Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Khadar Ayderus Ahmed is a Somali-Finnish filmmaker based in Helsinki and Paris. Khadar has written and directed a few successful short films that have been screened at numerous international film festivals such as Locarno, Gothenburg, Brest, Guanajuato, and Tampere. His feature directorial debut The Gravedigger’s Wife premiered in Critics’ Week at Cannes film festival in 2021.

After Cannes, The Gravedigger’s Wife has been screened at many film festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, FESPACO, Carthage and Fameck Arab Film Festival. It has won numerous awards including the Amplify Voices Award at Toronto International Film Festival in 2021. It is the first official submission from Somalia for the Academy Awards.