By showing a selection of films from Arab world as part of programme of 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, the cooperation between Sarajevo Film Festival and Doha Film Institute continues. This lasting two-way partnership started eight years ago.
Doha Film Institute (DFI) is an independent, not-for-profit cultural organisation established in 2010. It organically supports the growth of the local film community by enhancing industry knowledge, cultivating film appreciation and contributing to the development of sustainable creative industries in Qatar.
DFI’s platforms include funding and production of local, regional and international films, educational programmes, film screenings, Ajyal Film Festival and Qumra – an initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world.
Three grant recipients and past Qumra projects to benefit from additional guidance and support from the Festival’s CineLink Industry Days programme: “Nezouh” by Soudade Kadaan, “The Pearl” by Noor Al-Nasr and “The Maiden’s Pond” by Bassem Breche.
With culture, community, education and entertainment at its foundation, DFI serves as an all-encompassing film hub in Doha, as well as a resource for the region and the rest of the world. DFI is committed to supporting Qatar’s 2030 vision for the development of a knowledge-based economy.
The selected films will be shown as a part of Partner Presents programme of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival via ondemand.sff.ba.