The Institute

Our mission

DFI 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, DFI 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 H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, DFI leadership includes Festival Board Chair, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al-Thani, Vice Chair, H.E. Dr. Hassan Al-Nimah, Festival Board Member, H.E. Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousuf Al Thani.

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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

    DFI 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

    The 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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