Doha Film Institute presents Qumra, an initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world.

The primary motive of this international gathering of creative film professionals is to contribute to the development of emerging voices in cinema, with a special focus on first- and second-time filmmakers, alongside a series of screenings for Doha audiences featuring films by international masters and recipients of support from the Institute.

The Qumra gathering is categorised in three sections:

Master Classes
Master Classes with Qumra Masters, including Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Caméra d’Or winner Naomi Kawase, Academy Award nominees Joshua Oppenheimer and James Schamus, and Golden Lion winner Aleksandr Sokurov.

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Emphasising work by first- and second-time filmmakers, 23 feature-length and 10 short films have been selected to benefit from the experience of international film industry experts in bespoke mentorship labs and business meetings.

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The Modern Masters and New Voices in Cinema include a showcase of films presented by Qumra Masters and critically acclaimed films funded by the Institute.

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