Congratulations to graduate Rungano Nyoni (MA Screen: Acting 2009) and Gabriel Gauchet who have been nominated for a BIFA (British Independent Film Award).

The film, called  Z1 was written by Rungano and directed by Gabriel. The Awards will be held in December.

Rungano Nyoni has also recently signed to script Gabriel Gauchet’s first feature, also called Z1.

The team has won the award for Best Fiction at the Royal Television Society Student Awards for their other film The Mass of Men which Rungano wrote and Gabriel directed. The Mass of Men has now won over 40 Awards and featured in more than 90 film festivals.

Rungano Nyoni will direct a short film in Sweden for next year’s Cannes Film Festival. It will be screened as part of the Directors Fortnight.

More information:
MA Screen: Acting course page