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Posted On: 31 May 2022 04:25 pm
Updated On: 9 June 2022 04:39 pm

Supporting voices in Cinema Worldwide by Doha Film Institute

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Event Details:

Location: Application is online.
Date: 24 June 2022 - 4 July 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
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The goals of the Doha Film Institute Grants Programme are to identify new talent, seek out new cinematic voices and discover universally resonant stories.

The Institute’s approach is to champion projects that aim to explore, expand and cultivate authentic storytelling, with a keen interest in propelling forward the medium of cinema.

The Programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length films, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors. Financial support is also available for TV and web series helmed by MENA scriptwriters and directors, subject to eligibility criteria.

The TV fiction and creative documentary series development grant aim to assist independent screenwriters/producers from the MENA region in developing original serialized content intended for international audiovisual markets, while the web fiction and the creative documentary series grant will support independent directors/producers from the MENA region in financing the production of original serialized content for the web.


  • Every year, there are two grant submission cycles. The Spring cycle opens in January, and the following Fall cycle takes place in July.
  • Please submit via the online form, only accessible on this page while submissions are open. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please read the guideline PDF (above) for the documents required
  • During this period, you can apply by clicking on the “submit” icon at the bottom of their website.
  • Important: Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please read the Film Grants Guideline for the documents required.
  • If you are unsure which regional criteria apply to your application, please click on the links to country lists below, or contact them at [email protected]

    Click here for the list of MENA countries.
    Click here for the list of Non-MENA countries.
  • For General Film Grants Guidelines and Submission Materials for International Applicants please click on this link for PDF download.
  • For General TV and Web Series Grants Guidelines for MENA Applicants, please click on this link for PDF download.

To know more about this event, visit the Doha Film Institute website!

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