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From Berlinale to Brazil!

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Dawn Westlake is featured in Roberto Christo's blog on February 13, 2014: http://robertochristo.blogspot.com.br/ Translation: Long live Dawn Westlake! Only a few people can make a living in art and culture, even with incentive laws and government edicts (like in Brazil) such a task sometimes seems impossible. But everyone in the world faces such hurdles, especially those who are just starting out. Getting sponsorship is difficult in times of economic surplus, so just imagine during crisis...

The BUFF Blog (April 2013)

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Those of you joining us for the first time we thank you. We’d also like to welcome in a new audience to the 34th edition of the BUFF Blog. This month’s contribution is guest-written by Anthony Abuah, a previous winner of a Commonwealth Film award and the latest in a succession of British based playwrights who’ve made the transition from stage to screen with his debut feature 'Woolwich Boys' – the closing film of last year’s British Urban Film Festival. Regar...

The BUFF Blog (March 2013)

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  Happy Easter in advance. This month’s edition of the BUFF Blog is guest-written by actor Jay Brown who can be seen over the next 8 weeks on E4’s new drama ‘Youngers’. The series premiered on Wednesday March 20 with viewing figures of 450,000 viewers. It was also the 5th most tweeted about programme on TV that day beating ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ with over 35,000 live tweets during transmission.  Follow @JayBrownActor and @buffenterprises on...

The BUFF Blog (February 2013)

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    Happy February one and all. This month’s edition of the BUFF Blog is guest-written by award-winning writer/director Stephen Lloyd Jackson whose film ‘David is Dying’ premiered on the opening night of the 2011 British Urban Film Festival. The film continues to win awards in the UK and across the globe, most recently on February 17 when Lonyo Engele triumphed in the best male performance in film category at the 2013 Screen Nation film and television awards. Follow...

The BUFF Blog (November 2012)

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With the exception of Kate Herron, Ugo Onwutalu & Nadia Denton, 6 board members have guest-written the BUFF Blog in the 3 or so years since its’ inception in April 2009 which, at the time, lauded the film ‘Adulthood’ as a watershed for urban independent cinema. A lot has happened since then...     @buffenterprises sent out its very first tweet in April 2009, 3 ½ years on @SpikeLee no less is retweeting BUFF NEWS ALERTS. Also back in 2009, @NoelClarke was ...

The BUFF Blog (October 2012)

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With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.  A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...

Sunscreen Video Podcast 1, with Special Guests from the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary "Superheroes", News and More!

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Sunscreen Film Festival Video Podcast 1.  Discussions about the film and TV business.  This episode features interviews with special guests Superhero and Artiseroi from the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary "Superheroes". watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57jj6DJiMBU&feature=share&list=UU0tP1gHLS9-e55BKY2RRatQ Discussion includes the Superheroes Documentary, Spider-man movie, Batman, Godzilla and more nerd dialogue than you can imagine! ...

Sunscreen Film Festival Live Video Podcast 9

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The Sunscreen Film Festival's live video podcast. Broadcast live at 10:30AM on Sunday September 16, 2012.   watch here  http://youtu.be/zoh8tTXOeME   Festival Director Tony Armer, Programming Director Tyler Martinolich, Superhero and writer Brad Sibbersen discuss upcoming events, festival news, tips for filmmakers. Plus more ridiculous, obscure film discussions.   Buy tickets for Producer/Writer Chris Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite, Avenger's Anim...

Sunscreen Film Festival Video Podcast, Special Guest Paul Guzzo

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The Sunscreen Film Festival's live video podcast. Broadcast live every Sunday at 10:30AM. To watch http://youtu.be/bm8uDqfhInU   Festival Director Tony Armer, Programming Director Tyler Martinolich, Superhero and writer Brad Sibbersen discuss upcoming events, festival news, tips for filmmakers. Plus more ridiculous, obscure film discussions.   Buy tickets for Producer/Writer Chris Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite, Avenger's Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man ...

BUFF BLOG (MAY 2012)

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The much maligned profile of Black British actresses has been well documented on this blog over the past 18 months and most recently in the London Evening Standard with the forthcoming feel-good flick ‘Fast Girls’ and the supposed significance of Leonora Crichlow playing the lead role in a British film. On such matters is primarily where Twitter comes into its own as a live news editor run by the public. It doesn’t take long before feedback is immediate and corrected (many thanks to @ECF...

The BUFF Blog (April 2012)

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Traditionally in the UK, the most-watched programmes on television are always scheduled on a Saturday night. The last few years have seen a more aggressive approach to win hearts and minds with the UK’s 2 biggest broadcasters (BBC & ITV) going head-to-head and scheduling their ‘MUST-SEE’ programmes against each other. In the last 6 months alone, Strictly Come Dancing was beating The X Factor when previously the ITV juggernaut was winning hand over fist. On ...

BUFF Blog (March 2012)

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At the time of publication, it was recently announced that ifeatures2, Britain’s low-budget, feature film-making initiative, has just reopened for submissions. Creative England, the BFI Film Fund and BBC Films are joining forces to support the development and production of three full-length features, all to be set within the English regions. Each film will be produced on a budget of £350,000 and the BBC is also pre-buying UK Free TV rights to the completed films. It’s open to writer, direct...

BUFF BLOG (FEBRUARY 2012)

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In a little over 4 months from now, this year’s British Urban Film Festival line-up will be decided. Another year consuming, digesting and deliberating on hours of output, private screenings and submissions will come to a head and the UK’s buffest films (otherwise known as the sweet 16) will be offered to the public for due consideration at BUFF 2012, the 7th such occasion, with each festival seemingly surpassing itself in profile and prestige year on year. And so it goes without saying th...

BUFF BLOG (January 2012)

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The first month of Olympic year in London has not failed to disappoint in terms of celebrating the best of British. At the time of publication of this blog came news that the network television premiere of ‘Sus’ – co-produced by and starring Clint Dyer attracted 600,000 viewers on BBC 1, dominating all TV viewing at the time of broadcast (which at 11.15pm is quite impressive). Previous BUFF blogs and the festival in general have championed the likes of films like ‘Sus’ and will conti...

The BUFF Blog (November 2011)

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From Top Boy to Wuthering Heights, the much vaunted and much celebrated prominence of cultural diversity in British film and TV shows no signs of abating and continues to rouse and excite cinema buffs both here and abroad. In a month which has already seen Sket, Demons Never Die & Death in Paradise entertain the masses, there is much to take in – including yet more awards for David is Dying; introducing the newest member of the BUFF board, journalist and filmmaker Jessie Grace Mellor; an...

The BUFF Blog (October 2011)

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“Charles Thompson is a Godsend. I’m fortunate to have started out in media under the tutelage of Charles almost a decade ago now. I was there when Screen Nation was in its infancy and I’m privileged to still be a part of it all albeit as a supporter of this year’s event where another of my mentors (Menelik Shabazz) will be rightly honoured also. I have a lot of time for Charles who in turn has shown a lot of time for me and for so many people in the film industry who would’ve taken g...

The BUFF Blog (July 2011)

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Who would be a media mogul ey? The last few weeks and months has seen the likes of Simon Cowell and Rupert Murdoch become the story for the wrong reasons. For months, the press were told who was in and who was out in the game of musical chairs regarding this year’s X Factor judges. Eventually we said goodbye to Danni Minogue and Cheryl Cole and hello to Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos (Peter Dickson, the voice of X-Factor will certainly have his hands full announcing her name in full e...

Someone Forgot to Update VFF's Fest21 Blog...Ooops

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Hey Filmmakers & Film Lovers:   Looks like someone forgot to update our Fest21 blog. Oopsie! We've been keeping ourselves busy and the next time you see we've fallen asleep on Fest21, give us a kick in the caboose elsewhere on the web:   On Facebook, like us here: http://www.facebook.com/valleyfilmfest   Tweet with us here: http://www.twitter.com/valleyfilmfest   Browse our festival photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vff ...

The BUFF Blog (June 2011)

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Online, on-air and in person, this is BUFF. And so said the voice of BUFF which greeted the masses of online followers with the May 31 announcement of this year’s opening feature. And though the dulcet tones of Ewan Allinson and DJ Elayne Smith will continue to form a cornerstone of the BUFF movement, things are going to be a little bit different round here. From September, the 2011 British Urban Film Festival will be coming at ya with a whole new look which means, finally, that the buffest fi...

Mistakes you can make in post....

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I do not want to bore you here with details, but if you are interested in our post-production process while we are editing our second documentary film, you can read it here Happy New Year 2011 Fest21 <3 Ester ...

The Editing Process For Why Hire a Killer?

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I'm currently in post-production with our 2nd feature film titled Why Hire a Killer? Now half way through the editing processs, this effort  has been interesting. Meshing subtle special effects to give the film the desired believability challenging. I like to create,  like a painter or sculptor,  images that convey what I feel express the movie's intent-which was manifested and continues to be harvested by me in an editing room in the west village. WHK was shot on location in New York Cit...

Publish on your new blog

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Congratulations for your registration but it is not yet complete : post at least one blog post to appear as active member. And follow the 3 easy steps described bellow to take full advantage of the site. CHECK YOUR INBOX (OR SPAMBOX) for the password that we have just emailed toyou.   Hopefuly you registered a valid email, else you will not be able to create an account with us. Log back using your ID (the name of your blog) use the password we sent you and change IT for a more co...

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