Rungano Nyoni Awarded 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship
Nyoni was selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries and receives a £30,000 award and a year-long, tailored experience that includes access to some of the most exciting scientific and humanities research in the world.
The award recognises the Welsh-Zambian’s distinct film-making style. I Am Not a Witch was her debut feature, it premiered in Cannes to critical acclaim and Nyoni went on to win a BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Debut.
Previous recipients of the Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship are writer/directors Sally Wainwright, Carol Morley and Clio Barnard.
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