Rungano Nyoni

Rungano Nyoni at IFFR

Rungano NYONI (Zambia), Welsh-raised, graduated from Central Saint Martins School of the Arts in London with a Masters in Acting in 2009. Although she studied acting, she was always more interested in directing and started making short films. One of these, The List (2009) earned her a Bafta Cymru Award. Nyoni was accepted into Cannes’ Cinéfondation residence in 2013. Here she worked on her first feature film I Am Not a Witch (2017). For this film, Nyoni stayed in a Ghanaian witch camp for a month to research and interview the people.


The List (2009, short), Mwansa The Great (2011, short), Nordic Factory (2014), Listen (2014, short), I Am Not a Witch (2017)

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Rungano Nyoni at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR