Blue Hollywood)
Jade Marie Joseph (Morning Glory)
Tenisha White (Broken)

2018 BUFF Honorary Award recipient: Amma Asante

The BUFF Awards is the showpiece event in its’ annual film festival. The event honours emerging and established film and writing talent whose work is synonymous with the festival and has been showcased in recent years.