Producer[not verified in body]
Born in Zambia, she emigrated to Wales at the age of nine. A graduate of the University of Arts in London, she directed several short films (The List, Mwansa the Great, Listen), which won her awards and welcome criticism. Listen (Kuuntele) received the Best Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Her first feature length fiction,I Am Not a Witch, was selected at the Directors' Fortnight of Cannes Film Festival 2017. This film earned her the Best Director and Best Director Award for a first film at the 20th British Independent Film Awards 2017.
Nyoni is best known for film I Am Not a Witch which she wrote and directed. This film won her the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for Outstanding Debut in 2018. The film has also garnered accolades from international film festivals. Her first film, The List, won the Welsh BAFTA Award for Best Short Film.
Director / Writer / ProducerEdit
|2012||Africa First: Volume Two||Short film; seg. Mwansa the Great|
|The Mass of Men||Short film|
|Mwansa the Great||Short film|
|2017||I Am Not a Witch|
|2007||The Sarah Jane Adventures||Secretary|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2017||British Academy Film Awards||Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer||I Am Not a Witch||Won|||
|Adelaide Film Festival||International Feature Film Award||Won|
|Foxtel Movies International Award||Won|
|AFI Fest||Audience Award||Nominated|
|Africa International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Won|
|Mumbai Film Festival||Special Mention||Won|
|British Independent Film Awards||Best Director||Won|
|Douglas Hickox Award||Won|
|Best Debut Screenwriter||Nominated|
|Cannes Film Festival||Caméra d'Or||Nominated|
|2017||CPH:PIX||New Talent Grand PIX||I Am Not a Witch||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best International Film||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year||Nominated|
|London Film Festival||First Feature Competition||Nominated|
|Filmfest München||Best Film By An Emerging Director||Nominated|
|Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival||Best European Fantastic Feature Film||Nominated|
|Stockholm Film Festival||Best Directorial Debut||Won|
|Bronze horse: Best Film||Nominated|
|2018||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Breakthrough of the Year||I Am Not a Witch||Won|||
- "About Rungano Nyoni". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
born in Lusaka, Zambia and grew up in Wales, UK.
- Rungabo Nyoni profile Archived 23 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine mubi.com
- "Rungano Nyoni" Archived 27 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine, AfricaCulture
- Lincoln, Ross A. (23 April 2015). "Tribeca Film Festival Awards: Complete Winners List". Deadline. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Rungano Nyoni (director) Archived 23 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine screendaily.com
- I Am Not a Witch review – straight-faced satire on Zambian witchcraft casts a spell Archived 19 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine theguardian.com
- Rungano Nyoni to debut her first feature film, ‘I am not a witch’, at Cannes Film Festival Archived 23 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine Lusakatimes.com
- "Rungano Nyoni, neither Zambian nor Welsh: Filmmaker", Le Monde, 27 December 2017
- Cannes I am not a witch Archived 8 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine CNN
- I Am Not a Witch director Rungano Nyoni: ‘The chief Whatsapped his people to find our star’ Archived 23 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine theguardian.com
- ‘I Am Not A Witch’ Helmer Rungano Nyoni Returns To Cannes With Buzzed-About Feature Debut — Cannes Ones To Watch Archived 9 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine Deadline Hollywood
- Rungano Nyoni 'outstanding debut' Bafta for I Am Not A Witch Archived 19 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine BBC
- Fletcher, Harry (8 February 2018). "Evening Standard British Film Awards 2018: Kristin Scott Thomas crowned". Evening Standard. London.