• La'Chris Jordan

British Urban Film Festival Launches Official Selections on Apple TV


(London, UK - December 18, 2020) - The British Urban Film Festival today announced that it has launched a dedicated home of 70 official selections, including B.U.F.F award-winning titles, on the Apple TV app for customers to buy. “The British Urban Film Festival” collection on the Apple TV app will be the first of its kind for a UK festival and will include over 50 British short films as well as feature films, including “Sorority” from award-winning director James Webber, Scottish sports documentary "In The Red" directed by Patrick Rooney and the festival’s original production, romantic drama "No Shade" directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. The collection can be found at https://geni.us/buff2020.


In addition, a selection of films will be available on the festival website on the same day, including "All on a Summer’s Day" starring Antonia Thomas ("Small Axe," “Misfits") and James Floyd ("My Brother the Devil"), "How to Stop a Recurring Dream" staring Ruby Barker (“Bridgerton") and Jamie Michie ("Deadwater Fell"), and “Solitary" starring Johnny Sachon.


B.U.F.F founder and festival director Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE said: “The British Urban Film Festival is delighted to have found a home on the Apple TV app offering our unique brand of urban independent cinema to new audiences, not just in the UK and Ireland but also in the United States, Canada and South Africa. It’s great to reach a global audience with our official selections thanks to Apple and our partners at Dicentia Studios.”


Bobby Johar, CEO of Dicentia Studios, said: "For small and large film producers and distributors alike, it’s a complex journey to launch content on various digital global marketplaces. There are so many technical standards, requirements and barriers to overcome before you see your feature film or TV-series receive exposure and revenue online. We are proud to help the B.U.F.F community of creative filmmakers with this unique opportunity to reach millions of viewers through the Apple TV app.”


The annual B.U.F.F. Awards Ceremony, hosted by Femi Oyeniran, will be the centrepiece of proceedings on Friday 25th December. This year's ceremony will return once again to the Met Film School at Ealing Studios however this year there will be no audience presence due to Covid-19 regulations.


The Apple TV app brings together all the ways to watch shows and movies into one app and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. It features Apple TV+, Apple’s video subscription service offering original shows, movies and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers, as well as Apple TV channels, personalized and curated recommendations, and movies and TV shows to buy or rent.


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For all PR enquiries please contact PREMIER:Matty O’Riordan, Monique Reid, Faduma MohammedEmail: Firstname.Surname@premiercomms.comFor all festival enquiries please contact B.U.F.F.:Clare Anyiam-Osigwe Email: clare@buffestival.com

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