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Welcome to Geekdom 2018!

This year at Qatar’s largest pop-culture event, we are celebrating our inner-geek with a host of fantastic activities for nerds of all kinds! From our cool cosplay day to edge-of-your-seat video game tournaments, and more – we’ve got something for everyone! So come join us as we showcase everything unique and ingenious in motion arts and visual storytelling at Katara this 29 November to 3 December.

Geekdom is a truly unique community engagement platform. It offers diverse and unique experiences for people to showcase their passion for motion arts and visual storytelling (Art, Film, Video games, Comic books, Animation and Television).

Location: Katara Buildings 18 & 19

29 Nov, 1-3 Dec / 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
30 Nov / 2:00 PM–10:00 PM

Geekdom gives the opportunity for many creatives, such as character designers, concept artists, storyboard artists and fan artists, to demonstrate their skills and share them with the community. This includes selling their arts and products.

Entrance is FREE

For more information, please contact us through the following email: Geekdom@dohafilminstititue.com

Main Activities:

Geekdom Tournaments
Geekdom Screenings
Geekdom Talks
Geekdom Closing Concert


Geekdom Tournaments

We hope you’re fighting fit because the Geekdom Tournament Series is coming soon!

Find out more about all the tournaments here.


Geekdom Screenings

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Thursday, 29 November, 2:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Tickets: Free – first come, first served

Japan / English / 1989
104 mins / Colour / Bluray

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

The story of a young witch, named Kiki who is a little green and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined.
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Spirited Away

Friday, 30 November, 2:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Tickets: Free – first come, first served

Japan / Japanese / 2005
120 mins / Colour / DCP

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise

Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park.
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My Neighbor Totoro

Sunday, 2 December, 2:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Tickets: Free – first come, first served

Japan / English / 1988
88 mins / Colour / DCP

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

An enchanting tale that captures all the wonder, awe and gentle sadness of childhood.
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About the Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki was born in Tokyo in 1941. He directed his first feature film in 1979. His lengthy career in animation includes the films ‘Laputa: Castle in the Sky’ (1986), ‘Princess Mononoke’ (1997) and ‘Spirited Away’ (2001), an international phenomenon that broke every Japanese box-office record, won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and received an Oscar in 2003.


Geekdom Talks

A Talk with Omar Al Shamma

Friday, 30 November, 7:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Language: Arabic

An exciting talk with voice over artist Omar Al Shamma whose work in dubbing and screen acting earned him several accolades. What challenges has he faced, being one of the founding members of the dubbing movement in the region? And how was his experience working on such Disney classics such as Up and Bolt for over half a century?
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Immersive Content: Expanding Outward by Looking Inward

Saturday, 1 December, 7:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Language: English

How has what was once a technological novelty and sci-fi movie prop become a viable platform in the future of media? Has immersive content made it to mainstream or is this a fad that will fade to obscurity? Learn about how 360-video and virtual reality advance the capabilities of education, communication, and entertainment when we look at the current state and where the technology might go.
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Life as a Geek

Monday, 3 December, 7:00 PM, Building 18, Screening Room

Language: English

We are in the Golden Age of Geekdom…but how? Looking back at his childhood and the television shows and movies that influenced and cultivated his love for all things geeky, Leland tracks the progression of comic book, science fiction and fantasy characters. The gradual acceptance of these sub-culture heroes to modern day cultural icons was a long journey that has changed societies perception of what it is to be a geek.
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Geekdom Closing Concert

Cinemoon meets Geekdom

Date: 3rd December

Time: 09:15pm

Location: Katara Esplanade, Ajyal Stage

Tickets: Free – first come, first served

‘CineMoon’ ensemble members represent a selection of some of the finest musicians from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

At Geekdom, CineMoon will perform an exclusive playlist that includes music from the world’s most beloved films, anime, and videogames.

There will be specials guests and rewards too, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy your favourite music with friends, family and your community!

For more information on CineMoon, please visit www.cinemoon.me