Magazine article Screen International

DFI Launches Qatari Film Fund

Magazine article Screen International

DFI Launches Qatari Film Fund

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Fund will develop up to four feature films and will develop and produce up to eight short films every year.

Doha Film Institute (DFI) has launched a dedicated Qatari Film Fund to support shot and feature film-making by Qataris.

The film development, production and post-production fund will offer another avenue of support extended by the Institute for the growth of home-grown talent. It was announced by Fatma Al Remaihi [pictured], acting CEO of the Doha Film Institute and director of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, at the screening of the 'Made in Qatar' films at the second Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Starting early next year, the fund will develop up to four feature films as well as develop and produce up to eight short films every year through two application sessions. At least one of the four feature films will be selected the following year for production support by the Qatari Film Fund through mentoring and financial support. …

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