- Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival - Narrative Feature (Nomination)
- La Biennale di Venezia - Award of the City of Venice
- Dubai International Film Festival - Muhr AsiaAfrica Award (Nomination)
Born in Nairobi, Wanuri is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Her films screened in numerous film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films. Rafiki is her second feature film. She is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that supports, creates and commissions fun, fierce and frivolous African art.