Funkẹ is a multinternational award-winning Filmmaker & Photographer from the UK. Although not from a traditional film background, her passion for visual storytelling transcends mediums, and focuses on stories that challenge and inspire. Her short films have screened at festivals globally, including at BAFTA and Oscar-Qualifying festivals.
Funkẹ's first narrative short film, 'Hatima', was funded by Bumble’s inaugural Female Film Force competition. She is the first and only UK winner of theInternational Emmys' JCSI Young Creatives Award for her poetry film, 'P.E.A.C.E. — a Spoken Word'. 'Stepping Stones' won the Sumbissions Director Choice Award at the 2021 FilmOneFest. Funkẹ wrote and directed her magical-realism short film, 'Everything's Fine', which premiered on BBC4's Antholgy programme “Screengrabbed Too…”, and is currently available on BBC online platforms.
Funkẹ has participated in a number of talent schemes including FLEX (Screen Yorkshire/SIGN), Director Training Scheme (BFI Film Hub North/NFTS Leeds), Momentum (We Are Parable/Channel4), Kyoto Filmmakers Lab, New Creatives (BBC Arts/Arts Council England),Other Cinemas Film Collective, and most recently Edinburgh TV Festival's 'The Network' 2023.
She has been invited for membership at BAFTAConnect, DirectorsUK and WFTV.