Kiosa Sukami is an award-winning British-Congolese Writer & Director. An alumni of the Bournemouth Film School, he is known for his cinematic realism approach to film-making and has had works screened at domestic & international festivals.
Kiosa recalls the first time he started watching films at a tender age of 7, when he and his family travelled to the UK to seek asylum from the Second Congo War. To teach him English, his mother would buy him bulk discounted VHS tapes from local car boot sales and he would sit in front of the screen for hours reciting the dialogue from the movies he loved.
Kiosa's 2016 graduation film "LONGFIELD DRIVE" was screened in competition at the London Short Film Festival, Plymouth Film Festival and the Festival du Cinéma Européen in Lille, France. It went on to premiere online via the UK's leading platform for urban entertainment, GRM Daily, in 2017 and was hosted on one of the fastest-growing independent youth platforms for film in the UK, Million Youth Media, where it achieved over 35,000 views.
After a 4 year hiatus to focus on his entrepreneurial endeavors, his follow-up short film "YOLK" screened in competition at BAFTA accredited British Urban Film Festival and Bolton Film Festival, subsequently attracting representation by ex-Casarotto Ramsay agent, James Dawson, who led the creation of a new Writer/Director department at Revolution Talent.
Kiosa is now working as a filmmaker for hire. His next short film, "A LETTER TO BLACK MEN", is already creating a buzz, having won Best UK Short at the BIFA qualifying Manchester Film Festival in March 2022 and is nominated for the Best UK Short jury prize award for the Academy Award, BAFTA & BIFA qualifying 30th Raindance Film Festival.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2022 - Winner: Manchester Film Festival - Best UK Short
2022 - Nominee: Raindance Film Festival - Best UK Short
2022 - Official Selection: Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022 - Official Selection: Bolton International Film Festival
2022 - Official Selection: British Urban Film Festival - Best UK Short
2022 - Official Selection: Directors Notes - Short Film Feature
2022 - Official Selection: Cannes Indie Shorts Awards - Best Short
2021 - Official Selection: British Urban Film Festival - Best Short Film
2020 - Official Selection: Bolton Film Festival - Best UK Short
2017 - Official Selection: London Short Film Festival - Best British Short
2017 - Official Selection: Plymouth Film Festival - Best UK Short
2017 - Official Selection: Festival du Cinéma Européen