Qumra Master Classes are inspiring daily sessions led by one of our esteemed Qumra Masters.
Qumra Screenings are a slate of compelling feature films funded by the Institute through its training, grants, and co-financing initiatives.
Qumra Meetings are a series of one-on-one meetings, roundtables, feedback panels, workshops, and tailored mentoring sessions between representatives from the selected projects and seasoned industry experts.
Qumra Series will see seven teams present their series projects, currently in development, to a group of international industry professionals and experts in the serialized format, through individual and group advisory sessions.
Qumra Shorts are an intensive workshop during which 11 Qatar-based filmmakers will present their short film projects, currently in development or production, to a group of international shorts experts.
Selected participants will have the opportunity to participate in the following events:
QUMRA WORKING BREAKFASTS
Working Breakfasts (Breakfast Talks)
A series of moderated roundtable discussions where representatives of labs and festivals, sales agents, distributors, VoD platforms and financiers present their companies to the projects, share their expertise with them and discuss current industry trends.
Working Breakfasts (Feedback Sessions)
Pre-arranged moderated group meetings where participants present their projects for feedback from sales agents, distributors, and financiers.
Work-in-Progress and Picture Lock Industry Screenings
Closed preview screenings of 20-minute excerpts from 13 feature-length Qumra projects in the final stages of post-production. Twenty-minute excerpts of projects are presented for select festival programmers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters, post-production funds and VoD platforms.
The Qumra Meetings are a series of one-on-one meetings, group sessions, roundtables, and tailored mentoring sessions between representatives from the selected projects and seasoned industry experts.
Briefing meetings for project delegates with moderators and mentors to prepare for their screening and feedback sessions, and consultations with Qumra experts.
Intensive individual consultations with expert script advisors for grantees with projects in the early stages of development.
Rough Cut Consultations / Editing Consultations
Intensive sessions with industry experts offering individual consultation to grantees with projects in post-production, providing bespoke advice regarding structure and editing.
One-on-One and Group Tutorials
Individual and group advisory sessions tailored to the needs of the project at hand. Industry experts cover a broad range of subjects, from creative feedback related to storytelling, filmmaking and directing or business advice pertaining to financing strategies and legal considerations for co-productions, marketing & packaging, and project positioning, to festival strategies and sales.
A panel of industry experts provides immediate, individual feedback to the Qumra projects in post-production stages, based on the 20-minute excerpt presented.
Match Made Meetings
Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings in which participants present their projects to industry experts and discuss opportunities for collaboration, including sales and distribution.
Seven teams will present their DFI-supported series projects to a group of international industry professionals through individual and group advisory and pitching sessions. They will have the opportunity to meet with writers, producers, creators, showrunners, labs and markets representatives, funders, broadcasters and VoD platforms with the aim of enhancing their projects and getting them a step closer to completion.
An intensive workshop where eleven filmmakers present their short film projects, currently in development or production, to a group of international industry professionals—including script consultants, filmmaker mentors, producers, lab representatives, and programmers—all experts in the short form. The programme seeks to continue the Doha Film Institute’s support for filmmaking talent in Qatar.