The BT British Urban Film Festival has today announced that the actors Sam Benjamin and Kyla Frye will host this year's BT BUFF Awards on Sunday 10 September 2017 from the BT Tower in Fitzrovia.

It will mark the presenting debuts of Benjamin and Frye, both of whom are familiar faces to BUFF audiences through their work in Double Cross, The Key and Liverpool '81. Last year, Benjamin won a BUFF Live script award for Liverpool' 81 and Frye has been a BUFF film festival patron since 2015.

Sam Benjamin said: 'I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting this year's BT BUFF Awards, especially when I'll be fronting the event with the force of nature that is Kyla Frye. I've witnessed first hand in the last few years how BUFF has an unrivalled knack for recognising untold stories that ooze quality and give a huge platform for talented emerging artists to showcase their work. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever, so this year's BT BUFF Awards will definitely be an event (and a party!) not to be missed.'

Kyla Frye said: “"I am utterly thrilled to be hosting this year's BT BUFF Awards with my creative partner-in-crime, Sam Benjamin. The British Urban Film Festival has always held a special place in my heart as from the festival's inception, they have championed work and encouraged filmmakers from 'unorthodox' backgrounds to be daring and authentic with their storytelling. From being the first film festival I ever attended in 2011, to joining the BUFF board as a Patron in 2015, I have to say hosting the BT BUFF Awards 2017 is truly an honour and I cannot wait to see you all there!".

The BUFF Awards is the showpiece event in its’ annual film festival. The event honours emerging and established film and writing talent whose work is synonymous with the festival and has been showcased in recent years.