The British Urban Film Festival was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban and Black British independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK. Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE. Now in its 16th year, the festival distributes, exhibits and produces films. Search here for the latest selections.

Spotlight Film



Directed by: Grant Taylor

A short comedy film about a disabled father and his son’s crazy attempt to buy drugs so that the dad can dance with his wife on her birthday… one last time. Based on the real-life revelation that ecstasy can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The film is inspired by Grant’s father, Bob who has lived with Parkinson’s for over 20 years.


Brian Bovell, Holli Dempsey, Nathan Bryon

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