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Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 2 - Al-Johara

QFF 2015 - Production/Post-Production Stage

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 26 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Romantic Comedy, Family


Every fairytale has a reality. ‘Al-Johara’ is a Qatari take on the classic Cinderella tale accentuating Arabic traditions with a modern twist.


Nora Al-Subai
Nora Al-Subai
Rasha Mkachar
Production Company
Doha Film Institute

About the Director

Nora Al-Subai is a Qatari writer/director, born and raised in France. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon. Her short film, 'My Hero' (2013), premiered at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival where it won Best Short Film. The film also showed at the Cannes Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Children's Film Festival in Seattle, and the Latin Arab Festival in Buenos Aires. She also wrote and directed 'Al-Johara' (2016), which premiered at the Ajyal Film Festival 2016, where it won the Special Jury Award, and appeared in other prestigious film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, and Florence Film Festival.

Awards and Festival History


Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016, Made in Qatar (World Premiere)


  • Screenwriter

    Nora Al-Subai

    Independent Filmmaker

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