Fateme Ahmadi is a writer-director based between London and Tehran. Her graduation film from the London Film School, One Thousand and One Teardrops, was a Terry Gilliamesque animated documentary which was shortlisted in more than 50 festivals all around the world with several nominations and awards.
Fateme is the writer and the co-director of Chandra, as a part of Colour of Asia - Masters and Newcomers, supervised by Naomi Kawase, produced by Youku (Chinese YouTube) and the Asian Film Academy (AFA), premiered at the International Busan Film Festival. It screened at the Palm Springs Short Fest, Sao Paulo, Cork, Molodist, Flickers’ Rhode Island, London Short Film Festival and Locarno. Fateme is an alumna of Berlinale Talents 2017 and her short film Bitter Sea is a fiction commissioned by Film London, BFI NETWORK and Creative Skillset. Bitter Sea has just been nominated for a BIFA for the Best British Short film by The British Independent Film Awards. It has also received four nominations for the Best Short Film, Best Script, Best Director and Best Film Editing Award at the festival of Iran’s Film Academy (Khaneh Cinema).
Fateme just finished Leila’s Blues, a short fiction set in Tunisia as a part of Tunisia Factory which was premiered in Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes in May 2018. Fateme is currently writing her first feature script titled You, Me and Leyli as well as working as the associate producer on a feature documentary titled Coup 53 directed by Taghi Amirani, edited by legendary Walter Murch. Fateme is represented by Kelly Knatchbull at Sayle Screen in London.
Filmmaking - MA - London Film School
Jan 2010 - Dec 2013
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