Magazine article Screen International

Doha Head of Programming Departs

Magazine article Screen International

Doha Head of Programming Departs

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EXCLUSIVE: Ludmila Cvikova leaves post three months after DFI CEO also departs.

The Doha Film Institute's head of programming Ludmila Cvikova has stepped down after three years in the role.

The long-time Rotterdam programmer will return to the Netherlands to pursue script consulting, film funding consulting, festival strategies and further programming.

The DFI has not named a successor but a festival spokesperson told ScreenDaily: "Our in-house team continues to programme for our various screening platforms along with support from the international programming advisors who we have worked with in the past."

Cvikova's departure follows that of former DFI CEO Abdulaziz Al-Khater in May.

The respected long-time Rotterdam programmer Cvikova was also deputy director of Doha's new Qumra festival, for first- and second-time filmmakers, which saw its first edition postponed. …

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