t will be the individual’s go-to for information about the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), which will be launched here from October 29 to November 1.
The DTFF team officially launched yesterday its website, the http://www.DohaTribecaFilm.com, which will contain information about the festival’s opening night, screening times, even where and how to buy tickets, among others.
The team said putting up the website was a must as people interested about the upcoming festival have been clamoring for more information. The site was designed by dubz.tv in London.
“The traction we’ve already gotten though Facebook, Ikbis and our other social networking tools shows a real hunger out there for our content,” said Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, web content producer.
One area of the site, “Doha365,” offers mini-episodes about the history, traditions and life in Qatar. “Video” offers a showcase for our workshop participants. “Doha/NY Blog” will feature contributions from staff working on the project on both continents. Visitors will be able to create a personalized profile to connect with other film enthusiasts, watch behind-the-scenes footage as the Festival programme is put together, and engage with the regional and international film community.
Other special features on DohaTribecaFilm.com include a Flickr photo gallery of film enthusiasts’ photos documenting the build-up to the Festival; a Doha/NY blog linking DTFF to the Tribeca community; and hours of film-centric programming from Doha-based “Fabulous Picture Show.”
In addition, the DohaTribecaFilm.com is the first port of call to learn about the 30+ films being screened at DTFF, as well as the filmmakers behind these regional and global stories. One-on-one interviews, dynamic video content, and opportunities for the community to get involved in competitions, workshops, and other special events are among the highlights of the official website.
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