Magazine article Screen International

Farhadi, Dumont, Panh Named as Qumra Masters

Magazine article Screen International

Farhadi, Dumont, Panh Named as Qumra Masters

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The third edition of the bespoke event, reserved for first and second-time filmmakers and their producers, will take place in Doha March 3-8, 2017.

"We are excited at the prospect of welcoming these masters and look forward to engaging interactions among them and the participating filmmakers," said DFI chief executive officer Fatma Al Remaihi, adding that the final masters would be announced in the New Year.

DFI artistic director Elia Suleiman noted that selecting the masters was a complex process: "March can be a complicated time because it's when a lot of the directors we're looking at are completing films in time for Cannes. I tried to look at the selection as a whole and think about what the attending film-makers need and how masters fit together."

Since launching in 2014, Qumra has gained a reputation as a go-to event for up-and-coming film-makers for its intimate atmosphere and easy access to top producers, sales agents and established talent. …

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