We are delighted to welcome writer & director Fateme Ahmadi to the 2020 jury, Fateme will be selecting the Best International Short winner!
Her short film Bitter Sea (2017) was commissioned by Film London and was nominated for a BIFA 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). Her latest short film Leila’s Blues (2018) was a short fiction set in Tunisia as a part of Tunisia Factory and had its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes in 2018.
Fateme has just finished working as the associate producer on Coup 53 (2019) a documentary directed by Taghi Amirani and edited by legendry Walter Murch. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival followed by a Grierson Award nomination at the LFF and a BIFA nomination for the Best Documentary Award 2019.
Fateme was been selected as one of 2019 Lodestars of the British Short Film Industry from over 700 candidates and has been on the jury panel of Tehran International Film Festival, Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, Beeston Film Festival and on the selection committee of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival and The Globe International Silent Film Festival.
Fateme is currently developing her first feature. She is represented by Kelly Knatchbull at Sayle Screen.