07 September 2016
#DariQatar, the path-breaking initiative that presents the opportunity for the Qatari public to narrate their stories with short videos of life in the country, has received overwhelming response,...
05 September 2016
Continuing the international recognition gained by films supported by the Doha Film Institute, eight films have been selected to screen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be...
10 August 2016
A diverse slate of 14 films supported by the Doha Film Institute will be screened at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival to be held from August 12 to 20, 2016, underlining the strong relations shared by...
27 July 2016
The Doha Film Institute has announced the grantees of its Qatari Film Fund as part of the Spring 2016 cycle. Four short films by Qatari directors have been selected for this grant cycle, which will...
07 June 2016
The Doha Film Institute today announced that the fourth edition of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival will be held from November 30 to December 5, 2016. ‘Ajyal’, Arabic for ‘generations’, brings people of...
24 May 2016
Four films supported by the Doha Film Institute have won top honours in key sections of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, including the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards for The Salesman, co-...
15 May 2016
The Doha Film Institute today announced the recipients of the Spring 2016 session of its Grants programme. Two of these new grantees, along with four recipients of funding from previous sessions,...
09 May 2016
The Salesman written and directed by celebrated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and co-financed by the Doha Film Institute, will mark its world premiere in the official competition of the 2016 Cannes Film...
09 May 2016
Qatar Together Youth initiative in collaboration with the Qatar Professional Women’s Network (QPWN) recently launched the ‘We Can Do It’ Campaign’ - Qatar edition, at the Museum of Islamic Art...
05 May 2016
Amid concerns about online privacy, social media use in the Middle East is shifting away from Twitter and Facebook and toward direct-messaging platforms such as Snapchat and WhatsApp. According to a...
09 March 2016
A new report by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), in partnership with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), points to shifts in regional media offerings of the Middle East. In the past the region’s...
06 March 2016
With some 50,000 movies made every year across the world, how can Arab filmmakers find their footing in the international market? This was one of the key topics discussed at the second edition of...

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