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Posted On: 21 August 2011 09:01 am
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DFI announces winners of film review contest

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DOHA: The Doha Film Institute (DFI) on Friday celebrating film appreciation and creativity, announced its first three film review winners, in an enchanting atmosphere at the Cultural Village - Katara. Noha Shaarani, Abdullah Al Kuwari and Salman Ahad Khan were the three young critics announced as the winners of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, film review competition, at the Doha-Giffoni Experience. “Its amazing, this is a great opportunity,” said Al Kuwari. Noha, another winner of the competition, sees this opportunity as a beginning for her aim to become a journalist. “I took this as an opportunity toward my ambition to become a journalist. For sure I will continue learning at the DFI,” she said. Noha, Al Kuwari and Ahad Khan were also announced as the second delegation of film jurors for the next Giffoni Film Festival and for the Doha Tribecca Film Festival. The announcement came on the sidelines of an exclusive screening of the latest episode of Freej, the popular cartoon series, on the big screen with an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and film lover the to share their thoughts with Mohammed Saeed Harib, the acclaimed animator. Mohammed shared his experience of making the three-dimensional, computer animated television series for children and adults about four old Emirati women living in a secluded neighbourhood in modern day Dubai. Speaking about possibilities of making a Freej film, Mohammad said, “We don’t have enough cinemas to cover the coast in the GCC, Doing an animation film for the television is cheaper than making it for the big screen.” So far, Freej is only available in Arabic, and it is likely to be dubbed into many other languages though the show has a heavy use of the Emirati dialect, which is integral to the show’s humour factor. Also the young film lovers at the Doha Giffoni had the opportunity of meeting the first DFI delegation of film jurors Al Dana, Hassan and Talal. These jurors travelled from Qatar to Italy to participate in the Giffoni Film Festival and they shared their exciting experiences and explained how others could be the next international juror going to Italy. The Peninsula --------------------------------------------------------------------------------