Organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have today announced a new sponsor in the form of film, tv and creative network Mandy.com
Mandy.com is the world’s largest creative community of actors, film and TV crew, theatre professionals, child actors, voiceover artists, dancers, singers, musicians, models and extras. The website currently has over 2.3 million members with over 129,000 employers and casting directors posting jobs to the Mandy community every day. As the leading film festival for diversity in the world, today’s announcement will attract new audiences to both organisations who between them share over 20 years of expertise in developing creative talent. Mandy.com will have a significant presence at BUFF across its’ key platforms and will be sponsoring the best female emerging talent category at this year’s BUFF Awards in June.
Speaking on the announcement, Abigail Longstaffe, business development manager at Mandy.com said:
‘The Mandy Network is really excited to be sponsoring such a valuable and important festival. This is an incredible industry but can also be difficult and initiatives like BUFF that support and nurture talent are crucial to the future of film. I can’t wait to see the films on the night and present the Emerging Female award!’
Also speaking on the announcement, BUFF founder & CEO Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe said: We are delighted to welcome the juggernaut that is Mandy.com to the BUFF family. Mandy’s portfolio of services will attract many thousands of scriptwriters, filmmakers and other creatives who engage with our film festival and who constantly seek credible platforms to showcase their work, talent and potential.