The Institute seeks to strengthen and empower Qatari voices in filmmaking that have the potential to make significant contributions to the art of cinema. Its focus on the growth and evolution of Qatar’s film community includes providing creative and logistical support for, and financial contributions to, work by filmmakers from Qatar.
In addition to applying for funding through the grants programme, Qatari filmmakers with short and feature-length projects at any stage of evolution are invited to contact the Institute year-round at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss grants, co-financing possibilities, internships with international productions, creative development seminars, mentorship initiatives and exhibition opportunities.
Development, production and post-production funding is available for first- and second-time directors from the MENA region for feature-length projects. Short films are eligible for production funding only. Established MENA directors may apply for post-production funding for feature-length projects.
Post-production funding is available for feature-length projects by first- and second-time non-MENA directors.
There are two submission cycles annually. The next cycle is in July 2017. Please check this page by early June for our exact submission dates.
Applications sent by email will not be considered. Please submit via the online form, accessible only while submissions are open.
**If you are unsure which regional criteria apply to your application, please click on the links to country lists below, or contact us at email@example.com.
For General Guidelines and Submission Materials for International Applicants please click on this link for PDF download
1. You have read, understood and have complied with all documentation relating to the Grants Programme.
2. You understand that the Institute is not obligated to either examine or use your application material or to
invite you to participate in the Grants Programme, nor to provide you with any reason for its decisions.
3. You understand that the application material you submit will be kept confidential by the Institute. You also understand that the Institute and persons and entities affiliated with, related to, or connected with the Institute and/or the Grants Programme operate other programmes and events and may be developing material that may be similar to your application in theme, idea, plot, format or in other material respects.
4. You are the sole author and owner of all application material and have the full right and authority to submit the application material to the Institute for inclusion in the Grants Programme.