CEO of DFI leaving his position after less than two years.

Abdulaziz Al-Khater is leaving his position as CEO of the Doha Film Institute, the Qatari government-backed cultural organization, after less than two years.

Doha Film Institute’s Producers Lab from Nov. 12 to 18 to strengthen skills of MENA-based producers

DFI Producers Lab wants to bring together intimate groups of serious and like-minded producers.

Producers Lab

12 November / 9:00 am

Doha Film Institute invites volunteers for 5th Ajyal Youth Film Festival

As the countdown to the fifth edition of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival begins, the Doha Film Institute is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to get involved and contribute to the smooth running of the annual celebration of film that will welcome thousands of Doha cinema lovers along with regional and international film industry guests.


Doha Film Institute Opens Submissions for 2017 Ajyal Jury Programme

The Doha Film Institute has opened invitations from 8 to 21-year-olds based in Qatar and around the region, to be an Ajyal Juror and gain fascinating insights into the world of cinema and its power to shape minds.

DFI Cinema celebrated Thematic Series 2nd Edition ‘A Symphony of Films’

Special concert highlighted music from Britain and Qatar, featuring compositions of Dr. Deborah Mollison as well as Qatari composers Dana Al-Fardan, Nasser Nasseb and Wael Binali


DFI announces 2017 Qatari Film Fund spring grants

Selected projects present the diversity of storytelling approaches by talented young Qatari directors

Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (Azur et Asmar)

Katara Building 16, Doha
23 September / 3:00 pm


Katara Building 16, Doha
21 September / 10:00 pm

12 films supported by DFI to be screened at Toronto Film Festival

Twelve films supported by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) will be screened at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be held from September 7 to 17!