The inaugural ‘Focus on Qatar’ showcase, presented by the Doha Film Institute, is set to start on Wednesday 30 September at the Museum of Islamic Art. The three-day event includes screenings and industry panels designed to put the spotlight on home-grown talent and celebrate the filmmakers who have made an impact on Qatar’s film culture over the past five years.
The showcase launches with a special screening of Qatar’s first feature-length film Clockwise (Qatar, 2010) by Khalifa Al-Muraikhi on 30th September. It also includes screenings as part of the ‘Next Generation Short Film Programme’ and ‘Innovation Films Showcase’. The short film programme scheduled on 1st October, comprises films from independent filmmakers that have emerged in Qatar over the last five years and the Innovation Films Showcase on 2nd October highlights the achievements of leading Qatari production company, Innovation Films.
The industry programme on October 1-2, brings together Qatari filmmakers and local industry professionals for two specially curated events; ‘Meet the Production Houses’ and a panel, ‘How to Distribute Your Film’.
All screenings and events are free. Please reserve a ticket for admission. Tickets can be reserved in person from the Museum of Islamic Art DFI Ticket Outlet on Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.dohafilminstitute.com. Viewers are advised to the Doha Film Institute Film Ratings Guide for film attendance policy and age regulations.
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