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Short Film Challenge!

Start date:
Jan 26, 2014 18:00 PM
Ability Level:

Registration Closed

Doha Film Institute presents a five-week filmmaking challenge, combining all the fundamental elements of making a movie: screenwriting, cinematography, production, direction and editing. Participants will write, produce, shoot and edit six compelling short films, which will look at themes of contemporary life in Qatar, and explore the personal experiences of the filmmakers involved.

The workshop is conducted in Arabic and English and is open to participants 18 years of age old and older.

Dates: Sunday – Thursday, 26 January – 27 February 2014
Venue: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Centre
Times: Weeknights – 6:00–9:00 PM

To Apply:

STEP 1: Complete the online registration form, and tell us why you want to join this workshop:

STEP 2: In addition to the application form, please email your story idea to

Submissions close Monday, 20 January. Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday, 22 January.

Please note: each short film can only have:

  • Maximum 2 locations
  • Maximum 3 characters
  • Must be shot in daylight hours