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 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, supervised by Naomi Kawase, produced by Youku (Chinese Biggest Video Sharing Website) and the Asian Film Academy (AFA), premiered at International Busan Film Festival. It has since screened in 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 latest short film Bitter Sea is a fiction commissioned by Film London, London Calling Plus, premiered at the London Short Film Festival and Oscar-qualifying Short Shorts, in Japan. Fateme just finished Leila’s Blues, a short 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 as well as working as the associate producer on a feature documentary titled Coup 53 directed by Taghi Amirani and edited by legendary Walter Murch.