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.

Download Qumra 2021 Catalogue.

Screenings available online from 12 -25 March.

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

Moderator: Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim is an Egyptian film critic and programmer. He is the Arab delegate of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the 2018 curator of London's Safar Film Fest, a former member of Berlin Critics' Week and the ex-director of programming of the Cairo International Film Festival. He co-authored various books on Arab cinema and has written for numerous outlets around the world, including Middle East Eye, the Middle East Institute, BBC, MUBI, Verite, Al-Monitor, Al Jazeera, and The National (U.A.E.). To date, his writings have been translated into six different languages. He is also a script consultant and has worked with various funds and producers in the Arab World and Europe.