The Trials of Muhammad Ali23:53 - Friday 11 July 2014 - In Categories
On Friday 25th July, Overground editor Akosua Annobil will head to Channel 4’s headquarters in London to announce the full line-up of screenings for the 2014 British Urban Film Festival (BUFF).
Earlier this week, it was announced that BUFF has scored a major coup this year after securing the UK festival rights to screen the premiere of critically-acclaimed documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali (above) during its opening weekend in September.
Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, director of BUFF, said he was thrilled to be promoting one of the biggest film events in the UK this year: ‘This announcement of this Ali film screening is a big boost to all fans of cinema in the UK and will give people a reason to come to our festival.
‘We will attract thousands of film fans to BUFF over the coming months – assuring those who want to catch all the action that the British Urban Film Festival will be far more accessible and affordable compared to other film festivals.’
Last year’s festival (hosted by actress Zawe Ashton) showcased 27 features and shorts in both fiction and documentary with more than 40 filmmakers and scriptwriters in attendance including David Essex and Andre Royo.