Fatemeh Ahmadi


Fateme Ahmadi is an Iranian-British writer and director who graduated from the London Film School. Her shorts received recognition at festivals worldwide, including BIFA-nominated BITTER SEA and LEILA’S BLUES, made through Tunisia Factory and screened in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Fateme is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and Edinburgh Talent Lab, a Film London Lodestar as well as a recipient of the John Brabourne Award. She was selected by Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films and Pillars Fund as one of their 2022 Pillars Artist Fellows.

Fateme is currently in development with the BFI Film Fund on her first feature, Daughter of Eden, which was selected for Torino Film Lab Next and EIFF Talent Lab Connects. She is mentored by Marjane Satrapi (BAFTA-nominated writer/director, Persepolis, Radioactive). In addition to her narrative work, Fateme also worked as the associate producer of Coup 53, directed by Taghi Amirani and edited by Walter Murch.

Films at the Festival