The second annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) will host Doha Talks, a series of panel discussions, masterclass, sideview and industry events aimed at fostering greater collaboration and dialogue between local, regional and international delegates.
“Doha Talks offers a rare opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to interact with industry veterans, exchange ideas and form prospective partnerships,” said DFI Executive Director Amanda Palmer, adding it will be an opportunity to engage the local community and share concepts around storytelling. Palmer added: “Fresh from the set of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Matt Aitken will highlight new special effects techniques used in film production today. We are equally looking forward to the Emerging Actors, Emerging Stars Panel that will give two local actors a role in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s new epic film.”
Some of the panelists in Doha Talks include director Peter Webber, casting director Billy Hopkins, Origin Pictures’ David Thompson, producer Paula Wagner, CAA’s Micah Green, Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed, director Sameh Zoabi, director Ian Power, director Taika Waititi, filmmaker Mira Nair, cinematographer Sandi Sissel, screenwrtier Sabrina Dhawan, director Ziad Doueri, producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, producer Jane Rosenthal, actor/producer Robert De Niro, director Scandar Copti, composer Nitin Sawhney, visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, photographer Brigitte Lacombe and director Rachid Bouchareb.
Four interactive panel discussions will explore various facets of filmmaking in today’s world. The Do you Speak Comedy? Humour Crossing Borders panel will include creators and performers behind the comedies in this year’s DTFF film line-up. Uncharted Territory: The Future of Storytelling and Distribution will include insights from some of the top stakeholders.
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