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Ng'endo Mukii

Video Editor, Director, Animator, Screenwriter, Art Director, Education



Ng'endo Mukii is an award-winning film director, most well known for ‘Yellow Fever,’ her documentary-animation exploring Western influences on African women's ideals of beauty.
Her work focuses on the use of the moving image to unravel truths we prefer not to name. At the prestigious Design Indaba conference she presented her talk, ‘Film Taxidermy and Re-Animation,’ proposing the use of animation as a means of re-humanising the ‘indigenous’ image; a people whose ‘real’ image is burdened with stereotypes and prejudices of being the ‘Other.’
Ng’endo is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Film Animation and Video, and holds a Master of Arts in Animation from the Royal College of Art. She is an alumni of the beautiful Berlinale Talents, the distinguished Urucu Media REALNESS Screenwriter’s Residency, and the incredible Goethe Institute Bahia Vila Sul artists’ residency.
Her films have won numerous awards, including Silver Hugo for the Best Animated Short at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Animation at Kenya's Kalasha Awards, and the Encounters Immersive Grand Prix. The latter was for her first 360/Virtual Reality film, Nairobi Berries.
Ng’endo is an avid muser, occasional printmaker and part time lecturer. She is a writer on multiple upcoming Netflix series, and works in Nairobi as an independent filmmaker.


-Animator of The Year, Women in Film Awards, 2020
-Best Animated Film, Coast Film Festival 2019
-Immersive Encounters Grand Prix Award September 2017​
-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
-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