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Doha Film Institute

Doha Film Institute is an independent, not-for-profit cultural organisation. It supports the growth of the local film community through cultivating film appreciation, enhancing industry knowledge and contributing to the development of sustainable creative industries in Qatar. The Institute’s platforms include funding and production of local, regional and international films; skills-sharing and mentorship programmes; film screenings; the Ajyal Youth Film Festival; and Qumra. With culture, community, learning and entertainment at its foundation, the Institute is committed to supporting Qatar’s 2030 vision for the development of a knowledge-based economy.

DFI Grants Programme:

The Doha Film Institute Grants Programme aims to identify new talent, seek out new cinematic voices and discover universally resonant stories. The Institute’s approach is to champion projects that aim to explore, expand and cultivate authentic storytelling. The Programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length films, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors. Financial support is also available for TV and web series helmed by MENA scriptwriters and directors, subject to eligibility criteria.

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