Ahmed Adam

Ahmed Adam is an independent filmmaker and photographer living and working in Central Australia. He is also the founding editor of local art and writing online journal the territory in between. Born in Sudan and trained at the Asian Academy of Film and Television in Delhi, Adam has worked across editing, lighting and directing on film and television projects for the ABC and Aboriginal media organisations in the APY Lands and Pilbara as well as projects in Sudan, India and the United Arab Emirates. Focused on documentary and short fiction films Adam considers his work influenced by great directors such as Rolf de Heer, Abbas Kiarostami, Andrei Tarkovsky. Adam is currently working on a documentary about the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in remote Aboriginal communities in the APY Lands and was recent participant in a 2016 Screen Territory and Screen Austalia REALISTOR intensive development program. He has a series of short documentaries on five artists (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) from Central Australia in development stages.

Awards and career highlights:

  • •Disability Services Awards, Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness Award: Lisa’s story (Short Documentary) 2014
  • Lens Flair Special Award for Experimental Filmmaking: Static 2012
  • Asian Film Academy - Achievement in Cinematography - 2010
  • The main actor, and co-director on a series of short films supervised by the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami: Studio, Waiting 2011