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Doha Tribeca Film Festival

November 17-24, 2012

What’s It All About?

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) annual international film festival and a cultural partnership between DFI and New York’s Tribeca Enterprises. The DTFF is committed to supporting and showcasing Arab films and to encourage the exchange of international storytelling.

Launched in 2009, DTFF is a community-minded international film event, focused on engaging local Qatari audience in world cinema appreciation, and showcasing emerging and auteur talent from the MENA region.

The Arab Film Competition for DTFF 2012 will consist of a Narrative Feature category, a Documentary Feature category and a Short Film category. Both the Documentary and Narrative Feature categories will have Best Director and Best Film Awards. The Shorts Competition will award a prize for Best Film. In addition, Official Selection films in the Arab Film Competition and the Contemporary World Cinema section are also eligible for Audience Awards in the Best Narrative and Documentary categories.

The official film programme, DTFF highlights also include Family Day dedicated to connecting families through film enthusiasm and education; and the return of the Made in Qatar section, which continues to support the country as a platform for filmmaking.

Watch Out For!

The festival will showcase 87 films from across the globe under distinct themed sections including Arab Film Competition, Made in Qatar, Contemporary World Cinema, Special Screenings and Tribute to Algerian Cinema.

The Family Day section will host the following red carpet screenings:

Silver Linings Playbook

Seven Psychopaths


Asterix and Obelix: In Britain 3D

Rise of the Guardians 3D

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Cinema Paradiso

The DTFF will also pay a tribute to Yash Chopra by screening his last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, under the Special Screenings programme. Aditya Chopra’s 1995 debut film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge will also be screened.

This year’s festival will host a special showcase of Algerian cinema entitled Tribute to Algerian Cinema: Caught Between Past and Present. Films under this segment include:

Rome Rather Than You

Winds of the Aures

• Omar Gatlato

Nouba of the Women of Mont Chenoua

The Battle of Algiers

The showcase will culminate in a live performance by Algerian jazz musician Safy Boutella at the official awards ceremony on November 22.


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