Qumra

Welcome to Qumra 2021, an incredible online experience that brings together fascinating Master Classes with world-renowned filmmakers, inspiring talks with distinguished artists and a selection of screenings showcasing some of the very best new feature-length and short films made with the support of the Doha Film Institute.

Download Qumra 2021 Catalogue.


Qumra Master Classes
Our five internationally acclaimed Masters for 2021 encompass the full spectrum of filmmaking as a craft, from direction and screenwriting to cinematography and sound. Between them, these luminaries of the film industry have created some of the finest examples of contemporary world cinema and will provide invaluable guidance and inspiration to all Qumra participants.

The programme includes legendary French auteur Claire Denis, BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, internationally celebrated director and Cannes veteran James Gray, Silver Lion winning film director and screenwriter Jessica Hausner and Academy Award® winning sound designer Mark Mangini.

Qumra Talks
Our Qumra Talks invite leaders from film and the arts to weigh in on diverse topics impacting the creative industries. We are honoured to host pioneering singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan, and the influential photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

Qumra Screenings (MENA Access Only)
Our Qumra Screenings are a selection of acclaimed feature-length and short films made with the support of the Doha Film Institute’s Grants Programmes and Filmmaking Labs. This year we present bold stories from both new and seasoned voices—offering audiences fresh, original perspectives from the MENA region and beyond.

All Qumra Screenings include a pre-recorded Q&A with the filmmaker, moderated by film critic and programmer Joseph Fahim.

Qumra Pass
To get the most from your Qumra experience, we recommend our Qumra Pass package as it will give you access to our entire programme.