By Pride Team
The management of Pride Magazine Nigeria, an affiliate of Pride UK has announced that the celebrity journal has been appointed the official Magazine for the 9th Edition of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)
Since the launch of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) in July 2005, the Festival is increasingly being recognised as an important film festival for independent filmmakers in the UK and is regularly followed by tens of thousands of fans and followers on social media in addition to TV audiences on a month-by-month basis. Many of the UK’s leading actors and actresses have starred, written, produced and directed films shown at the British Urban Film Festival including Chiwetel Ejiofor (‘Slapper’), Sadie Frost (Fortune’s Smile), Aml Ameen (‘Hoorah’, ‘12 – the damaged race’, ‘Drink, Drugs & KFC’), Clint Dyer (‘SUS’), Ashley Walters (‘Showdown’), Jimmy Akingbola (Glimpse & Ambition to Live) and Noel Clarke (‘Adulthood’ & ‘Huge’). Equally, a large number of entries have come from outside the UK including Israel, France, Nigeria, Brazil, Poland, Turkey and the United States – filmmakers who are just as attracted to be associated with this annual showpiece event. In January 2013 The British Urban Film Festival (in conjunction with Community Channel) became the first film festival in the UK to have its film selections featured for broadcast on the BBC i-player, one of the UK’s biggest video on-demand platforms. Later this year, Channel 4 will start broadcasting content curated from the festival.
As a publisher-broadcaster platform, BUFF functions to celebrate difference and to champion, embrace, disrupt and accurately reflect the changing cultural mass and demographic make-up of the UK as expressed primarily through the showcasing and coverage of urban independent film.
The 2014 British Urban Film Festival will launch at Channel 4 headquarters on 4 September. The festival will host up to 25 films (90% as UK premieres), Live Q&A’s with actors and directors plus live script readings and industry panel debates.
Now in its 9th year, the British Urban Film Festival will host a long weekend of showpiece events across central London.
The work with Pride Magazine Nigeria (Online and Print) will help consolidate BUFF’s reputation and open up new frontiers for filmmakers, audiences and stakeholders.
Online Editor of Pride Magazine Nigeria, Bimbola Segun-Amao (Mrs.) – “Pride Magazine Nigeria is excited to be associated with BUFF, a hugely successful and unique Film Festival brand that celebrate Independent UK film makers, Africa and the Diaspora.”
Ms Latasha Ngwube the Magazine Editor says, “Our partnership with BUFF will give us the opportunity to spotlight the films and celebrities that will feature in the 2014 festival and report the event in a distinctive and refreshing manner.’’
Pride Magazine Nigeria Online
Pride Nigeria website is the sister platform for Pride Magazine Nigeria. The Pride Nigeria website is a daily online magazine with the latest in celebrity news, weddings, album launches, events, advice, news and much more. The Pride Nigeria website has zest, freshness and depth not found else were is committed to entertaining, informing, educating and keeping visitors up to date with valid information, news, personality profile, lifestyles, fashion, interviews and entertainment. Some of the most incisive features, news, stories, entertainment and general information are available on the site. Please visit our website http://www.pridemagazinenig.com/ for regular updates on BUFF 2014.