Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) was an annual five-day film
festival that was organised from 2009 to 2012 to promote
international films, and to develop a sustainable film industry in
Qatar. One of Qatar's largest entertainment events, it attracted
over 50,000 guests in 2010.
The festivals were organised by the
Doha Film Institute (DFI), which
was founded by Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani which
implements, consolidates and oversees film initiatives in Qatar. The
Festival was launched in 2009 through a cultural partnership between
DFI and Tribeca Enterprises. The Festival was led by Abdulaziz
Alkhater, Executive Director of DFI.
1 DTFF 2010
2 DTFF 2011
3 DTFF 2012
5 External links
6 See also
The second Festival took place October 26–30, 2010 featuring 51
films from 35 countries including four world premieres. Over 50,000
guests attended the Festival screenings and events.
Celebrities who attended the Festival in 2010 include Robert De Niro,
Salma Hayek Pinnault, Julian Schnabel, Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbas,
Yousra, Adel Emam, Mira Nair, Kevin Spacey, Rachid Bouchareb, Basma
Hassan, Yasmine Al Massri, and Stephane Rolland.
The 3rd annual DTFF took place from October 25–29, 2011 at Katara
Cultural Village, Doha.
Approximately 51 films from 35 countries were screened at the
festival, including nine world premieres, four international premieres
and 26 MENA premieres within various themed sections, showcasing World
and Middle Eastern Cinema. The Festival featured
international film competitions, including Best
Arab Film, Best Arab
Filmmaker, Audience Awards for Best Narrative, Best Documentary and
Arab Short Films.
The award for Best Film went to
Normal! directed by Merzak
The fourth edition of DTFF, held from November 17–24, was expanded
to eight days. Indoor and outdoor screenings took place at Katara
Cultural Village and Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA). DTFF 2012
showcased over 87 films from across the globe under distinct themed
Arab Film Competition, Made in Qatar,
Contemporary World Cinema and
^ Article in Gulf Times January 2011 Archived 2011-01-28 at the
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^ Article in Variety Arabia
^ DTFF at Tribeca Film Festival in 2009 Archived August 22, 2011, at
the Wayback Machine.
^ Article in Guardian.co.uk in 2011
^ Article in NewzGlobe regarding DTFF 2010
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^ Article in Ahram online on DTFF 2011 line-up
^ Press announcement of competitions at DTFF 2011
Qatar opens film festival with 'Black Gold' (AFP)
^ "Algerian Filmmaker
Merzak Allouache Struggles with Censorship After
Long Career". al-akhbar.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
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