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Riffy Ahmed

Writer / Director

Riffy is a London based Film Director, writer and visual artist who has had her work 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, ICA, Tribeca Arts Centre, Nour Arts Festival and the Saatchi Gallery. She has trained as a visual artist from Central Saint Martins. 

Riffy looks to tell stories of ‘unlikely heroes’ we don’t always see on the big screen, particularly framed around women, BAME 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. Riffy graduated from NFTS (National Film and Television School) Directing Fiction this year (2018-20) with a full scholarship from Channel 4.

Credits

SHORTS
Date: 2020
Production (role):
AL SARAB (The Mirage)
Director and Story by
Company:
NFTS
Date: 2019
Production (role):
ROOM FOR TWO
Director
Company:
NFTS
Project details:
Premiered at BFI Flare Film Festival 2020
Date: 2019
Production (role):
YA'ABURNEE (You Bury Me)
Co-writer and Director
Company:
NFTS
Project details:
Co-written with Brid Arnstein
Date: 2017
Production (role):
AFLOAT
Writer/Director
Company:
Independent production
Project details:
Nominated for Best experimental short film, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

Official selection at Athens International Film and video festival 2018
Date: 2012
Production (role):
CLENCH
Writer/Director
Company:
Davey Inc
Project details:
Nominated for X-award for best female character, Underwire Film Festival 2012

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): AL SARAB (The Mirage)
    Director and Story by
    Company: NFTS
    Project details:
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): ROOM FOR TWO
    Director
    Company: NFTS
    Project details: Premiered at BFI Flare Film Festival 2020
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): YA'ABURNEE (You Bury Me)
    Co-writer and Director
    Company: NFTS
    Project details: Co-written with Brid Arnstein
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): AFLOAT
    Writer/Director
    Company: Independent production
    Project details: Nominated for Best experimental short film, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

    Official selection at Athens International Film and video festival 2018
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): CLENCH
    Writer/Director
    Company: Davey Inc
    Project details: Nominated for X-award for best female character, Underwire Film Festival 2012