I Am Not A Witch

BAFTA accolades for three Creative-Europe supported films

Three MEDIA-supported films took home prizes at the annual British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday 18 February.

The Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer award was given to Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director) and Emily Morgan (Producer) for I Am Not A Witch. The film, which follows the story of a girl in Zambia accused of witchcraft, received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the five international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe.

Raoul Peck’s documentary I am Not Your Negro, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, was awarded the Best Documentary award. French production company Velvet Film received development funding for the feature in 2013.

Lastly, James Ivory was took home the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me By Your Name. Luca Guadagnino’s film of the same name received support through Creative Europe’s Sales Agent scheme.

Visit the BAFTA website for a full list of this year’s award winners.

Image: The BAFTA-winning I Am Not A Witch received support through one of the five international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe