The Institute

Our mission

Doha Film Institute is dedicated to film appreciation, education, and building a dynamic film industry in Qatar that focuses on nurturing regional storytellers while being entirely global in its scope. With culture, community, education and entertainment at its foundation, Doha Film Institute serves as an all-encompassing film hub in Doha, as well as a resource for the region and the rest of the world. We firmly believe in the power of film to change hearts and minds, and our motto reflects the sentiment that “Film is Life”.

  • Leadership

    Along with its Founder and Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, DFI leadership includes DFI Board Member H.E. Sheikh Thani bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatar’s Minister Of Culture and Sports H.E. Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali Maadheed, Chairman of Qatar Sports Investments and CEO of the Bein Media Group H.E. Nasser bin Ghanem Al-Khelaifi, Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Media Corporation H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Director Of The Government Communication Office and Acting Director of The Prime Minister’s Office H.E. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, CEO Of Qatar Museums and Special Advisor to H.E. the Chairperson, Mansour Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud, Chairman of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Board of Directors H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, and Chief Executive Officer of Doha Film Institute Mrs. Fatma Al Remaihi.

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  • Production

    Using our own in-house production unit, collaborations with foreign filmmakers and rising talent from our educational programmes, we develop and produce original stories for the web, television, radio and film.

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  • Careers

    Doha Film Institute is offering careers and training for people with a variety of interests and backgrounds. The work is diverse, engaging, and continually evolving, with many opportunities for you to apply your skills in ways you might never have imagined.

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  • Partners

    Doha Film Institute has established a number of strategic cultural partnerships with leading international organisations, as well as its own Doha-based programs, to give filmmakers a chance to participate in top quality workshops and training.

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