Doha Film Institute announces co-financing partnership of ‘Loving Vincent’, the world’s first fully painted feature film

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Strengthening its ongoing commitment to international film production, the Doha Film Institute today announced its latest co-financing partnership on the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent, a cinematic ode to the remarkable life of legendary artist Vincent van Gogh.

Commenting on the partnership, Chairperson of Doha Film Institute and Qatar Museums, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, said: “Film is a very important means of creative and cultural expression. Its narrative and visual aspects make it a unique form of art that plays a crucial role in societies around the world. Films inspire and bring people together. They are much more than just a cultural phenomenon.

“We are especially delighted to support Loving Vincent, a film that is truly unique in terms of genre, content, approach and craft. It brings to life the profound and inspiring story of one of the world’s most accomplished fine artists Vincent van Gogh, celebrating his life and works. At the Doha Film Institute, we actively explore opportunities to partner with such ambitious ventures that push the boundaries of film making. Combining art and cinema like no other film, Loving Vincent will serve as an inspiration for emerging and established filmmakers and artists alike.”

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Loving Vincent will have its world premiere at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, competing in the Festival’s Official Selection for feature films. The Doha Film Institute has been a long-term partner on the project since the early stages of production.