27/10/2011

Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) - October 25 – 29 2011, 14 Arab Films in Competition

Euromed Audiovisual III, Strategic Partnership is present at the festival

Events and Festivals

Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) -  October 25 – 29  2011, 14 Arab Films in  Competition
The third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), scheduled to run October 25 – 29, 2011 at Katara Cultural Village, will continue to build on the success of previous editions, providing a diverse array of cinematic experiences for both public and private Festival guests.

The five-day celebration (October 25-29) will see more than 50 films from 35 countries screen before an expected audience intake of more than 50,000 people, showcasing a culturally diverse cross section of comedies, family-oriented films, epics, political biopics, thrillers and documentaries. With nine world premieres, four international premieres and 26 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) premieres, the Festivals’ dynamic film slate promises to provide something for all ages and viewing tastes.

The Capacity Development Support Unit of Euromed Audiovisual III is present at the festival and participates in several activities in order:

• to enhance the visibility of the program and its activities related to strengthening of audiovisual and film industries in the region, through participation in international discussion panels and workshops organized by the festival,
• and to identify various initiatives, concerning film financing in the MENA region, film production and annual training programs.

Since its inception, The Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) successful cultural partnership with Tribeca Enterprises has culminated in the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) – an annual celebration of film that embodies shared core values to create a community-minded, audience-driven platform for the expression, exposure and celebration of both Arab and international films.

The Festival aims to bring people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds together through the universal language of film, evolving and transforming each year, but retaining its core focus to illuminate global creativity and exchange culture, stories, and perspectives.

DTFF 2011 will also include an expanded Arab Film Competition, comprising 14 films, split between narratives and documentaries, an eclectic lineup of 16 Contemporary World Cinema titles; and a dynamic slate of 14 special screenings from across the world. Accompany the new programming split will be a fresh set of awards including: Best Arab Narrative Feature; Best Arab Narrative Director; Best Narrative Performance Award; Best Arab Documentary Feature; Best Arab Documentary Director; Best Arab Short Film; as well as Audience Awards for Best Narrative Film and Best Documentary.

For more information: http://www.dohafilminstitute.com

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