Scriptwriting Workshop with Rungano Nyoni
10:30AM - 02:00PM
Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni is a BAFTA nominated director and previous BAFTA Cymru Award winner with extensive experience in writing short films. Her short film, Mwansa the Great, has been awarded 19 prizes, including the Film Africa 2011 Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film, and was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Her most recent film has been awarded the Golden Leopard prize at Locarno Film Festival, making it eligible for Oscar consideration. About Rungano:
Rungano Nyoni is a BAFTA Nominated director and a previous BAFTA Cymru Award winner. Born in Lusaka, Zambia she moved to South Wales, UK as a child. The first film she wrote and directed, 'The List' went on to win a BAFTA Cymru in 2010. That same year she was picked to take part in a New Directors scheme with BBC Wales and Its My Shout production company, where she directed '20 Questions' which went on to win multiple awards. In 2010, she gained finance from Focus Features Africa First programme and UK Film Council for a short she wrote, directed and produced called 'Mwansa The Great', which she shot in Zambia.
Mwansa The Great was premiered in March 2011 and has been awarded 19 prizes, 2 Jury Special Mentions, made appearances at more than 80 Film Festivals worldwide and in 2012 was nominated for a BAFTA Award in the short film category and an African Academy Award for best Short Film. As a writer/director, Rungano has extensive experience writing short films. More recently a film she co-wrote with writing partner Gabriel Gauchet has just won the Golden Leopard prize at Locarno Film Festival, making it eligible for an Oscar consideration. She has also helped pen two other shorts for the National Film and Television School; including Z1 and Diary of Incidences, due for release next year.
No booking required, spaces limited
In partnership with Adult Community Education at BFI Southbank