Annual festival of Doha Film Institute will be held from 17 to 24 November, showcasing 87 films from across the globe alongside a vibrant programme of activities The weeklong Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) starts on 17 November with a stellar line-up of films, including 26 by female directors.
The DTFF gives audiences an all-inclusive cultural experience. Aside from its themed film sections, namely Arab Film Competition, Made in Qatar, Contemporary World Cinema, Special Screenings and Tribute to Algerian Cinema, the festival features a dynamic programme of panel discussions and educational filmmaking workshops.
Films will be screened at indoor and outdoor venues across the Qatari capital at Katara Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA), and Souq Waqif.
Among the wide array of films, 26 are by women directors, including Tahani’s Rashed tale of dismantling dictatorship in Egypt in A Deep Long Breath. Other female-directed films include Odette Makhlouf Mouarkech’s The Wall, Brains of Empowerment by Amna Khalaf, Children of Sarajevo by Marija Pikic and Ismir Gagula, and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Robert De Niro will be in town to discuss the highlights of his career, and Mira Nair will share her experience about The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Panel discussions about contemporary changes in the filmmaking industry in the Middle East will also take place. ‘Emerging Cinema of Change and Transmedia: Storytelling in the Digital Age’, in which co-creator of the multimedia storytelling project 18 Days in Egypt, Yasmin Elayat, will present the crowd-source platform where Egyptian citizens shared their January 25 Revolution stories.