LFS Alumna Fateme Ahmadi's 'Bitter Sea' commissioned by London Calling

Many congratulations to graduate Fateme Ahmadi, cast and crew on ‘Bitter Sea’, a commissioned short as part of the London Calling Scheme.

‘Bitter Sea’ is a short film by writer-director Fateme Ahmadi (Berlinale Talent 2017) and produced by Emma Parsons (Touching The Void, Captive), starring ADA Condeescu (‘If I Want to Whistle’, ‘I Whistle’, ‘Loverboy’).

The short was selected by Film London as part of their competitive London Calling Scheme out of more than 100 projects. ‘Bitter Sea’ was commissioned by Film London and awarded production funding in association with the BFI NetWork and Creative Skillset.

The film received nominations for Best Short Film, Best Script, Best Directing, Best Film Editing at the Iran Film Academy’s Independent Film Festival in Tehran. The film has also been officially selected for the BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Film Festival (@ASFFestival), was accepted at one of the oldest and largest film festivals in South Africa, the 39th Durban International Film Festival (@DiFFest), screened in Working It Out at Short Sighted Cinema (@ShortSightedLDN), at Rio Cinema as part of London Feminist Film Festival’s Staying Together: Women Against Domestic Violence, at Tokyo’s ShortShortsFilmFest (@ssff_en), and East End Film Festival, amongst many others.

We wish her and the crew all the very best.

About Bitter Sea (2017)

Writer-Director: Fateme Ahmadi, represented by @SayleScreen

Producer: Emma Parsons

Runtime: 15 mins


To keep her job and home in London, an immigrant single mother has to hide her five-year-old daughter from her boss and landlord.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/246441204

Twitter: @BitterSeaMovie

Official Selections

London Short Film Festival - London January 2018
UOW Film Festival - London March 2018
East End Film Festival - London April 2018
Swindon Independent Film Fest - April 2018
British Urban Film Festival - London June 2018
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Tokyo 2018
Short Sighted Cinema - The Shortest Night - London June 2018 
Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), Durban, July 2018

25th Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2018