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: Balbeer Bahi

Struggling with the loss of his daughter for four years pushes Manik over the edge. He hunts down Rory, on the verge of escaping London and the guilty horrors of his youth. Revenge brings no peace of mind for Manik, just an endless queue of restless souls who also demand justice. Seldon, stabbed by the racist thug Gavin – And Jenny, who claims Neville did the unthinkable. An Urban Chiller Thriller, Unintentionhell expresses the outrage felt in our communities about knife/gun/racist/street crimes. And hints at the never-ending tragedy endured by the shattered families left behind.


Ava Ghir, Rez Kabir, Samuel Shola Stewart




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