The British Urban Film Festival has arrived in God’s own country – Yorkshire! The weekday schedule for BUFF 2023 comes from Halifax with 48 films across 4 nights with 2 slots on each night. Supported by Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
BUFF strand 9 | Mother’s Milk (4 films) BUFF strand 10 | No County For Young Men (4 films) followed by Q&A after all 8 films.
Tuesday 17th October, 5.30 – 8.05pm
BUFF strand 9 | Mother’s Milk
Echo (Director: Jo Southwell)
A young woman, Alice explores an imagined memory with her lost child, Echo. As she begins to drown in the memory, Tom calls her back to reality. But what will she choose?
Five Weeks (Director: Geej Ower)
Jen attempts to go about her daily routine, but the reality of what she’s done begins to catch up with her.
Camping (Director; Derek Quick)
“Camping” follows the story of Emma, an African American working homeless mother, and her 7-year-old daughter Gia, who live in their van.
The Call (Director: Riffy Ahmed)
During a difficult visit to her single immigrant mother, Athena discovers that what she thought was age-related decline is in fact an inherited magical gift.
BUFF strand 10 | No County For Young Men
Ghanimah (Director: Sai Karan Talwar)
The war on terror, the 7/7 bombings, the loss of the son’s mother and the allegiance to either Islam or Britain. What will unfold. Family, Duty or Honour? A heated argument occurs when Abdullah (Mikhail Sen – House of Dragon, A Suitable Boy) declares he is joining the British Military to the shock of his pacifist father Omar (Adil Akram – What’s Love got to do with it?) and anger of his fundamentalist older brother Moh (James El-Sharawy – Tyrant, EastEnders). As their debate unfurls past resentments and revelations rise to the surface, boiling to a point where they can no longer contain themselves.
Hamster (Director: Scott Driver)
A traumatised army soldier returns to his sleepy seaside hometown and attempts to realign himself into society.
The other side of paradise (Director: Elliott Watson)
Stuck in a state of limbo, Tymour, a Kurdish asylum seeker, dwells on the difficulties of his past as his future hangs in the balance.
Falsehood (Director: Leo Powell)
Araloyin Oshunremi who plays Stefan in the hit Netflix series “Top Boy”, stars as Richard, who is caught between two worlds as he struggles with his identity. Richard finds himself in situations, where his identity is questioned and he will need to work hard to convince his friends, he really is the person he says he is!
followed by Q&A after all 8 films.
Vue Halifax has wheelchair access throughout the venue and in all screens. The venue is accessed through two sets of double doors – one is automatic. All screens are on one floor with access by stairs and lift.