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DFI: Producers Lab - Online 2022

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Producers Lab

Event Details:

Location: Anyone from Qatar or the MENA region.
Date: 24 October 2022 - 29 October 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Lab Fee - 1,500QR
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An opportunity for local and MENA-based producers to develop their skills further with experts in the field, in a small and intimate group of up to a maximum of 8-10 projects. Further, they hope to strengthen co-productions in the MENA region, open networking opportunities, and improve the overall quality of projects developed in the region.

This intensive seven-day program takes place online and focuses on the creative, artistic, and strategic aspects of producing feature-length documentary and fiction films. Through intensive training exercises, group tutorials, tailor-made one-on-one meetings, and master classes led by noted industry experts, participants will gain deeper insight into various elements of film production and come to truly understand the role of a producer.

8 to 10 Qatar and MENA-based producers with a project in development will be selected.

Dates: 24 to 29 October 2022
Arabic And English
Intermediate to Advanced (Feature length film projects)

Lab Fee: QR 1,500

  • Qatar Museums Culture Pass members will receive a 10% discount on this lab’s fee. To avail of the discount, simply include a copy of your Culture Pass when applying.

Submission Requirements

Please send the following in Word or PDF format to [email protected]

  • Short synopsis of the project in development (maximum one page).
  • Treatment of the film.
  • Résumé and short biography of the producer, as well as same for director and screenwriter, if available.
  • Script (if available).
  • Detailed information about what is required for the project’s development.
  • A letter outlining why you want to participate in this workshop.
  • Any of the following, if available/applicable.
    • Provisional budget and financing plan (in USD).
    • Technical specifications, including filming locations.
    • Current state of the project (please note any secured professionals, possible co-producers, attached talent, or other potential partners).
    • Director’s statement, covering project virtues (one-page maximum).
    • Stills, concept art, mood boards, etc.
    • Links to teasers, trailers, demo reels, or samples of previous work of both the director and the producer.

Note: The deadline for application is on October 04, 2022.

For more information, visit Doha Film Institute's website.

Source and image credit: DFI