About Me
Ng'endo Mukii
Director. Animator.Photographer. Writer.

I hold a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art (2012) in London, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (2006), USA.

I am an award-winning film director, most well known for ‘Yellow Fever,’ my documentary-animation exploring Western influences on African women's ideals of beauty. My films have won multiple international awards, including Silver Hugo for The Best Animated Short at the Chicago International Film Festival for Yellow Fever, and Encounters Immersive Grand Prix for my first 360 film, Nairobi Berries. I am a Design Indaba ‘15 Speaker and a Berlinale Talents Alum.

I work on short animated and 360 films commissioned by local and international organizations, including projects commissioned for Huffington Post and Plan International. I am a recipient of
funding from the New Dimensions Virtual Reality program (South Africa), Docubox Kenya, and Focus Features Africa First (USA) grants. I continue my independent film career through such
funding opportunities.

I am available to attend institutions facilitating a workshop and as a guest lecturer, as well as presenting keynotes at digital-art events. Please be in touch if this interests you.

Artist Activities, Residencies and Film Grants


-Resident at the 2-month long Goethe Institut Vila Sul residency in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, 2018

-Invited Filmmaker at the TIFF Filmmaker Lab, (Toronto International Film Festival) Toronto, Canada, 2018

-Invited Filmmaker at the Locarno Filmmakers Academy, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018

-Resident in the REALNESS Screenwriter’s Residency by Urucu Media, at the Nirox
Foundation, Krugersdorp, South Africa 2018
-Panelist in the Create The Future VR and AR Hackathon with 360 Afrika, Nairobi,
Kenya 2018.
-Digital Lab Africa, Virtual Reality selection panel and Mentor, 2018
-Panelist in the NewImages Film Festival, Paris 2018
-Participant at the Deutsche Welle Akademie Casting and Directing actors workshop,
Nairobi 2018

-British Council and DocuBox Kenya's Filmmaker Round Table, Nairobi, Kenya 2017
-Kenyan Delegate at the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa 2017
-Mentor at the Maisha Film Lab Scriptwriting workshop, Nairobi, Kenya 2017
-Workshop facilitator on identity and culture in post-colonial countries at the Xplora Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India 2017
-Speaker and judge at the Chitrakatha Student Film Festival at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India 2017
-Maputo Fast Forward Festival Keynote Speaker, Mozambique 2017 

-Speaker at the re:Publica Media Convention Berlin, Germany 2017
-Deep Memory Exhibition at Kalmar Konst Museum, Sweden 2017
-Guest Lecturer at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden 2017
-Guest lecturer at Ölands folkhögskola, Sweden 2017
-Panel speaker on Virtual Reality filmmaking at the Tampere Film Festival, Finland 2017
-Guest Lecturer at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden 2017
-1st Berlinale Africa Hub showcase, Berlin, Germany 2017
-New Dimensions Virtual Reality grant (Big World Cinema) South Africa, 2017
-Is’Art Gallerie Artist Residency, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2016
-African Futures Virtual Reality Workshop, South Africa 2015
-Grafikens Hus Artist Residency, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015
-Design Indaba Keynote Speaker, South Africa, 2015
-Berlinale Talents Short Script Station, Germany 2015
-Docubox Kenya Documentary film grant, 2014
-2nd Afrinolly Short Film Competition, February 2014 Voted 3rd place in the
documentary category
-Berlinale Talents Campus, Germany 2014
-Focus Features Africa First film grant, USA, 2013

-Durban Talents Campus, South Africa, 2013

My Resume
Nairobi Berries Awards and Nominations

​​-Immersive Encounters Grand Prix Award September 2017​

This Migrant Business Nominations

 

-Festival Le Temps Presse, Paris, Women’s Prize nomination, 2016
-Kalasha Film Awards, Kenya, Best Animation Production November 2015
-Up Magazine Disruptor of the Year Award, Kenya October 2015
-Kalasha Film Awards, Kenya, Best Animation Production November 2015
Festival Le Temps Presse, Paris, Women’s Prize nomination, 2016given by the Bellavite Pellegrini Foundation, Milan, Festival del Cinema
Africano, d'Asia e America Latina April 2016
-Special Mention given to African Short Films section, Milan, Festival del Cinema
Africano, d'Asia e America Latina April 2016

Yellow Fever Awards and Nominations

 

-Lilongwe Shorts, Malawi, May 2015 Won Award for Vision and Originality
-ArtCity Film Festival, Buea, Cameroon, October 2014 Won Best Experimental Film
-Black Star Film Festival, USA August 2014 Won Best Experimental Short Film
-AfriKamera Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland April 2014 Won Best Short Film
-This Is England Film Festival, Rouen, France November 2013 Won Best Animation
-Underexposed Film Festival, SC, USA November 2013 Won Best Student Film
-49th Chicago International Film Festival, USA October 2013 Won Silver Hugo for Best
Animated Short
-59th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany May 2013 Won Special
Mention in The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
-Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Lagos, Nigeria March 2013 Won Best Short Film
-7th Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya October/ November 2012
Won Best Animation
-Africa Movie Academy Awards, Bayelsa, Nigeria April 2013 Nominated for Best Short
Film Award
-Colours of the Nile Film Festival Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 2012 Nominated
for Best Short Film Award
-Encounters Short Film Festival Bristol, UK September 2012 Nominated in The
Nahemi Student Film Awards

Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate, or purchase any of my art and photography.

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