The second edition of Qumra, a Doha Film Institute initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world, will kick off on Friday.

Qumra 2016, which will be held from March 4 to 9, will present 33 projects from 19 countries at various stages of production.

Nearly 200 delegates representing all facets of the film industry will participate in the programme. Representatives from international film festivals, funding bodies, sales, production and distribution companies along with development specialists and script consultants will also attend the event.