Rungano Nyoni

b.  1982, Lusaka, Zambia

Rungano Nyoni is an award-winning filmmaker born in Zambia and raised in Wales. Her 2017 feature film I Am Not A Witch, about a girl who is accused of being a witch and sentenced to live in a witch camp has been nominated for a BAFTA and won several British Independent Film Awards.


I Am Not A Witch (2017)

Nominated, BAFTA, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Nominated, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best International Film

Winner, British Independent Film Awards, Best Director

Winner, British Independent Film Awards, Douglas Hickox Award


Listen (2014)

Winner, Jury Award, Tribeca Film Festival



Mwansa The Great (2011)

Nominated, BAFTA, Best Short Film