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Fateme Ahmadi⠀is a writer-director based between London and Tehran. Her graduation film from the London Film School, One Thousand and One Teardrops (2014), 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 (2015), as a part of Colour of Asia - Masters and Newcomers, supervised by Naomi Kawase, produced by 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 Open Doors.
Fateme is an alumna of Berlinale Talents 2017 and her short film Bitter Sea (2017) is a fiction commissioned by Film London. Bitter Sea has 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 Awards at the festival of Iran’s Film Academy (Khaneh Cinema).
Fateme’s latest short film Leila’s Blues (2018) was set in Tunisia as a part of Tunisia Factory and premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival in 2018. She has been selected as one of the Lodestars of the British Short Film Industry from over 700 candidates and was also selected to participate at the Edinburgh Talent Lab 2019. She has been one of the associate producers of feature documentary _Coup 53 _directed by Taghi Amirani and edited by legendary Walter Murch. Fateme is currently developing her first feature projects.
She is represented by Kelly Knatchbull at Sayle Screen in London.