Movies & Books2019-07-06T23:14:27+00:00

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Doha Film Institute Shines the Spotlight on Qatari and Arab Talent at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival

Grant recipients “Abou Leila” and “The Unknown Saint” selected to screen in key section of the Festival.  Three grant recipients and past Qumra projects to benefit from additional guidance and support from the festival’s CineLink Industry Days programme. Special showcase of six short films from Qatar to be screened during [...]

August 20th, 2019|

Doha Film Institute partners with Globally Renowned VIA University College Denmark to offer world-class animation training

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced a new and innovative partnership with VIA University College Denmark’s premier animation school – The Animation Workshop (TAW) – to offer world-class education and training to nurture the next generation of animation professionals in Qatar. Through the partnership, DFI hopes to promote, strengthen, [...]

August 18th, 2019|

The Future of Cinema

Walt Disney Co’s photo-realistic version of The Lion King is expected to continue to dominate the multiplex after collecting about $729 million in global receipts in its first week. But the technologically innovative film’s impact could go well beyond the box office. The Lion King’s unusual production techniques, including its [...]

August 4th, 2019|

Three Films Supported by Doha Film Institute Selected for the 72nd Locarno Film Festival

DFI announces latest co-financing partnership on Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “To the Ends of the Earth” Grant recipients “South Terminal” by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche and “143 Sahara Street” by Hassen Ferhani will also screen at the festival Three films supported by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) have been selected to key sections [...]

August 1st, 2019|

NOVO Cinemas Opens a New Multiplex at Tawar Mall

DOHA, Qatar – Tawar Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Qatar, celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of NOVO Cinemas yesterday evening in the presence of Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of Qatar Development Bank and Chairman of Novo Cinemas and Mr. Jassim bin Jabr Sultan Tawar Al-Kuwari, [...]

July 23rd, 2019|