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Posted On: 16 May 2013 01:08 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Elia Suleiman is DFI advisor.

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Acclaimed director, actor and writer Elia Suleiman has been appointed to the post of artistic adviser by The Doha Film Institute (DFI). “Elia’s bedrock credentials as a greatly admired director are invaluable to DFI in its mission to develop and support emerging filmmakers all over the world,” said DFI CEO Abdulaziz Al Khater. “We know from his films that, along with his filmmaking precision, Elia has a playfulness about him, a keen sense of the absurd. I think his particular worldview and his unbounded passion for exciting new ideas will provide real inspiration. We will take his infectious energy out into the world as we seek out the best new filmmaking voices and nurture the work of the artists we have already engaged with.” A renowned icon of contemporary cinema, Suleiman has received numerous international accolades for his films including The Time that Remains (2009), which was selected for the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Black Pearl Award for Best Middle Eastern Narrative Film at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Film Festival; Divine Intervention (2002), which won the Jury Prize and the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at Cannes and the Best Foreign Film Prize at the European Awards in Rome. Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996) won the Best First Film Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Source : Qatar Chronicle