Riffy Ahmed

Riffy Ahmed

FIlm Director + Writer + Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Riffy Ahmed

Riffy Ahmed

FIlm Director + Writer + Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Riffy is an award-winning Film Director, Writer, and Visual Artist based in London. Her work has been screened and exhibited in both the art and film world, with The Times, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, BFI Flare, Tribeca Arts Centre, Nour Arts Festival and the Saatchi Gallery. She trained as a visual artist at Central Saint Martins, and recently graduated with a masters in Directing fiction at NFTS (National Film and Television School) with a full scholarship from Channel 4. Riffy loves to tell stories about ‘unlikely heroes’ we don’t always see on the big screen at turning points in their lives, particularly framed around women and diaspora identities. Her work cross blends between genres through visceral forms of storytelling. She was the 2016/2017 H.Club Foundation's Emerging Creative for Film and Television, featured as one of Channel 4’s Spotlight on Directors in 2018. She is currently a WFTV all nations England 2022 mentee, Artist filmmaker finalist: Class of 2022 Finanlist for Circa X Dazed and on the Cowboy Films/Netflix TOP BOY director mentoring scheme, shadowing Myriam Raja and directing second unit. instagram: https://instagram.com/riffypowerz/ twitter: @riffypowerzz
Projects
  • Honoured to be selected as 1 of 30 artists for ➶ @circa.art x @dazed #Classof2022 ➶⁠ Please vote for me!
    Honoured to be selected as 1 of 30 artists for ➶ @circa.art x @dazed #Classof2022 ➶⁠ Please vote for me!My art film AFLOAT screened on @piccadillylights, London, Berlin, Seoul and Melbourne last week: 1st september 2022 I'm truly grateful and honoured to @circa.art x @dazed for selecting me as an artist in #classof2022 and being the first to kick off a month of incredible films showcasing at 20:22 everyday this month. Thank you to the amazing team that supported me in making this film! It was an incredible experience to watch this in such a massive public space! Never seen my name so big! Bei
  • 'Medea'
    'Medea'A reinterpretation based on Euripides original play: Medea: After escaping from her homeland and now abandoned by the man she loves, Medea must find strength from within to fight against growing injustice - how far is she willing to go?
  • AL SARAB (السراب)
    AL SARAB (السراب)SHORT FILM - NFTS - 2020 ‘Three estranged siblings, arrive in the desert to attend their father’s funeral.’ Director: Riffy Ahmed Story by: Riffy Ahmed + Shyam Popat Writer: Shyam Popat Producer: Sid Elbadawi DOP: Rachel Liew Prod Designer: Ann Kutzer Editor: Margred Pryce Composer: Sarah Boughton Sound Designer: Tatianna Sanches
  • ROOM FOR TWO - SHORT FILM
    ROOM FOR TWO - SHORT FILMSHORT FILM - NFTS - 2019 ‘When Helena suspects her photographer partner Paris of having an affair, she sets off on a voyage of discovery that sees three women come together in a cat and mouse game of secrets, lies and deception.’ Official Selection - BFI FLARE 2020 Director: Riffy Ahmed Writer: Ralph Mathers Producer: Said Englund DOP: Nathalie Pitters Editor: Margred Pryce Composer: Adam Speck Sound Designer: Yin Lee
  • YA'ABURNEE  (يقبرني - YOU BURY ME) SHORT FILM
    YA'ABURNEE (يقبرني - YOU BURY ME) SHORT FILMSHORT FILM - NFTS - 2019 16mm Film (Kodak) ’A mother's perception of reality is altered forever when her son decides to leave the family home.’ Director: Riffy Ahmed Co-Writers: Riffy Ahmed & Bríd Arnstein Producer: Leah Bethany Jones DOP: Pep Bosuch Calvo Prod Designer: Peter Courtauld Editor: Ona Bartrolí Composer: Darryl O’Donovan Sound Designer: Chris Thijssen
  • ADAM
    ADAMSHORT FILM - NFTS - 2018 16mm Film (Kodak) ‘An experimental film presenting a moving portrait of ‘Adam’ who is transitioning gender. He visits his family for Passover fearing it could be the last.’ Director/Producer: Riffy Ahmed Writer: Vanessa Rose Cinematography: Adam Singodia Editor: Ed Coltman Composer: Cora Miron Sound Designer: Tatianna Sanches
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Work history
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    Artist & CuratorIndependent
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Presented a multi-disciplinary art show called Ara-b-less? at the Saatchi Gallery part of the Nour Arts Festival in 2015. This project is a collaboration that explores the states of minds of a Diaspora Arab identity.
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    Freelance Videographer and editorThe Smalls
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Worked in a team of 12 people generating over 80 videos, evergreen content, and Facebook lives for social media strands of the The Sun and The Times and The Sunday Times Newspaper.
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Skills
  • Film
  • Art Photography
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Fine Art
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Documentaries
  • Featured Films
  • Short Films
  • Final cut Pro/premiere
Education
    National Film and Television School logo
    National Film and Television School logo
    Master of Arts in Directing for Film and TelevisionNational Film and Television School
     - Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
    With a full scholarship from Channel 4 I attended NFTS: Directing Fiction
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    BA(Hons) Fine New MediaCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
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Awards
    Women in Film and Television (UK) logo
    Women in Film and Television (UK) logo
    WFTV All Nations 2022Women in Film and Television (UK)
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    CIRCA logo
    Circa.art x Dazed Class of 2022CIRCA
    Honoured to be selected as 1 of 30 artists for ➶ @circa.art x @dazed #Classof2022 ➶⁠ PLEASE VOTE FOR ME: https://circa.art/class_2022_finalist/riffy-ahmed/
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