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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010

  • Emerging Actors, Emerging Stars

    We discuss how to develop Arab talent and show auditions for a feature in the region in January by acclaimed French director Jean-Jacques Annaud: two actors will learn they have landed the role!

    Thu, Oct 28, 02:00 PM

  • Going Viral: Guerilla Marketing in a Digital World

    This panel analyzes the year's most creative viral-marketing tactics by looking at the horror hit "Paranormal Activity," Banksy's satirical documentary "Exit through the Gift Shop," and Ali F. Mostafa's "City of Life."

    Fri, Oct 29, 11:00 AM

  • Do you Speak Comedy? Humour Crossing Borders

    This panel, including creators and performers behind the comedies in the year's DTFF film lineup, will discuss how the power of comedy is wielded in the name of social satire and political subversiveness.

    Thu, Oct 28, 11:00 AM

  • The Art of Collaboration: Mira Nair's Maisha Film Lab

    Director Mira Nair's Uganda-based Maisha teaches East Africans the art of filmmaking. We'll screen the short film that won best screenplay at the Maisha workshop, Niam Etany's "super, full," among others, and informally engage with filmmakers about work and process.

    Wed, Oct 27, 11:00 AM

  • "Little Fockers": Development and Evolution of the "Meet the Parents" Franchise

    Leading Hollywood film producer Jane Rosenthal and the legendary Robert De Niro discuss this high-grossing comedy franchise. Be amongst the first to enjoy some hilarious moments from the upcoming "Little Fockers."

    Sat, Oct 30, 04:00 PM

  • Nitin Sawhney: Conversation with the Composer

    Ultra-versatile, hugely acclaimed, British-Indian musician-composer Nitin Sawhney - accompanied by tabla artist and frequent collaborator Aref Durvesh - will discuss his creative process, followed by a lively Q&A.

    Sat, Oct 30, 11:00 AM

  • DFI’s One-Minute Films Screening

    Since DFI's One-Minute Films programme began last year, almost 100 Qataris have learned to make their first film. A star-studded jury judges these little gems, touching on everything from football to Spider-Man.

    Fri, Oct 29, 02:00 PM

  • From “Lord of the Rings” to “Avatar” and Beyond: An Interactive Workshop with Weta Digital's Matt Aitken

    Matt Aitken, visual effects supervisor at Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, explains key techniques devised by his industry-leading FX firm, including using digital pre-visualization in story development and how to evoke a compelling motion-capture performance.

    Wed, Oct 27, 04:00 PM

  • A Celebration of 10-Minute Films

    In 2010, DFI launched a new program with our cultural partners, Tribeca Enterprises, to teach eight Doha-based students how to direct a 10-minute film. This private screening event will be followed by a reception.

    Sat, Oct 30, 01:15 PM

  • Travelling to Capture the World of Film: A Dialogue with Brigitte Lacombe

    As DFI presents "I Am Film: Work In Progress," an exhibition of portraits of important film figures from the Arab region by acclaimed French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, with video interviews by her sister French filmmaker Marian Lacombe.

    Wed, Oct 27, 02:00 PM

  • Masterclass with Rachid Bouchareb

    In this Masterclass, French-Algerian Rachid Bouchareb, a two-time Oscar nominee, will discuss his DTFF opener "Outside The Law," the superb "Days of Glory," and his role in illuminating 20th century French-Algerian history.

    Wed, Oct 27, 02:00 PM

  • Uncharted Territory: The Future of Storytelling and Distribution

    The digital revolution has changed practically every aspect of production, distribution, marketing - even storytelling. In this panel, top distributors, sales agents and producers discuss this new digital wave.

    Thu, Oct 28, 04:00 PM

  • Networking Event

    Organised a la "speed dating," this informative networking event will enable you to meet like-minded festival attendees and industry heavyweights as you move around the room in 10-minute intervals.

    Thu, Oct 28, 10:30 AM

  • "Pitch Your Project" Workshop: Day 2

    Top filmmakers from the Educational Workshop on Day 1 will now pitch their project or script idea in three minutes to a select group of industry professionals, including producers and film executives.

    Sat, Oct 30, 10:30 AM

  • "Pitch Your Project" Workshop: Day 1

    Whether you're a filmmaker just breaking into the business or a veteran director keeping up with the latest approach, this workshop will show you how to make your best pitch in front of established film executives, who will then provide feedback and guidance based on the presentation.

    Fri, Oct 29, 10:30 AM

  • Networking Lunch

    Each day, these family-style lunches immediately following morning industry events will cover business-related subjects such as production, distribution and financing.

    Thu, Oct 28, 12:30 PM

  • Karak Chats - Friday

    With Doha's "City Art Exhibit," over 100 emerging and iconic cinematic figures tell their stories through the lens of world-renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe. Meet them in person during these daily coffee/ Karak chats.

    Fri, Oct 29, 03:00 PM

  • Karak Chats - Saturday

    With Doha's "City Art Exhibit," over 100 emerging and iconic cinematic figures tell their stories through the lens of world-renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe. Meet them in person during these daily coffee/ Karak chats.

    Sat, Oct 30, 03:00 PM

  • Networking Lunch

    Each day, these family-style lunches immediately following morning industry events will cover business-related subjects such as production, distribution and financing.

    Sat, Oct 30, 12:30 PM