- February 27, 2018
- Posted by: Vaughan Gething AM
- Category: Latest News
I recently had the privilege of meeting BAFTA winner Rungano Nyoni in the Senedd. Rungano is the writer and director of the film “I Am Not a Witch”.
The film “I Am Not a Witch”, which was set in Zambia was nominated for and won the Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer at this year’s BAFTAs. Last year it won three British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director.
Before making her feature debut, Rungano made several short films, including BAFTA Cymru winner The List, and was supported from an early age by Ffilm Cymru Wales through the BFI NETWORK Wales emerging talent fund.
I am very proud of Rungano’s continuing success. The recognition of this year’s BAFTAs should help further promote her career. I look forward to celebrating her success and showcasing the film in the Assembly as soon as we can agree a date.
Rungano said “It’s an honour bringing the BAFTA back to Wales. I’m excited that Vaughan has agreed to support a screening of the film at the Senedd! Couldn’t wish for more.”