Magazine article Screen International

British Urban Film Festival Gets BT Backing

Magazine article Screen International

British Urban Film Festival Gets BT Backing

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London festival to be held at BT Tower in 2017.

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) has received backing from telecommunications giant BT.

For its 2017 edition, BT will host the festival's events at the BT Tower in London. This includes the BUFF awards ceremony, which will also be broadcast on BT.com.

The company will also have the opportunity to broadcast films from the festival on its BT TV store platform.

BUFF founder and CEO Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe said: "There's nothing quite like going to the cinema to experience film though we can now safely say that come September there will be nothing quite like going to the BT Tower to experience film.

"The BT British Urban Film Festival will enable BT to showcase the breadth of great creative talent from the leading film festival for diversity in the world. …

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