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Angie Emurwon

Angie Emurwon is an award-winning Filmmaker, Playwright, and a storytelling Dramaturg for both stage and screen.

She recently wrote and directed a 10-episode web series Enno Laavu (2023) that is currently in post-production; has directed 3 short films: Keycard (2021), LayLay (2019) and Sunday (2018); as well as 13 episodes of the Ugandan TV show Mama&Me (2021) on Pearl Magic/Mnet/DSTV.

Her first short, Sunday, won Best East African Short (2019 MAAFF - Rwanda); 2nd Prize, Films by Women (2019 NWFF – Ghana), and Best National Short Film (2019 GIFF – Uganda), as well as screening at several festivals including the 2019 Durban International Film Festival - South Africa, and the 2019 Silicon Valley African Film Festival - USA.

LayLay screened at the Durban International Film Festival and Ngalabi Short Film Festival - Uganda.

While Keycard was selected for the April 2022 Indie Short Fest (Los Angeles International Film Festival) where the film received a Best Producer nomination for Douglas Dubois, Best Director (female) for Angie Emurwon, as well as winning the Outstanding Achievement Award for a Film Noir Short. Keycard was selected for the 2022 Sophie Short Film Awards (New York) where the film was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Oyenbot), and won the Outstanding Styling Award for a short film (Guy Jarius Zziwa with Daphine Tukamushaba).

Her radio plays The Cow Needs a Wife (2010) and Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence (2012) have both won BBC Radio Drama awards, while her Climate Change Theatre Action commissioned short plays have been staged all over the world with the most recent, Initiation (2021), being among the 4 plays selected for the inaugural 2021 Kick-off event, Dispatch To The Future, at Central Park, New York.

Angie is a storytelling resource for fellow filmmakers, and has mentored emerging screenwriters from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany through the Maisha Film Lab training program.


Eco-Films in Climate Action
Eco-Films in Climate Action Teaser.

Eco-Films in Climate Action

What Impact can the Eco-Film Genre Make in the Journey Towards Climate Justice in the Global South?

Wednesday 2 August 2023
Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya