Qatari Filmmakers in Cannes Explore the World of Cinema and Present their Stories

Doha, Qatar; May, 2016: The Doha Film Institute is hosting emerging Qatari filmmakers at the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, where they are participating in a series of targeted workshops, networking events and industry meetings, to support them in advancing their filmmaking careers.

The young Qatari directors Amna Al-Binali and Jassim Al Rumaihi, have had an opportunity to connect with their peers from the global entertainment industry and learn from some of the world’s most prominent film experts at this international gathering. During the week-long educational programme, the talented duo took part in workshops, script development advisory sessions and one-on-one meetings, in addition to attending the screenings of the most-awaited films from across the world.

Qatari Filmmakers in Cannes Explore the World
Chadi Zennedine, guests, Hanaa Issa of Doha Film Institute and Fatma Al Remaihi; CEO of Doha Film Institute attend the Doha Film Institute Reception at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Five Seas Hotel. Cannes, France. (Source: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images Europe)

Fatma Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said:

“Apart from the significant showcase of films supported by the Doha Film Institute that will screen at Cannes, we are delighted to host our own Qatari talent and our ‘Made in Qatar’ films at the world’s premier film event. Through this, we aim to strengthen the skills of our young filmmakers, and highlight their creative works to the world. The networking sessions and the screenings at Cannes will help the participants to gain deep insights into the newest trends in filmmaking, which they can apply in their creative pursuits and add to the pride of Arab cinema.”