Box Office Now Open for Second Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Tickets Available for Purchase at Villaggio Cinemas and City Center Cinemas
October 13, 2010 (Doha-Qatar): The box office for the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) second annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) opens today, October 13, with two public locations for film enthusiasts to buy tickets to over 100 screenings. The Festival will run October 26 to 30 at its new hub, Katara, the Cultural Village, located on the eastern coast of Doha.
The second edition of the Festival presents 45 culturally diverse films from 36 countries and will showcase a selection of films from both emerging and established directors with genres including comedies, family-oriented films, epics, political biopics, thrillers and documentaries.
As DFI’s annual celebration of all things film, DTFF is a community-minded, five-day event that showcases the best of Arab and international films, and has a full program of festival activities to engage the community, industry and filmmakers. Events include panel discussions, informal VIP events, audience-interactive Q & A’s, a Family Day with live entertainment, and a multimedia exhibit dedicated to cinema figures, soon to be unveiled at DTFF’s new hub, Katara. Other screenings and events will take place at the Villaggio Cinemas, City Center Cinemas and the Four Seasons Beach Theatre. For an online film festival experience, screening schedules, and other Festival related information, please visit: www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival
Public box offices are located at the City Center Cinemas, Villaggio Cinemas. All Box Offices are open from October 13 to 30. Beginning on October 24, a box office will also be available at Katara. For more information about box office hours, locations and ticket prices, please visit: http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/pricesandpackages
Tickets are priced at QAR 30 for regular screenings and QAR 45 for Premium Screenings at the Katara Opera House. Students can avail a special discounted price of QAR 20 and QAR 30 respectively on presentation of a valid ID. Film enthusiasts can also obtain the I Am Film Pass for a special price of QAR 270 for general public and a discounted student price of QAR 180. The I Am Film Pass entitles you to request up to three tickets a day to any regular public screening and gives you discounts for all applicable screenings when you present your Pass at DTFF box office outlets.
All of DTFF’s events and screenings will be in Arabic and English to add to the convenience of local and international guests. Everyone is invited to Katara throughout the festival to watch red carpet arrivals, to experience the Festival atmosphere and to view free public screenings at the Katara Open Air Theatre.
DFI’s Executive Director Amanda Palmer said: “The Doha Tribeca Film Festival prides itself in being a family and community event designed to engage, educate and entertain. The 2010 Festival will showcase an eclectic selection of family themed films that highlight the importance of comedy and familial bonding in a rich cultural setting. With a diverse offering of films and film related activities, we encourage film enthusiasts to come and share the Festival experience and discover gems from across the globe.”
About Doha Tribeca Film Festival
As the Doha Film Institute's (DFI) annual celebration of all things film, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is a community-minded five-day event that showcases the best of Arab and international films. The Festival extended in 2010 to also reflect DFI´s film financing and year-round educational arms with industry programs and filmmaker events designed to fulfill DFI´s mission of empowering storytellers and building a long term film industry in Qatar. The festival employs over 200 staff members from over 30 countries. The 2010 programming team led by Amanda Palmer expanded this year to include Arab programmers, Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Scandar Copti, Lebanese programmers Hania Mroue and Chadi Zeneddine, who worked alongside Tribeca Enterprises’ Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, David Kwok and Genna Terranova and a range of international consultants. Launched in 2009, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival reflects a successful cultural partnership between DFI and Tribeca Enterprises. The Festival provides an annual platform that celebrates DFI’s year-round programs and the wonders of film appreciation and entertainment from every corner of the globe.
DTFF 2010 is proud to be supported by our official airline partner Qatar Airways, and our hospitality partners, Four Seasons Hotel, W Hotel and Grand Hyatt.
Our website www.dohafilminstitute.com is a multimedia portal that features streaming video, online education, specialized film programmes, filmmaker interviews, festival reports, photo galleries, financing information, useful links and a regularly updated blog filled with the latest news about the Institute and its programmes.