Runyararo Mapfumo

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Runyararo is a UK based writer and director. She recently completed her short film ‘What’s In A Name?’. This was part of The Uncertain Kingdom short film initiative, aiming to provide a portrait of the contemporary UK.

Previous to this, her BBC and Google Arts commissioned short ‘Sensational Simmy’ was released and broadcast on BBC and BBC iPlayer. Runyararo also wrote and directed short film ‘Dawn in the Dark’, backed and funded by BFI Network and BBC Films which is currently on the festival circuit after its debut screening at the London Film Festival.

Her short film ‘Masterpiece’ had a successful festival run having premiered at BFI London Film Festival 2017.

Runyararo is currently in developing her debut feature film and directing block 2 of Sex Education, Season 3.

Television

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SEX EDUCATION S3

2021

Eleven Film for Netflix

Director
Block 2 - Episodes 4, 6, 7 & 8

Short Films

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

2019

The Uncertain Kingdom

Director / Distribution by Verve

SENSATIONAL SIMMY!

2019

BBC, Google Arts, DessyMak Productions

Writer, Director / Released on BBC Arts / Broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer

DAWN IN THE DARK

2019

BFI Network, BBC Films, DessyMak Productions

Writer, Director / Official Selection Berlin Film Festival, British Shorts (2020) / Official Selection BFI London Film Festival (2019) / Official Selection Underwire Festival (2019) / Nomination Directing Underwire Festival (2019)

MASTERPIECE

2017

DessyMak Productions

Writer, Director / Official Selection London Comedy Film Festival (2019) / Official Selection Kerry Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Washington West Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Exit 6 Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Aesthetica Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Gig Harbour Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Soul Film UK (2018) / Official Selection For Films Sake Festival (2018) / Official Selection Twister Alley Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Fast Net Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection WAMM Festival (2018) / Official Selection BFI Future Film Festival (2018) / Nomination Best Short Film Award - BFI Future Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection UKIFF Film Festival (2018) / Official Selection Berlin Film Festival, British Shorts (2018) / Official Selection London Short Film Festival (2017) / Official Selection Shuffle Festival (2017) / Official Selection Underwire Festival (2017) / Nomination Under 25 Award Directing - Underwire Festival (2017) / Official Selection Shuffle Festival (2017) / BFI Network - Pick of the Month

THE TIME IS NOW

2015

BFI, o2 Go Think Big

Director / Released by o2 Go Think Big

REVELATION

2013

DessyMak Productions

Writer, Director, Producer / Official Selection London Short Film Festival (2013) / Official Selection Underwire Festival (2013)