Rungano Nyoni is a self-taught Writer / Director. She was born in Lusaka, Zambia and grew up in Wales, UK.
Rungano’s first short film THE LIST won a BAFTA Cymru, her subsequent short film MWANSA THE GREAT was selected for over 100 International Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA in 2012. In 2013 Rungano wrote Z1which subsequently won Best Short at The British Independent Film Awards. Her latest short LISTEN has been nominated for a European Film Award 2015 and won the Best Short Narrative Prize at Tribeca Film Festival.
Rungano is currently in post-production on her debut feature, I AM NOT A WITCH. It follows the story of an 8 year old girl who is exiled to a Witch Camp. The project was selected to participate in Cinefondation Residency in 2013. It has been supported by Moulin D’Ande residency and has been awarded funding from BFI, Film 4, Arte, Vision Sud Est and Hubert Bals Fund.
She is also writing the first features for Gabriel Gauchet – Z1 , Diary of Incidences (UK, France) and Hamy Ramezan – Citizen B (Finland).