Awards

BAFTA Awards

2018 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
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2012 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Short Film
Mwansa the Great (2011)
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24fps International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Red Citation Humanitarian Award
Kuuntele (2014)
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Accolade Competition

2015 Winner
Award of Excellence
Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Adelaide Film Festival

2017 Winner
International Feature Award
Best Feature
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

"As an International Jury we faced a surprising and compelling selection of films and filmmakers ... More

"As an International Jury we faced a surprising and compelling selection of films and filmmakers from around the world. The Jury found a unique and bold quality with I Am Not A Witch. Based on its originality it was surprising, funny and compelling. It is a bold debut feature from a director with her singular vision. We are excited to celebrate the work of a bright new talent."


AFI Fest

2017 Nominee
Audience Award
New Auteurs
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

2017 Winner
Feature Film Competition
Best Feature Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

African Movie Academy Awards

2012 Nominee
AMAA
Best Short Film
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival

2011 Winner
Freak Award
International Competition
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2019 Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Director
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Anonimul International Independent Film Festival

2015 Winner
Best International Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Winner
Audience Award
Best International Short
Kuuntele (2014)
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Aspen Shortsfest

2015 Winner
Special Jury Award
Kuuntele (2014)
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Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA

2015 Nominee
Narrative Film Award
Best Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Austin Film Festival

2011 Winner
Audience Award
Best Short Film
Mwansa the Great (2011)

BAFTA Awards, Wales

2010 Winner
BAFTA Cymru Award
Best Short Film (Y Ffilm Fer Orau)
The List (2009)

BOGOSHORTS Bogota Short film Festival

2015 Winner
Santa Lucia - International Competition
Best Fiction Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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British Independent Film Awards

2017 Winner
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Winner
Douglas Hickox Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Screenplay
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Best Debut Screenwriter
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Cannes Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Golden Camera
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Cinefiesta Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Festival Prize
Best Script
Kuuntele (2014)
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CinEuphoria Awards

2019 Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Screenplay - International Competition
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Cleveland International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Direction
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Nominee
New Direction Competition
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Cork International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Grand Prix International
Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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CPH PIX

2017 Nominee
New Talent Grand PIX
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Cyprus Film Days International Festival

2018 Winner
Glocal Images
Best Film Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)   ( (feature film))
Best Director Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)   ( (feature film))
Winner
Jury Prize
Student Jury Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
International Shorts
Best Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Edmonton International Film Festival

2015 Winner
The ALLEN COOKE Award for Subway® Lunchbox Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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European Film Awards

2015 Nominee
European Film Award
European Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Tampere

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2018 Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Malone Souliers Award for Breakthrough of the Year
I Am Not a Witch (2017)   ( (feature film))
Nominee
Evening Standard British Film Award
Breakthrough of The Year
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Emily is nominated for both Breakthrough of the year and Best Actress

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2018 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best International Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Best International Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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FMK International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Special Mention
Premio Speciale YoungClub
Kuuntele (2014)
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Hayah International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Jury Award
Best Short Fiction
Kuuntele (2014)
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Hong Kong International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Golden Firebird Award
Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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The film manages with a great script and convincing acting to draw the spectator into the middle of... More

The film manages with a great script and convincing acting to draw the spectator into the middle of seemingly unsolvable problems. The situation of helplessness, misunderstanding and cultural clashes is so intense that it angers, hurts and leaves us, as helpless as the protagonists.


Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Main Prize
Short And Experimental Films
Kuuntele (2014)
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Lille International Short Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Second Prize
International Prize
Kuuntele (2014)
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London Critics Circle Film Awards

2018 Nominee
ALFS Award
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

London Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Sutherland Award
First Feature Competition
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Milwaukee Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Hertzfeld Competition Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Emerging Filmmaker Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Molodist International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Scythian Deer
Best Feature Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Mumbai Film Festival

2017 Winner
International Competition
Special Mention
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Nominee
International Competition
Golden Gateway Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Munich Film Festival

2017 Nominee
CineVision Award
Best Film By An Emerging Director
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Naoussa International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Festival Prize
Best Short Film
Mwansa the Great (2011)
Best Director
Mwansa the Great (2011)
Best Editing
Mwansa the Great (2011)

National Film Awards, UK

2018 Nominee
National Film Award
Best Drama
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Silver Méliès Award
Best European Fantastic Feature Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

New York City Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
Audience Choice Program A
Kuuntele (2014)
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Winner
Festival Award
Best of Fest
Kuuntele (2014)
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Oak Cliff Film Festival

2018 Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Best Narrative Feature
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Regensburg Short Film Week

2012 Winner
Youth Jury Award
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Royal Television Society, UK

2013 Winner
Student Television Award
Postgraduate - Fiction
The Mass of Men (2012)
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San Francisco International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Golden Gate Award
New Director
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Sarasota Film Festival

2018 Winner
Jury Prize
Narrative Feature
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Sardinia Film Festival

2015 Winner
Festival Prize
Cortissimo internazionale
Kuuntele (2014)
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Diari di CineClub Award
Kuuntele (2014)
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Stockholm Film Festival

2017 Winner
Best Directorial Debut
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

"For its bracingly unique style and story, a film that exposes its viewers to heretofore unforeseen... More

"For its bracingly unique style and story, a film that exposes its viewers to heretofore unforeseen settings and characters with a stunning clarity of vision. An unforgettable debut which tackles issues of female repression and exploitation with both off-kilter humor and devastating pathos."

Nominee
Bronze Horse
Best Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
2014 Nominee
Aluminum Horse
Best Short Film
Kuuntele (2014)
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Take One Awards, UK

2011 Winner
Best Festival Short
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Tampere International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Prize of the Youth Jury
Finnish Short Film Under 30 Minutes
Kuuntele (2014)
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Winner
Prix UIP Tampere (European Short Film)
Kuuntele (2014)
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Titanic International Film Festival

2018 Winner
Breaking Waves Award
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Tribeca Film Festival

2015 Winner
Jury Award
Best Narrative Short
Kuuntele (2014)
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Jury Comments: "This year's winner for Best Narrative Short was emotionally compelling and by far ... More

Jury Comments: "This year's winner for Best Narrative Short was emotionally compelling and by far the most affecting of the pieces we screened, with the filmmakers displaying a clear emotional connection with the narrative. To say that we had a healthy debate is an understatement."


Uppsala International Short Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
Best Short
Kuuntele (2014)
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VIS Vienna Independent Shorts

2011 Winner
Audience Award
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Vues d'Afrique Film Festival

2018 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Feature Film
I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Winterthur International Short Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Main Prize
Jury Special Mention
Mwansa the Great (2011)

Women in Film and TV Awards, UK

2018 Winner
WFTV Award
Netflix New Talent Award

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