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22 November 2018

Rungano Nyoni Awarded 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

BAFTA award-winning writer and director of I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni has been awarded the 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, which is presented in partnership with BFI and Film4.

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.

Read more here.