DFI's talent incubator event Qumra 2022 kicks off

DFI's talent incubator event Qumra 2022 kicks off

Qumra 2022, the annual talent incubator event by the Doha Film Institute, went live online on Friday with over 150 film industry professionals from across the world joining in to nurture 45 film projects by emerging filmmakers in the Arab world and beyond.

Qumra 2022 to accelerate 45 film projects from 27 countries

Qumra 2022 to accelerate 45 film projects from 27 countries

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced a slate of 45 projects from 27 countries in various stages of production that will gain significant support through its annual industry incubator event, Qumra, to be held online from March 18 to 23, 2022.

DFI presents 'Horror Series' this weekend

DFI presents 'Horror Series' this weekend

Doha Film Institute (DFI) is presenting the 'Horror Series' featuring three horror classis, this weekend at the drive-in cinema in Lusail.

The bold voice of Qatar’s filmmakers amplified at Ajyal Film Festival 2021

The bold voice of Qatar’s filmmakers amplified at Ajyal Film Festival 2021

'Made in Qatar', the popular showcase of film talent from Qatar opened on Tuesday night in the presence of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Chairperson of Doha Film Institute (DFI), and other distinguished guests, including this year’s jury members Sheila Vand, Ahmed al-Baker..

Ajyal screens 'Captains of Zaatari', a 'powerful call to create meaningful opportunities for refugees'

Ajyal screens 'Captains of Zaatari', a 'powerful call to create meaningful opportunities for refugees'

'Captains of Zaatari' (Egypt/2021), which marks its Middle East premiere at the ninth Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), is a film that "moves you with its raw energy and multi-layered subtexts", the festival organisers have stressed

Film culture on the upswing in Qatar

Film culture on the upswing in Qatar

Steady progress is being made in promoting a movie culture in the country with the participation of more and more people into film making and its related activities, noted a young Qatar filmmaker highlighting that 48% of grants by Doha Film Institute (DFI) is allotted to lady filmmakers.

'Made in Qatar' showcase at Ajyal Tuesday

'Made in Qatar' showcase at Ajyal Tuesday

Home grown talent will be showcased today in the ‘Made in Qatar’ programme alongside the year’s most celebrated international films at the ninth Ajyal Film Festival presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).

9th Ajyal Film Festival opens

9th Ajyal Film Festival opens

The ninth edition of Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), marked an action-packed opening Sunday with distinguished guests walking the red carpet at Katara - The Cultural Village to welcome the community for a week-long calendar of cinematic, music, art

Ajyal Drive-In Cinema back with family-friendly hits and midnight horror screenings

Ajyal Drive-In Cinema back with family-friendly hits and midnight horror screenings

Six all-time favourites will be screened in an eclectic mix of family-friendly superhits and midnight horror classics as part of the ninth Ajyal Film Festival's Drive-In Cinema screenings, Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced.

Ajyal Film Festival to inspire cinema enthusiasts with hybrid edition in November

Ajyal Film Festival to inspire cinema enthusiasts with hybrid edition in November

After the success of the Ajyal Film Festival’s hybrid edition last year, the ninth edition of the annual event by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) will be held from November 7 to 19.

Qumra 2021 virtual edition goes live to expand support for promising film talent

Qumra 2021 virtual edition goes live to expand support for promising film talent

Qumra, the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) annual talent incubator for Arab cinema, has taken its largest virtual edition live with more than 150 industry experts from 41 countries converging to mentor 48 cinematic projects directed by first and second-time filmmakers.

Doha Film Institute’s Drive-In Cinema at Lusail extends screenings throughout winter

Doha Film Institute’s Drive-In Cinema at Lusail extends screenings throughout winter

Following an overwhelmingly positive public response, the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) first-ever Drive-In Cinema experience in Lusail, presented in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), will extend its public screenings into the month of April 2021.