BUFF 2022

Source: Muriel Narh

Justin Chinyere (festival director); Amirah Garba (festival coordinator); Clare Anyiam-Osigwe (lead script judge); Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe (founder)

The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) has revealed the line-up for the 2022 edition, opening with the world premiere of festival founder Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe’s directorial debut, Absolutely Marvellous.

The feature was filmed over a five-year period, and profiles Marvel Opara, the visually impaired mother of British Olympic boxer Joe Joyce.

The line-up features four world premieres, including Isaac Odeniran’s Child Of The Occult, which follows tension within a family between belief in God and the occult, plus 11 UK premieres, such as The Anger from Lebanese filmmaker Marie Surae, about a Muslim girl who escapes from her alcoholic mother to find love and salvation in an older, European man.

BUFF runs from November 26 to December 3, and will for the first time be held at Rich Mix in London’s Shoreditch, having previously taken place at south London cinema Peckhamplex. The BUFF awards is set for December 3, with British-Nigerian filmmaker Obi Emelonye receiving this year’s honorary award, whose credits include Black Mail and The Mirror Boy.

BUFF 2022 line-up

*denotes world premiere

Absolutely Marvellous dir. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe*

Something Ain’t Right dirs. Susan Ruth Downs, Alex Voss

The Sun Rises In The East dir. Tayo Giwa

Child Of The Occult dirs. Adesola Sunday Oyin-Adejobi, Isaac Oluwole Olaleye*

No Bad Guys dir. George Gittoes

The Full Moon’s Selfie dir. Natalia Girlina

Kash Kash – Without Feathers We Can’t Live dir. Lea Najjar

Black Daddy The Movie dir. Damon Jamal Taylor

Savage Land dirs. Campbell Dalglish, Henrietta Mann

Pattern dir. Ivan Madeira

The Anger dir. Marie Surae

Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story dir. Denise Dowse

Hostile dir. Sonita Gale

When We Speak dir. Tas Brooker

Mere Desh Ki Dharti dir. Faraz Haider

Collision Course dir. Bolanle Austen-Peters

Fenom dir. Kayla Johnson

Donkey Dust dir. Kit Akinluyi

The Wife And Her House Husband dir. Marcus Markou*

Four O’Clock Flowers dir. Peter Callow*