#BAFTA2018: “I Am Not A Witch” Wins Outstanding Debut By A British Writer

#BFI responds to this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards, which saw I AM NOT A WITCH’s writer/director (Rungano Nyoni) and producer (Emily Morgan) winning the ‘Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer’.  The film was supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding.

Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, commented: “A brilliant night for UK talent and crew, congratulations to all winners and the nominees. We are especially proud of writer/director Rungano Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan’s BAFTA for I Am Not A Witch. In his own acceptance speech for BAFTA Rising Star, Daniel Kaluuya articulated the importance of arts funding on early careers. Rungano and Emily have been supported on this project with National Lottery funding through a successful collaboration with BFI NETWORK partner Film Cymru Wales, through our Vision Awards for producers, and the BFI Film Fund. It was brilliant to see them on the stage last night.” #RunganoNyoni #BAFTA2018

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