As the Doha Film Institute's annual celebration of all things film, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is a community-minded event that showcases the best of Arab and international cinema.
Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is Doha Film Institute’s annual international film festival and is part of DFI’s year round initiatives dedicated to creating a film culture and industry in Qatar. A cultural partnership between DFI and New York’s Tribeca Enterprises, DTFF is committed to supporting and showcasing Arab films and talent in both cities, and to encourage the exchange of global storytelling.
Launched in 2009, DTFF is a community minded international film event, focused on engaging local Qatari audiences in world cinema appreciation, and showcasing emerging and auteur talent from the MENA region.
DTFF 2012 will run from the 17th until the 24th of November. The Arab Film Competition for DTFF 2012 will consist of a Narrative Feature category, a Documentary Feature category and a Short Film category. Both the Documentary and Narrative Feature categories will have Best Director and Best Film Awards. The Shorts Competition will award a prize for Best Film. In addition, Official Selection films in the Arab Film Competition and the Contemporary World Cinema section are also eligible for Audience Awards in the Best Narrative and Documentary categories.
In addition to the official film programme, DTFF highlights also include Family Day; dedicated to connecting families through film enthusiasm and education, and the return of the Made in Qatar section which continues to support the country as a platform for filmmaking.