Fateme Ahmadi


Fateme Ahmadi is a writer-director based between London and Tehran. Her graduation film from the London Film School in 2014 was a Terry Gilliamesque animated documentary titled One Thousand and One Teardrops. It was shortlisted in more than 50 festivals all around the world with several nominations and awards.

Fateme is the writer and co-director of Chandra (2015), a Colour of AsiaMasters & Newcomers project, supervised by Naomi Kawase, produced by Youku (Chinese YouTube) and the Asian Film Academy. It was premiered at the International Busan Film Festival and screened at 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 third short film Bitter Sea (2017) was a fiction commissioned by Film London, BFI NETWORK and Creative Skillset. Bitter Sea was a BIFA nominee for the Best British Short Film by The British Independent Film Awards. It also received four nominations for the Best Short Film, Best Script, Best Director and Best Film Editing Awards at the festival of Iran’s Film Academy (Khaneh Cinema).

Fateme finished Leila’s Blues, a short fiction set in Tunisia as a part of Tunisia Factory, in 2018. The film was premiered in the 50th anniversary edition of Directors‘ Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival. Fateme is currently developing her feature projects 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.