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Doha-Giffoni Experience

Jul 31, 2011

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A Taste of Giffoni Film Festival

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Thank you for joining our DFI special screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” Hope you enjoyed the experience !

Was the Harry Potter Finale Worth the Wait? You Tell Us!


  • Earn your invitation to become a Doha-Giffoni Experience juror
  • Enter our film review competition: the best 3 reviews will be published by a local newspaper
  • Get your review posted on the DFI website


Who is eligible: anyone 8-18 years old
Language: reviews in either Arabic or English
Deadline : 4th of August

Submit your review to: indicating your name, age, email address and/or your facebook/twitter account.

The Winners: you are all invited to a special Doha–Giffoni Experience Ramadan event where the winners will be announced. Register to our email address and you will receive details for this upcoming event.

Sign Up to:

  • Get more information on how to become a Doha-Giffoni Experience juror and attend the Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011 (October 25-29)
  • Find out about upcoming Doha-Giffoni Experience events in August, September and October
  • Discover new and exciting opportunities to appreciate film

The Tips to be considered when writing a film review.

  1. If you are reviewing a film that has sequels, make sure you’ve seen them all. You need to be familiar with the previous films before formulating a proper judgment.
  2. If you can, make sure to watch the film more than once. This will allow you to take notes of key elements you might have missed the first time.
  3. In your introductory paragraph, write the synopsis of the film very briefly, making sure to answer the 3 Ws (Where, What, When). Your readers need to have an idea of what you’re talking about.
  4. Evaluate the form by paying attention to the technical elements: How are the special effects? The editing? Was the music effective? The cinematography (lighting and camera)? Do these elements serve the story or distract us from it?
  5. Judge the content: Does the story make sense? Are the characters’ actions justifiable? Does the storyline evolve logically or are there some unnecessary details? Is the message of the film clear or not?
  6. What do you think of the actors? Did they make you believe the characters they’re playing? What could have they improved?
  7. Avoid Spoilers. Remember that many people haven’t watched the film yet, so make sure not to reveal any key information.
  8. When reviewing any point, make sure to support it with examples from the film. Your opinion is only valid when justified.
  9. Make comparisons with previous films if necessary. Does it remind you of other films you’ve watched previously? In the case of a sequel, how is it different from the previous ones? What’s new about it?
  10. In your closing paragraph, tell us what you’ve learnt from the film. And would you recommend it to others?

Doha-Giffoni Experience – Free Screening

The Doha Film Institute invites young film lovers from ages 8 to 18 for a taste of the Doha-Giffoni Experience. Get daily tips on how to review films from our online workshop and join us for a magical screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 2”, where you will:

  • Watch the final adventure of ‘Harry Potter’
  • Be a young critic
  • Be part of the Question & Answer (Q&A)
  • Watch highlights of Qatar’s first delegate of jurors at the Giffoni Film Festival
  • Get a sneak peek of the Doha-Giffoni Experience in Qatar

City Center Doha, Cinema 2
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
10:30 AM
Wizard attire optional!

Sign-up at:
Deadline to sign-up: 26 July 2011

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