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bfm International Film Festival 2007

Date posted: 05.09.2007

The bfm International Film Festival (BIFF ’07), now in its 9th year, is being launched on 6 September at City Hall and will run until 14 September.

It was established in order to reflect the cultural experience of the UK’s black communities. The festival’s purpose was, and still is, to make a difference by ‘bringing the unseen to light’.

Over 50 unseen films, features, shorts, music videos, animation, documentaries, comedy and more, will be shown during BIFF ’07 and at one-off events during Black History Month.

The opening night film this year is an exclusive premiere of Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, featuring Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union.

BIFF ’07 will include two major competition elements: The Short Film Awards, a gala event on 11 September which has been sponsored by BET (Black Entertainment Television); and ‘Are you the next Hype Williams?’ on 8 September, encouraging young people to explore their creative potential by producing high quality, trail blazing music videos.

This year the festival will be held in several central London venues and beyond. Catch screenings at the ICA and Odeon West End.

The bfm International Film Festival in Newham (BIFF EAST) will is an extension of the main festival, presenting a week of screenings at the Stratford Picturehouse and Stratford Circus in the Cultural Quarter.

Supported by Newham Council, this event will give a platform to Black world cinema from Africa, Caribbean, Latin America and the US, as well as showcasing British talent. It will also highlight the themes of faith and hip-hop. 
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