Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2011

  • Authentic Khaleeji Storytelling

    How can the ambitions and local talents be developed to build a sustainable creative industry? Last month, Emirati director Ali Mostafa – in between filming his next feature following his debut, “City of Life” – launched his five minute thriller webisodes “Classified” with MBC. The casting and pre-production was done in three weeks. The series concept was inspired by the success of Lebanon’s Emmy ® award winning “Shankaboot”, which is now expanding its Arabic series to the Gulf, in search of untold stories and undiscovered talents. In this panel, join Qatari filmmaker Ahmed Al Baker and guests, to discuss how it’s more than just local audiences who want to consume Gulf storylines, from online to the big screen. The question is: how can local talents and skills be developed to meet their appetites and develop authentic voices?

    Sat, Oct 29, 04:00 PM

  • Black Gold: Behind-the-Scenes of an Epic Journey

    A discussion around “Black Gold”and the behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film shot in Tunisia and Qatar during the Arab Spring. The director, the producer and the cast will explore the practical and creative aspects of shooting the film and share their stories and the challenges they experienced during this truly international production. The creative team will discuss the process of capturing the spectacular Qatari desert landscapes on film for the very first time. Hear how Oscar ® winning composer James Horner (“Titanic”, “Avatar”) collaborated with some of the region’s greatest talents, including Qatari singer, Fahad Al Kubaisi, to create a world class film score.

    Wed, Oct 26, 02:30 PM

  • SHE is Film

    In 2010, Katheryn Bigelow became the first woman in Academy Award ® history to win the award for Best Director for the Iraq war film, “The Hurt Locker”. Did this win reflect a new era for women in film globally? Are there signs the male dominated culture of the film business is changing? Leading women in world cinema debate on why there are so few women at the top and how a new generation of female filmmakers is taking on the boys club. Join the discussion with acclaimed Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki (“Caramel”, “Where Do We Go Now”), producer Dora Bouchoucha (“Red Satin”), Turkish-German director Yasmin Samdereli of “Almanya” and Golden Bear Winner, director of “Grbavica” and “On the Path”, and DTFF 2011 juror, Jasmila Zbanic.

    Thu, Oct 27, 04:00 PM